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“This is Samoa. Sink of Swim.”

"I look back with a year’s perspective, and I don’t even recognize that person I was before."   Last month, Amber DeBardelaben's time as a volunteer in American Samoa came to a close. In her last hours on the island nation she calls home, Amber reflected on how much...

Change through daNCe

Inspiration. It's one of the most important qualities one can gain from volunteering abroad. Emily Ellis-Liang, a former Marshall Islands volunteer, was certainly bitten by this inspiration bug after her service in 2007. Emily has since taken her love for dance,...

A Serendipitous Surgery

 Joey Williams has grown incredibly from his experiences volunteering with WorldTeach in Ecuador. Joey, a pre-med student, has not only been presented with the opportunity to teach at the university level but has also been given the chance to observe and assist in an...

Hidden Jewels in China

Beauty can be found in many places, as WorldTeach volunteer Brittany Johnson knows. Read on to see how Brittany has found joy in her students and the other hidden jewels she has discovered while in China. Thanks for sharing, Brittany!   A Day with Sunflower   If I had...

Arriving in Micronesa

WorldTeach volunteer Diana Rowe just recently arrived in Micronesia to begin a year of teaching. Diana's passion for volunteering is strong, and her pre-teaching jitters are completely normal. Take a look at what Diana has been up to lately and how she has been...

Do What You Love

As our Tanzania volunteers prepare to depart, Marisa Ranieri is already getting excited. Her blog, tanzania365.com, is updated on a regular basis. In this post she explains why she decided to teach in Tanzania.   “We must do what we absolutely love, or we run the risk...

The Top 10 Reasons to Volunteer in Guyana

WorldTeach volunteer Erin Dunnington just spent a year volunteering in Guyana. In her blog she lists her personal top ten things about Port Kaituma, the town she has called home during her time of service. Erin’s number one thing about her Guyana placement is her...

Life Through the Eyes of Chinese Middle School Students

WorldTeach volunteer Lisa Shen recently asked her Chinese students what life means to them. Check out Lisa's great story and the responses from her students who are quickly learning the English language!   Recently, my school changed all the Junior 3 classes around in...

Adjusting to Life in Brzeznica, Poland

WorldTeach Poland is perhaps one of our organization's most unique programs. Currently, Poland is the only European nation that WorldTeach has an educational partnership in. Volunteer Lexi Pollard has seized this incredible opportunity and is spending her summer...

Final Days in Guyana

WorldTeach volunteer Samuel Lindauer's time is coming to a close in Guyana. In his most recent blog post, Samuel shows us how close he has grown to the Guyanese people and community. See how Samuel is spending his last days in Guyana!   We're in to end of year exams...

More Than Just Surviving

Sara Eckstein has just recently reached the halfway mark in her time as a volunteer in Costa Rica. This milestone has caused Sara to experience a wealth of different emotions. In her recent blogpost, Sara notes the memorable experiences that she "could not have...

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