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My Year in Perpetual Motion

By WorldTeach Bangladesh volunteer Quidsia Ishaq, 2016 From the moment I arrived in Chittagong, Bangladesh to the time I was leaving a year later, I felt as though my life was in perpetual motion. From the overwhelmingly crowded and busy streets of the city to life as...

Big Bugs, Big Adventures

By WorldTeach Ecuador volunteer Lauren Fosnight, 2015 I am a self-confessed over-planner. In high school, I used to make lists of my lists. There’s no shame in planning. In fact, being a natural planner is kind of like having a low-key super power. You can often...

Contrasting, Beautiful Namibia

By WorldTeach Namibia volunteer Abigail Hahn, 2015 “Contrasting, beautiful Namibia.” This phrase is from the national anthem of the Republic of Namibia, where I lived for the last year. During my time in Namibia I found this to be one of the most apt descriptions of...

Slowing Down in Colombia

Hola! My name is Joe Caraway and I am a 2016 WorldTeach volunteer in Colombia at the Universidad Minuto de Dios. I really enjoy teaching, and I cherished the chance to practice both my teaching and Spanish skills. While I was a little nervous about coming to Colombia,...

The Great Move Abroad

By WorldTeach China volunteer Anahita Kumar, 2016 Moving abroad for a year is a solid commitment, and grand changes to your life will surely follow. Not to overwhelm the reader, but it’s probably going to be a real large-scale, cross-cultural, border-hopping and...

Unique Moments I Will Never Forget

By WorldTeach Poland volunteer Caitlin Wilkinson, 2015 Hello! My name is Caitlin and I spent the summer of 2015 teaching English in Poland! I have always wanted to be a teacher and teaching for a summer in Poland was such a unique opportunity. It was a culture and a...

Moto Rides, Birthdays, and Kites

By WorldTeach Colombia volunteer Allison Kielhold, 2016 This Friday it poured in Cartagena and since then the weather has been amazing. It is the first time since July that I have not felt hot. I even turned one of my fans off last night 🙂 The word frío has been...

Moroccan Summer: A Tremendous Gift

By WorldTeach Morocco volunteer Lisa Bobst, 2016 I was in the middle of some things when I packed up and left for Morocco in early June. Some of these were not so little things, like packing up and selling my home of twelve years, building a new home, raising a...

Vlog: Do’s and Don’ts in Colombia

This week's post is a "vlog" (video blog) coming to us from Colombia volunteer Autumn Thomas. Autumn keeps a series of YouTube videos from her time in Colombia and this is one example after having lived and taught there for four months. She discusses 10 "do's and...

A Mile in Another’s Shoes

By WorldTeach Namibia volunteer Sarah Ritten, Summer 2016 “Ubuntu:” a person is a person only through other people. Throughout my summer spent with WorldTeach South Africa, I learned exactly what it means to live a life of the African Traditional Religion term,...

Home

By WorldTeach Ecuador and September 2016 Alumni Spotlight volunteer Elizabeth Paiva, 2015 Home. What is home? Living in Quito has made me question the definition of home, reworking it to encompass my experiences abroad. I have often wondered how long it must one be in...

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