1. If you’re traveling with a significant other, bring a padlock. (Don't worry, it's only for the Bridge of Love)
2. You will definitely meet some amazing people.
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Jason Stout grew up in Utah and the Netherlands and has spent nearly a quarter of his life living abroad. He is currently getting his Master’s of International Affairs, studying international finance and economic policy at Columbia University and works as an Analyst at Emerging Market Economics. In his spare time Jason helps manage a website and podcast he co-founded, which is dedicated to advocating service and poverty elimination (NoPoorAmongThem.org). Jason’s enduring passion is economic development and human rights. He served as a Peace Corps volunteer in South Africa, volunteered in Russia with a UN-affiliated refugee NGO and volunteered in Ukraine for two years with the LDS Church. Here he managed public health projects for over 25,000 youth and provided free English education. Jason has worked extensively with refugees and victims of human trafficking in the US with Catholic Charities and Child Rescue of North America. He is excited to return to Ukraine as a Kiva Fellow. Jason is a proud husband and father of a one-year-old. They currently live in New York City, where they enjoy Ethiopian food and old Russian movies.