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Your New American Friends – Pen Pals

With limited resources at their teaching sites, WorldTeach volunteers come up with creative ways to teach their students and create a positive learning environment. Read on to hear how WorldTeach volunteer Kate Piniewski is using a pen pal program to help her students...

Celebrating Mashramani in Guyana

Guyana WorldTeach volunteer Mariah Parker recently celebrated Mashramani to celebrate the formation of the Republic of Guyana. Read on to learn about the fun festivities associated with this unique holiday in Guyana...   I don’t even know where to begin with the Mash...

Spear Fishing in American Samoa

WorldTeach volunteers get the opportunity to try many new activities in their host communities. In American Samoa, WorldTeach volunteer Matt Hoffman has spent some of his free time outside of teaching learning how to spear fish. Read on to hear about one of Matt's...

Carnival Festivities at a Colombian School

Living abroad with WorldTeach, volunteers have many chances to participate in new cultural traditions. Sometimes these celebrations happen at school and WorldTeach volunteers learn to be flexible and open to new experiences. In Colombia, WorldTeach volunteer Jena...

First Impressions of Namibia

In the past couple weeks, new WorldTeach volunteers in Colombia, Costa Rica, and Namibia finished up their orientation and headed out to their placements to begin teaching. The first weeks in a new country are always filled with exciting observations and intense...

Why Go To American Samoa?

With 22 programs in 16 countries to choose from, it can be challenging for WorldTeach applicants to decide which program to apply to. Alexandra Savinkina chose American Samoa for a variety of reasons and her arrival at her site gave her a serendipitous surprise that...

Reflections from an Alumnus

Wes Weston was a volunteer with WorldTeach in Namibia in 2010. He spent a year living and working in a rural village called Omungwelume where he taught English and math. Here he recounts the path he took leading up to his service with WorldTeach and about where that...

Learning and Loving in Ecuador

Brianna has been a WorldTeach Ecuador volunteer since September 2013. As her service progresses, Brianna finds herself learning from Ecuador and falling in love with the place and people. Read on to hear about her reflections from four months into her service.     The...

Chinese Food Adventures

Living abroad through a WorldTeach program comes with the opportunity to experience new cultures and, of course, try new food! Madeleine Reeve is a WorldTeach China volunteer who has enjoyed exploring new culinary options in her new home. Read on to learn about...

A Fond Farewell Party

Emily Leazer's WorldTeach year in Namibia ended with an uplifting goodbye party where Emily's school showed their gratitude for her service. The farewell party was a great ending to Emily's yearlong adventure in Namibia. Read on to hear about Emily's farewells at the...

An American Samoan Thanksgiving

Jackie Rakers is a WorldTeach volunteer in American Samoa where she recently spent Thanksgiving. Read on to learn about the experience of celebrating the American tradition of Thanksgiving in American Samoa and to see what Jackie is thankful for this holiday season......

Carrying Colombia Back with You

Annie Forman is in her last week in Colombia. Although she is excited to go home, she will miss Colombia and hopes to carry Colombia with her when she returns to the U.S. Read on to learn about her thoughts as she wraps up her service and the 50 ways she measures her...

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