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Photo of Avra Dugan Avra Dugan Montero, Bolivia
Home Astoria NY Work Hogar Sagrado Corazón Montero Bolivia School Binghamton University

I have greatly enjoyed my time as a registered nurse in the U.S, but I feel a great calling to international service to the poor, especially in countries where access to healthcare is limited or completely unavailable. I strongly believe that an experience working in areas of poverty internationally will provide me with greater compassion and resourcefulness to bring to service back in the U.S for impoverished communities.

Photo of Thao Nguyen Thao Nguyen Montero, Bolivia
Home Knoxville TN Work Hogar Sagrado Corazón Montero Bolivia School University of Tennessee

To be honest, I first started looking at serving because I had a year off between undergraduate and graduate schools. However, as I’ve met the people within the Don Bosco family (SDBs, FMAs and SLMs), I realized that I wanted more than just a year of service to fill the gap of my life. I want to live for others, to put God as the center of my life and to not put off till tomorrow the good that I can do today because I may not have a tomorrow, in the words of St.…

Photo of Megan Schneider Megan Schneider Cochabamba, Bolivia
Work Hogar María Auxiliadora Cochabamba Bolivia Home Rockford IL School Drake University Blog: Visit Blog

John Waters writes about his response to Pope Francis’s call to go to “the outskirts of existence: “That phrase seemed immediately to gesture far beyond geography, or sociology, or ideology, beyond even the idea of allegiance to a faith. It summoned us to a responsibility that resides beyond calls to duty or compassion or even what is conventionally called charity.…