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A Taste of Cartagena… ¡Que Sabrosa!

WorldTeach volunteer Rebecca gives us a taste of Colombian cooking. The first topic that I've been wanting to post about is all the food here. I came here expecting that I wouldn't like the food and that maybe I'd even lose some weight....boy was I wrong. Cartagena...

Micheladas y Parrilladas

One of our Ecuador volunteers recounts the mid-service conference, which allows volunteers to reflect on living and teaching in Ecuador thus far and to travel. “You get a strange feeling when you’re about to leave a place, like you’ll not only miss the people you love...

‘Mahlia goe’ from Kapinga Village

WorldTeach Micronesia volunteer Laura Tracy describes a traditional Kapingese celebration:   Kapingamarangi; an outer atoll of Pohnpei located about 740km south of the island, population less than 500, Polynesian heritage   Kapinga (Pohnrakiet) Village; a small...

Yep, That’s a Big One: Updates from American Samoa

WorldTeach American Samoa volunteer Bryan updates us about adventures and competitions on the islands. This weekend Colin and I decided to do some hiking behind our house, past To'o, and last beach. The goal was to get Colin to the cliffs of the Northern coast where...

A Blog about Prague

WorldTeach Poland Summer alum Kate recounts a trip to a city she'd been longing to visit for years.  The longing began years ago in a now-ex-then-current-boyfriend’s living room. We sat cross-legged on the carpet, pouring over old photo albums and exclaiming over...

Noticias de Riobamba

WorldTeach Ecuador volunteer Emily Mueller on teaching English as a foreign language, a new host family, and emborrajados: One of the beautiful things about travelling and temporarily living in another country is the opportunity to meet new people on such a regular...

Honors and Accreditation in American Samoa

WorldTeach volunteer Bryan Williams talks character, leadership, and biting off more than you can chew.  On March 5th we completed our National Honor Society induction ceremony. We had 5 members, inducted 7 new ones, and at 12 members this is one of the biggest NHS...

Death at a Funeral, and Lots of Women Dancing

WorldTeach volunteer Laura has only a few months left on the island of Pohnpei in Micronesia. Kaselehlie, I can't begin to fathom that I have less than three months left here on Pohnpei. This year has turned out to be one of the calmest moments of my life, filled with...

A True WorldTeach Family

Debbie volunteered with WorldTeach in Ecuador more than 20 years ago. During her time in the country, she fell in love with one of her adult students; they now have three children and recently celebrated their 20th wedding anniversary.     Dear WorldTeach, I was a...

Living a Literary Dream: Becoming a Small Town School Teacher

I write from Makow on a beautiful midsummer evening, perched on a chair in front of my host sister’s desk while she watches Polish crime shows. This is no little house on the prairie (rather, it is a good sized modish one filled with a charming combination of Catholic...

The Summer of a Lifetime

After her experience with WorldTeach Ecuador Summer in 2014, Katey found another opportunity to volunteer in Ecuador.   When I decided to apply for WorldTeach, it was on a whim. I didn’t know if I’d actually be able to go, how my family and friends would react, or...

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