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Category: Volunteer Abroad (28 posts)
Posted on Thursday, July 9, 2020 - 11:11 in Stories from Abroad, Volunteer Abroad

Nichole volunteered in a community hospital and children’s clinic in Cusco, Peru as part of a language study program with AmeriSpan. While working as a nurse’s assistant, Nichole experienced a high-pressure cross-cultural work environment, and was able to greatly enhance her Spanish language skills by using them in a professional context.

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Posted on Monday, June 15, 2020 - 11:44 in Stories from Abroad, Volunteer Abroad

Short-term volunteer strips abroad can build significant cross-cultural understanding. While working as a professional massage therapist in the US, Uma has taken a number of short-term insight volunteer trips to, among other places, Guatemala and Peru. On every trip, she tries to immerse herself fully in her host culture, and to really understand the local way of life.

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Posted on Wednesday, May 20, 2020 - 13:13 in Stories from Abroad, Volunteer Abroad

Bushra's story offers a great example of a student who makes the most of her trips abroad, viewing the excursions as learning experiences, but also as tools for self-reflection and self-assessment. Her story of a short-term volunteer trip to Guatemala highlights the important realizations that become possible when a student rises to the challenge of going abroad. Check out Bushra's story here. Been abroad? Tell us about it!

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Posted on Wednesday, May 6, 2020 - 11:22 in Stories from Abroad, Volunteer Abroad

Alyssa is a great example of how even short-term volunteer trips abroad can have a big impact. Each reading week, Alyssa travels to a new location to participate in a different volunteer program. Here, she recounts what she learned working with Habitat for Humanity in New Orleans, and with a medical outreach group in Nicaragua.

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Posted on Thursday, April 23, 2020 - 01:00 in Stories from Abroad, Volunteer Abroad

Katie volunteered at the Sandipani Muni School in Vrindavan, India, working in a school, teaching basic skills to children as they learned the English language. Katie was studying occupational therapy at the time. Check out her story to learn how this short-term volunteering term both challenged and invigorated her course of study. Read it now.

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Posted on Wednesday, August 12, 2015 - 00:00 in Study Abroad, Volunteer Abroad

Lindsey spent a month volunteering in Belize. Not only was she able to get a sense of educational culture in the country, but she also saw the domestic sde of Belizean culture by choosing to live with a host family during her stay.

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Posted on Thursday, June 20, 2013 - 12:09 in In the News, Volunteer Abroad

Non-profit organization United Planet is hosting a photo and video contest. Submissions are due by August 21st, so if you're just heading abroad for your summer adventure, keep your eyes peeled and your camera ready!

According to the guidelines, all entries "should aim to illustrate the ideas of cross-cultural understanding, friendship and supporting one another" at home or abroad.

Check out the official submission rules here. 

The grand prize is a two-week United Planet volunteer quest, so don't miss this opportunity!

You can also check out the United Planet... Read the full article

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Posted on Thursday, June 6, 2013 - 10:57 in Volunteer Abroad

Today we're highlighting a great organization for volunteering abroad: Projects Abroad.

Projects Abroad is a UK-based company with offices all over the world, including the US and Canada. It's a fee-based organization catering to anyone wishing to volunteer in the fields of teaching, health care, conservation, journalism, human rights, business, sports, archaeology and others. There are all sorts of positions available across Africa, Asia, Eastern Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean. Projects are completely flexible so volunteers can choose their project, destination, project... Read the full article

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