Community Partner since 1996.

by Martin Thoughts for the day: (1) Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away. (2) It’s not about how to achieve your dreams. It’s about how to lead your life Photo for the day: We had a group photo taken with our […]

In April, we spent three weeks in Xi’an, China, teaching conversational English. David and the rest of the group were at Goa Xin No. 2 School, a new (2006) facility with 1, 200 students in grades 1-9. English instruction begins in grade 1, so after a few years the students are fairly proficient in reading […]

Dear friends, Global Volunteers and my fellow teachers: Another team has ended and we must say good bye. First of all, I’d like to say that I’m very lucky to get the chance to represent my fellow teachers to express our heartfelt gratitude to Global Volunteers, our honored guests. We’ve got a thousand thanks to […]

Volunteers are often asked what their goals are. That is a better question in our Western world than when we go overseas, because having high expectations may get in the way of the actuality. On a short-term project we may be tempted to think “Oh yes, if we work hard, we’ll be able to finish […]

Ready for the “Adventure of a Lifetime?” I recommend Kunming, China with Global Volunteers! Working with the English teachers in the Kunming Global Volunteers program last year reminded me of the time very many years ago when I was a student teacher and a first and second year teacher. My teaching partner, Dr. Martin Choy, […]