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Throughout your term of service, you are bound to experience various emotions about your job, your location, your community and more. Justin, a WorldTeach Marshall Islands volunteer, writes about his ups and downs, how they seem to balance each other out and how,...

Why Does Education Matter?

How do teachers cope with an occasional lack of motivation in their students? How should a volunteer think about their job as a teacher if an education isn't necessarily required to succeed? Maureen, a WorldTeach Micronesia volunteer, grapples with these questions...

Teaching Maths and Sciences

While many WorldTeach volunteers are assigned to teach English, some countries request volunteers to teach science and math courses. With limited resources in many schools this may seem like a formidable endeavor, but our creative and dedicated WorldTeach volunteers...

Rain, Rain, Go or Stay

Are you wondering what fall weather will bring and how to prepare appropriately where you're living? Matt, a Tanzania WorldTeach volunteer, recounts his experiences with "rainy season" in Tanzania, and the fascinating beauty, power and universality of nature. Right...

Pre and Post Teaching

Working in a school in another country will certainly make you to think about your preconceived notions of the education system, and will sometimes require you to put them aside. Schools in all of the countries WorldTeach partners with vary a great deal and...

Weekends: Thai-Style

While our volunteers spend most of their time in the classroom, there are plenty of oppertunities on the weekends to relax and explore the area. Below, current Thailand volunteer Kerry Tanney describes a trip to see some local attractions, including a dried-up...

I teach Kindergarten?!?

Our WorldTeach volunteer Noam Szoke gives us a taste of this experience in his recent blog post. While teaching in Thailand, Noam was forced to step out of his "teaching comfort zone" and instruct younger students - something he never thought he wanted to do. In the...

Giving, and Looking, Back

Kristy Hui, who has just recently returned from the WorldTeach Chile Semester program, shares reflections on her experience and the rewards of an independent fundraising initiative. Welcome home, Kristy!!     Two things that I had never done before WorldTeach: live in...

Mzumbe Running

For many of our WorldTeach volunteers, staying in shape while serving abroad is a priority both as a way of developing a daily routine in a new home as well as a great way to relieve stress and unwind after a challenging day of teaching and straining to understand a...

Peñablanca!

Another WorldTeach day-in-the-life from Chile Semester volunteer Lauren Lastra, reporting from her site in gorgeous Peñablanca. We are still accepting applications for both our year-long and semester-long programs in Chile for 2011, departing in March and July,...

Living, Breating, and Eating Isaan

A big part of cultural adjustment, enjoyment, and sometimes difficulty for all of our volunteers revolves around food and the daily diet in a new environment where cuisine, traditions around eating, and available produce differ dramatically from those we are...

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