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“Proud Mom” Moments

It was truly touching to read the words of WorldTeach volunteer, Alexandra Ehrhardt, as she shares about her time thus far and how close she has grown to her students. Interested in a teaching experience of your own? Consider applying to the WorldTeach China program....

The Idle, Collective Beauty of American Samoa

"One of the prompts was 'If you were given one million dollars, what would you do with it?' – almost 95% of the students said they would give it to their family and others. Another one that stands out is “if you could live anywhere in the world, where would it be”,...

“The Higher the Wai, the More Respectful”

Below you'll find a story about the first day of school for Anne Greenwood  , a current WorldTeach volunteer in Thailand.  Quickly, she learns that cultural norms and habits are all relative to the environment. Learn about proper Thai greetings and why the proper...

I Don’t Always Feel Like a Teacher

"I've talked to people who have been teaching for decades and they've told me they don't always feel like a teacher." This week get a taste of what it's like to be a volunteer teacher in China as we interview Tracey Sullivan, a current teacher in Nanyue, Hunan...

4 Lessons I Learned the Hard Way

Interested in teaching in Namibia for a summer? Consider applying to the WorldTeach Namibia program. But remember... you still have plenty to learn as well as teach, and learning from others is totally OK. Consider the wise words of Martha Caudill before you go! ---...

“Sometimes you just never know…”

Sometimes it's difficult to understand the kind of impact that you're having when you're so close to the action. The things that stand out most are the kids' faces, the fun that you had sharing life lessons, and the scenery, but when teachers get an opportunity to...

Time Travel with Elizabeth Paiva

Have you ever read something so rich that you forget who or where you are? As someone who reads through blogs almost daily, it never ceases to amaze me how much writing styles differ. As we approach the Thanksgiving holiday our memory likely triggers textured thoughts...

Spirit Week in American Samoa

For WorldTeach volunteers, school spirit is a source of inspiration. It manifests differently at every location, but no experience is quite the same without. Some gather over special foods, some have special ceremonies, and some simply dress up to show out. In...

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