Nationality: Canadian

GYV Participant during:2007

Education:I received my high school diploma from St. Bonaventure’s College in St. John’s, NL, Canada.  I am currently studying at Earlham College in Richmond, IN, USA.  I hope to graduate in 2012 with a Bachelors of Arts in Peace and Global Studies with a music minor.

Most Interesting Country Visited:  How can one compare the textiles of Guatemala to the music of Ireland or the castles of England to the architecture in Japan?  Every place I have visited has been interesting in its own ways and I cannot think of one I enjoyed distinctly more than an other.

Favorite GYV Memory:There were so many wonderful moments at GYV.  I will always remember with fondness the cultural nights, the arabic music lessons, the day with we took over the kitchen and attempted to cook, the day we ventured off to a roller skating rink, etc.  With all of those great memories in mind, however, the last evening we spent together in a large circle holding candles and speaking to each other about our experiences is my favourite GYV memory..

Biography:  Born and raised in St. John’s, Newfoundland, Canada, Charlotte-Anne Malischewski participated in GYV as a musician in the Arabic music program.  The experience she had at GYV with students all over the world led her to choose a small liberal arts college quite far from her home, because of its large international population and it’s focus on peace.  Charlotte-Anne is heavily involved in music (orchestra, choirs, chamber music, folk bands, etc.) and is currently the convener of her college’s Progressive Union. Charlotte-Anne has received many awards for her music, public speaking, and academics.  Whether it be through music, theatre, public speaking, volunteering, or academics, Charlotte-Anne seeks to develop a sense of community wherever she is.  To her, an ideal  community is one in which people live with peace, justice, equality, and tolerance and in which culture is respected and generated.  Though she has goals and dreams for her future, Charlotte-Anne is focusing on completing her undergraduate degree for now.  She hopes to discover the world through academic thought and, in four years, be able to describe herself as a thinking citizen.