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Photo by Kendall Marianacci, Nepal Semester.

Meredith’s Introductory Yak!


My name is Meredith and I’m from Boca Raton, Florida. I’m a forest and mountain lover who grew up in a place with scant forests and no mountains. But the beach is nice too, though!

I am writing this from the heart of Old City Jerusalem, Israel, where I am finishing up a five month program. On Friday I head home for about two weeks, and then it’s off for the second leg of my gap year adventure!

My biggest passion I guess is music. I play violin, guitar, and some piano. I am prone to spontaneously bursting into song, so consider this a fair warning. I’m also a big big fan of Harry Potter, and, more recently, Lord of the Rings. I love getting lost in a book, especially fantasy, and I’m always open to recommendations. My other hobbies include making bad puns, listening to Disney songs in various languages, geeking out about things, and showing people pictures of my doggy (he’s very cute).

I feel so so lucky that I’m able to go on this Nepal adventure with you all. I’m most excited to learn a new language, spend time in the mountains, learn some new skills, and totally immerse myself in a new religion and culture. I chose to take this gap year because I wanted time away from school and a chance to see the world and learn about myself and what my place is.

I’m so excited to meet you all! See you soon!!