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La Paz

By WorldTeach Colombia volunteer Julia Rampton, 2016-2017 Cartagena has a civic day today, which means that all public schools and many public officials take the day off of work in order to observe a monumental moment in Colombia’s history. On September 26, 2016 the...

Pathways for Promise

Pathways for Promise: Empowering Young Women and Rediscovering my Purpose in Bangladesh By WorldTeach Bangladesh volunteer Mark Flanigan, 2016-2017 Before coming to Bangladesh as a WorldTeach volunteer, I had never spent much time in South Asia. While I had...

I Am Not a Tourist

By WorldTeach American Samoa volunteer Anna Bauder, 2016-2017 I am not a tourist. Such a simple truth, but until recently, I found it hard to believe. In full disclosure, I can be quick to judge, and this was manifested when I would look at several of the previous...

Xi Guan: The Cultural Adjustment

By WorldTeach China volunteer, Wing-Yee Lau, 2015-2016 “Ni xi guan le ma?” Are you adjusted to life here yet? People would often ask me this question when I told them that I’m American. After living in Changsha for several months, I still struggled to produce a...

A Picture Worth a Thousand Words

By WorldTeach Colombia volunteer, Andrea Taylor, 2014-2015 Thanks to my time in Barranquilla, Colombia with WorldTeach in 2014, I learned life lessons that I never could have otherwise. Here is one of those lessons that I will never forget. Meet Pedro aka the...

You interned where? An NGO?

The inside scoop on what it's like to work at a Non Governmental Organization (NGO) - by Anna Abrams, Content Marketing Intern at the WorldTeach US office, Summer 2016 Like most undergraduate students, I started my summer internship search during my winter break away...

Presence

This post is an excerpt from Claire Svoboda's blog, a WorldTeach Marshall Islands 2015-2016 volunteer. See below for the link to more of her blog posts. I have realized lately that I need time to myself for reflection, meditation, and re-finding my purpose of why I am...

Flowing like water in Ecuador

By Heather Poole, WorldTeach Ecuador 2015-2016 It has been three weeks since I left Ecuador and I’m still unsure how to summarize my experience. There are just too many memories and adventures to sift through. I have been reflecting a lot about how I’ve changed since...

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