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Day In A Life: Monday Morning in Thailand

When I woke up this morning, it was still dark out. I carefully exited my mosquito net to turn off my both alarm and the air conditioning unit at 5:30 while the birds were starting to chirp and the motorcycle repair shop across the street was already starting work for...

Disappearing Islands

by: Shierly Mondianti “It's disturbingly easy to write off a country you've never seen." A month ago, we shared on Facebook a CNN article regarding the effects of climate change on the Marshall Islands. At WorldTeach we send hundreds of volunteers to the Pacific...

Erika Utter Interview: Returning from American Samoa

By: Shierly Mondianti In this week’s blogpost, I sat down with my fellow intern, Erika Utter, who is our Alumni Engagement intern. Erika recently returned from American Samoa, and I thought that it would be a great opportunity to interview her and share her experience...

WorldTeach Got Talent—Jess Medeiros China’14

by: Shierly Mondianti WorldTeach has attracted many budding singers, musicians, swimmers, divers, techies and builders, among others. Our volunteers come from diverse backgrounds, and their experiences and hobbies add value to the students they teach and the...

Reminiscing: Snapshots of your time with WT

by: Shierly Mondianti While your time abroad might have ended, the memories live on forever. So, in light of all the volunteers who are returning from their year abroad this past month, I compiled 12 #throwback snapshots of the countries you might have served at:    ...

Returning “Home”

by: Shierly Mondianti “And so, I will cry a thousand tears and tuck my new home into a corner of my heart as I board that plane and fly once more. Pura Vida.” – Chandra Rapley, WT Costa Rica ‘14   At WorldTeach we talk a lot about traveling abroad and sending people...

Good Grades vs. Good People: Teaching in American Samoa

by: Shierly Mondianti One of the most important skills that a successful teacher needs is the ability to navigate the classroom.   In a wonderful TedTalk by one of our Alums, Jessica Baker (American Samoa ’13) talks about the need for mutual respect between teachers...

Serving to Learn and Learning to Serve in American Samoa

WorldTeach American Samoa volunteer Bryan Williams is both a teacher and a National Honor Society adviser.    "You can study government and politics in school, but the best way to really understand the process is to volunteer your time." - Rob McKenna Last week my...

Decisions, Decisions

WorldTeach China Volunteer Katie contemplates a big decision she has ahead. “Jump or stay in the boat.” ― Margaret Stohl, Beautiful Darkness   I wanted to wake-up early today to go sit in the front yard and watch the sunrise and work on this next piece now that I have...

Down to the Final Month

Bryan Williams on his last month as a WorldTeach volunteer in American Samoa: Things are starting to feel a bit different here in Manu'a. The anticipation of graduation for my seniors is a coming to a head. They can sense that they are about to be freed from the...

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