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The Run

Traveling abroad to work as a WorldTeach volunteer doesn't mean giving up your hobbies from back home. Liz, a WorldTeach Marshall Islands volunteer, kept up her New Year's Resolution of running even far from home, and found some unexpected fun and companionship in the...

A Simpler Style in Costa Rica

Spending a summer volunteering with WorldTeach can offer you possibilities you never thought imaginable. Kami, a summer WorldTeach Costa Rica volunteer, recounts how an experience during her summer in Costa Rica allowed her to see a simpler side of life.       I met a...

Helping Students Soar

Erin, a WorldTeach Guyana volunteer, reflects back on her first term as a teacher. She takes a look at the highs and lows in her personal and academic lives and realizes that the best part of being a teacher is watching her students succeed.       As the weeks have...

Teaching the Teacher in Poland

During your time as a WorldTeach volunteer, you may find you are learning more than you're teaching. Every day in the classroom offers a learning experience not only for your students, but for you as well. Cindy, a WorldTeach Poland volunteer, recounts how she came to...

WorldTeach Chile Radio

Eva, a WorldTeach Chile volunteer who just finished her 9-month service this week, created an NPR-like radio show with her extra-curricular students at her elementary school with the help of her father, who has a radio station in Tennessee. He is going to air the show...

Jazz Chants in the Classroom

Teaching rarely looks the same from one classroom to the next. Some teachers lecture, some discuss, some dig in to activities with their students and others take a different approach based on their own interests. Noam, a WorldTeach Thailand volunteer, explains how he...

There is Always Room

During her WorldTeach experience, Caitlyn realized that family takes on a whole new meaning in Thailand.   One of the best things about living in teacher housing for the past year has been living in such an inclusive community. I live in a two-family house and our...

Hospitality When You Least Expect It

Sara, a Marshall Islands WorldTeach volunteer, reflects on the hospitality of her new neighbors and community.     I don't think I have written much about how hospitable people here are. Today I was reminded of that during my run.   I was running the causeway, which...

Holidays Away From Home

Even though many WorldTeach volunteers spend their holiday season away from their home and families, they certainly do not spend it alone. Alyssa, a WorldTeach China volunteer, recounts her non-traditional Thanksgiving surrounded by her new friends and colleagues.    ...

College Prep in Pohnpei

While your time as a WorldTeach volunteer may be limited, your impact is certainly not. Volunteers have an abundance of opportunities to get involved in the larger community and make long lasting impacts. Whitney, a WorldTeach Micronesia volunteer, discusses the...

Setting. Students. Sweat. Shouts. Surprises.

Many things will define your experience teaching abroad. Bryanna, a WorldTeach Colombia volunteer, elucidates that five things that have defined her experience so far. The 5 S’s of Santa Ana: A Look at Living and Teaching on Isla Barú: Setting. Students. Sweat....

The State of Education in Chile

Monica, a WorldTeach Chile volunteer, offers some insights on the state of education in Chile and the similarities and differences to the US.   During the time I have been here, Chile's educational system has been in a state of change. Passionate students, teachers,...

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