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Ecuador’s Toro-Bol: Terrific or Terrible?

Do you think you have what it takes to compete in Ecuadorian soccer? What if someone brought a bull onto the field? Keep reading to experience "toro-bol" with WorldTeach Ecuador volunteer Amanda McCarther!     Yesterday was one of those days when Ecuador smacked me...

Feed the Manatees with WorldTeach Guyana

Thinking of becoming a volunteer teacher? Read Guyana Field Director Alicia's passionate list of her eleven favorite things about the country (so far), and start considering Guyana!   Three months ago when I accepted the position of Field Director for the WorldTeach...

Living Deep in Coffee Country

See Grace Carroll's transition from a student in the libraries of Notre Dame to a teacher amidst the rural coffee fields of La Esperanza, Costa Rica in only one week!   The looks of confusion and bewilderment that I have received since my arrival to La Esperanza a...

A Run To Say ‘Goodbye

Read Jessica Ploen's goodbye to the American Samoa, as she takes her final steps towards the finish line of her "Rock"-y, beautiful year with WorldTeach.   My time here on “The Rock” is dwindling down, and it all is starting to become very real. Many of the things I...

A Thousand Little Changes

Read about Annie Forman's transformation into a true Colombian after five months with WorldTeach Colombia! How long do you think it will take this seasoned traveler to adjust to hot water once she returns to the States?   The dust has finally settled at the end of...

The 10 Best Things About Ecuador

Learn Rachael Turken's favorite Ecuador-isms after spending almost an entire year living and teaching in the country!   10: The Value Of A Dollar In Ecuador, it is amazing how far a dollar can go. The other volunteers and I have discussed how valuable even 25 cents...

A Computer Lab in the Making

See the ongoing progress WorldTeach volunteer Emily Leazer has made creating a school computer lab in Namibia!   January 20, 2013: Emily mentions her first project for the school's few existing computers...internet!   "On Fridays I only teach 3 classes so most of the...

The Ghost Ship

 WorldTeach volunteer Chuck McKeever provides insight to his North Pacific experience in his recent blog post from the Marshall Islands.     During our program orientation in July, a group of us swam just about every day in the Ajeltake lagoon, a short walk from the...

Why go to China?

Interested in becoming a WorldTeach China volunteer? We recently asked our current teachers why they decided to choose Hunan. Answers varied, but one response was constant: Our volunteers have not regretted their time in China. Read on to see how their experiences...

My Last Holiday

From Greece to the Micronesia, WorldTeach Chuuk volunteer Niko Petsalis has seen his share of the sea. Read his unique words as he remembers his most recent trip in Micronesia.    My last Holiday was a month ago, to an island called Onoun in northwest Pacific sea. I...

An Ending, A Beginning

My last day in my village was spent playing with my host family's dog, eating lots of Polish food, watching the Olympics with my host family, packing, and shopping. But as I took my favorite walk at dusk with my host brother and the dog, I thought of something my mom...

Save Your Change to Bring Change

Read about what WorldTeach Tanzania volunteer, Elizabeth Martin, is doing to start a school breakfast program.   On Monday, my school began serving porridge, Uji, to all students during our morning break. In the 5 months that I’ve been teaching at Bukiriro, the...

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