Author: Operation Groundswell

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Meet Ishita: the Heart of Spiti Ecosphere

by Evelyn Murray, a retired OG Program Leader for India! This article is part of the #MeetGroundswell series of posts where we share the stories of the people who make up the Operation Groundswell community.  Meet Ishita Khanna. Ishita started the organization Ecosphere, a social

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Alumni Network

Unlearning and Learning How to Travel with OG

An interview with Reid Hey Hey! My name is Reid, and I am from the United States! More specifically, I’m from Montana and even though it’s the fourth largest state in acres, it’s 44th in population.  Back in 2017, I went on the Peru: Secrets

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Statement on Social and Racial Justice in Solidarity with Black Lives Matter

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Alumni Network

To Peru: An OG Journey with Caroline

Hi there! My name is Caroline Wiechers and I am a 23 year old travel lover living in Toronto, Ontario! I am a musical theatre performer here in the city, and when I’m not singing, dancing, or acting I love reading, admiring dogs, and listening

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Alumni Network

Mindful Consumerism – Guatemala with Gillian

We talked to Gillian  to hear about her OG adventure in Guatemala in 2018. Here are the highlights of her program, tips for travel and reflections!  My name is Gillian Fairles, and I’m from Ontario Canada. I am a culinary management student, but my other

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South Asia

Mind and Body with Emma in India

an interview with Emma, by Caroline W Last week, we sat down with Megan to hear about her Adventure in Guatemala. We’re back with another interview with an OG Alum – Emma! Here’s what she had to say about her time in India with us…

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Alumni Network

Megan’s Adventure in Guatemala – New Perspectives

an interview with Megan, by Caroline W We recently chatted with Megan about her OG trip to Guatemala on Guatemala: Extreme in 2015. It was an action-packed program, and with a little time to process it and reflect, here’s what she had to say! Caroline:

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Central America

How Guatemala Changed My American Life

by Nate Van Haute Everyone I met in Guatemala during my Operation Groundswell program had a story to tell. Each story, just like each individual, was particularly unique. I heard a story from a guerrillo soldier illustrating the atrocities that ultimately my country was guilty

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East Africa

From Chicago to Shule

I wasn’t sure what to expect as I embarked to Tanzania with Operation Groundswell. Approaching the trip, my knowledge was limited. I knew that it would be winter in Africa. I knew that there were giraffes and elephants and lions to encounter.

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South Asia

Finding Tibet

As you begin reading this, take a moment – pick up a map of the world – find Tibet.

Chances are, you will not be able to find it. In fact, a week ago, I wouldn’t have been able to tell you where Tibet was either.

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