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Ms. Boyer’s Lottery

From American Samoa Volunteer Stephanie Boyer   They told me in college that there would be good times and bad times in teaching. They told me that there would be days where you question why you wanted to become a teacher. On those days, your students may tell you...

“What Island Are You From?”

It has nearly been seven months since WorldTeach has arrived in Chuuk, Micronesia for the first time. I still remember our first day: sunglasses, sunblock, and sandals were all intact as we took our first step from United’s Island Hopper onto the canvas of Weno, the...

Colombian President Kicks Off WorldTeach Year

Tuesday evening, January 8th, found some 2013 Colombia volunteers cranky about the next day. They were expected to get dressed up and board a bus before 7 am to travel into the Historical Center in Bogota, all for a routine Presidential Palace tour and an afternoon of...

What Makes A Successful WorldTeach Volunteer?

To answer the question "What Makes A Successful WorldTeach Volunteer," we turn to John Stanlake. John is currently a Field Director in Guyana, has volunteered in the WorldTeach Rwanda program, and has worked closely with us in Bangladesh. Reflecting on his time spent...

Letters from Costa Rica: Mil Gracias!

As 2012 comes to a close, the WorldTeach Costa Rica volunteers are preparing to leave the schools and communities of which they were a part for the past year. In reflecting on the time spent teaching and learning from their students, the teachers came together to...

Colombian Lessons: “Oh, The Places You’ll Go”

On November 16, WorldTeach volunteer Kate Bailey taught her last class to her students at El Colegio Minuto de Dios in Bogota, Columbia. After a year teaching, Kate has grown to have a personal connection with each of her 9th and 10th grade students. Now, as she...

Here Comes the Bride!

WorldTeach volunteer Hilary Kovalchik has been living and teaching English in Namibia for almost a year now. A couple weeks ago she was invited to take part in an authentic Namibian wedding! In this post she shares the once-a-lifetime experience during which she was...

An Open Letter to My Students

WorldTeach volunteer Brighid Carey's time teaching English in Colombia is drawing to a close. When she was asked to write a letter for the school newspaper, she decided to make it an honest account of her successes, friendships, and challenges - all the things that...

A Day in the Life: WorldTeach Tanzania

Ever wonder what a typical day is like for a WorldTeach volunteer? Watch this amazing video to share in the daily experiences of Lauren Godfrey, who volunteered at the Muyenzi Secondary School in Tanzania. Follow Lauren as she goes through her life's everyday...

Recipe for Success

WorldTeach volunteer Rachael Turken has been living with a family in Riobamba, Ecuador since early October. Although Ecuador is a leading producer of bananas, she was surprised to find that her family had never tasted banana bread and decided to spend the day baking a...

To Say Goodbye

After spending a year teaching English at a primary school in the province of Nakhon Phanom, Thailand, WorldTeach volunteer Noam Szoke has returned home to San Francisco. In this blog post, he reflects upon his work in Thailand, and the amazing experiences and...

Halloween!

WorldTeach volunteer Stephanie Boyer has been teaching in American Samoa since July. Last Wednesday, she was treated to a strange day at school: Halloween! It turns out that the celebration in American Samoa isn't all too different from that in the United States with...

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