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Leaving Micronesia Behind

WorldTeach volunteer Mike Hilbert spent his past year teaching in Pohnpei, Micronesia. To say he has fallen in love with the people, culture, and environment of Pohnpei is an understatement. Take a look at his heartfelt goodbye to Micronesia, and discover the lasting...

Adventuras en Ecuador

"I find it impossible to capture more than a glimpse of my experience in words"   Wise words from our Ecuador volunteer Rachel Brylawski. In her most recent blog post, Rachel reflects on her initial experiences teaching in Ecuador, the time spent with her host family,...

The Courage of Volunteering Abroad

WorldTeach volunteer Matt Mills speaks to the great and lasting effects that a year volunteering abroad with WorldTeach can make. Matt talks about the importance of courage, both gaining courage and instilling it in those you meet. Teaching in a new country, a new...

What It Means To Volunteer in Costa Rica

Sara Eckstein is a WorldTeach volunteer teaching English in Costa Rica this year. She has fully embraced the people and culture of Rey Curré (the village in which she teaches) and has also embraced what it truly means to be a volunteer. Check out Sara's awesome...

Adjusting to Life in Guyana

In moving to a radically different environment, adjusting to a new culture is no small hurdle. Such an experience, as our volunteer Jose explains, is unforgettable. Learn all about Jose's WorldTeach experience and his adjustment to life in Guyana below.     After a...

Teaching Ticos

In this post, Mark Sobel, who has been living and teaching in Costa Rica, discusses the sometimes extreme ups and downs of daily life in the classroom, teaching us that the best way to face it all is with a healthy dose of humor and honesty.   Teaching is sort of...

Getting to Know Guyana

Four weeks in to his WorldTeach experience in Guyana, Marek Brzozowski is finding himself getting adjusted to his new life, neighborhood and job. Read on to hear what his typical day looks like and his new-found favorite restaurant.     The end of week four.   Well,...

“If I Could Change the World…”

Kids may say the darndest things, but sometimes they are simply spot on. Lauren Phillips, a WorldTeach Chile volunteer, asked her students to finish the sentence "If I could change the world..." and got some inspiring responses. Read on to see what her 6th-12th...

Reflections on a Year in Pohnpei

Mike, a WorldTeach Micronesia volunteer, reflects back on his experiences in and all that he has accomplished so far as he gears up for even more exciting adventures during the rest of his term of service.     My last month in the States was filled with trips to what...

A Day In The Life: Ecuador

Are you curious what a day in the life of a WorldTeach volunteer looks like? CJ, a new Ecuador volunteer, gives you a glimpse into his newly acquired routine. Check out his video!   "Since I’ve moved to Ambato, I realize that I haven’t posted a lot of pictures. I’ve...

Settling Into Ecuador

When traveling and living in a different country,even the smallest of activities can seem like an out-of-this-world experience. Eric Haase, a WorldTeach volunteer in Ecuador, shares some of his new and exciting adventures with us. From the first interactions with his...

The Major Milestones of Life

WorldTeach Costa Rica volunteer Leah had a laundry list of things she wanted to see, do, and experience during her summer as a volunteer. Here she recounts how she was able to successfully check them off her list.       I have been very fortunate while I´ve been down...

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