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Traveling That Comforts the Soul

volunteering abroad comforts the soul

Jeff started volunteering abroad after a personal loss. His journey of healing lead him to a new journey – as a Team Leader for Global Volunteers. This is Jeff’s story – about how volunteering abroad comforts the soul.  Jeff admits his story is deeply personal. When he lost his wife to breast cancer, he also […]

Exactly What to Expect When Volunteering in Italy During Fall

Each September, a dedicated group of Global Volunteers pack their bags to volunteer in Italy and help engaged students with their conversational English skills. Global Volunteers’ Italy Volunteer Team Leader, Phyllis Thompson, put together a list of things you can expect to experience when volunteering in Italy during fall. Let’s get started! The students are excited […]

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Teach English Abroad Summer Camp Programs

Teach English Abroad Summer in Europe

Give purpose to your summer! You can do this… So can your child, siblings, spouse or friends! “I’m humbled by how well I was received, and how much I learned that I had to give.  It was a true exchange every day in the classroom – between the students and each one of us volunteers. […]

Why You Should Volunteer in Italy

Volunteer in Italy

It’s understandable that many individuals choose to return to volunteer in Italy two, three, four, sometimes five times. This is the opportunity to teach conversational English to engaged middle school and high school students while enjoying the spell-binding Adriatic Sea coastlines and blue skies in Italy’s Puglia region. It’s magical, meaningful and memorable. Here are just three of the […]

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Veteran Global Volunteer Circles the Globe to Work With Teens

work with teens and youth

Global Volunteers salutes Ken Dubuque, a Global Volunteer who works with teens and has shared peace and love every year since 2013 in Montana, the Cook Islands, Poland, and Italy.  Ken said he still finds much to talk about, teach and learn from his teen students.  He reflects on his recent experience in working with teens […]

Global Volunteers Get-together in San Francisco

A couple of weekends ago, there was an extraordinary Global Volunteers get-together in San Francisco – around 25 alumni and guests were in attendance. They gathered to support the magnificent and world renowned classical guitarist, Marco Carnicelli. Marco is one of the Italian adult students at the school Global Volunteers works at in Monopoli. In fact, […]

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I’ll Remember You Forever

Teaching English in three countries

Marilyn has served in three different service programs. Here she speaks about the experience of teaching English in three countries.  The eyes are equally expectant, although the faces are different. Silent, shy, and incredibly polite college freshman in Xian, China; raucous, rambunctious and never quiet high school seniors in Ostuni, Italy; and respectful, mature adults […]

Thanksgiving Day In Italy? YES – Every Sunday!

In Italy A Sunday Family Dinner Can Take All Afternoon It Rivals Our Traditional Thanksgiving Day So, yes every Sunday Can Be Thanksgiving Day In Italy! Yes, every Sunday most Italians enjoy a multitude of courses that rival our traditional Thanksgiving feast. One must take time and savor the delicious food.  It truly is a delightful […]

Our Last Day – Celebrating 20 Years

  WHAT A STUPENDOUS DAY – CELEBRATING 20 YEARS Fond Farewells – Final Glimpses of Our Beautiful City of Monopoli. Everything was happening for the last time – last class, last lunch, last time to shop, but more importantly the last time to feel the soul and spirit of Italy.  But, along with the sadness […]

Thursday – The Goodbyes Begin

Today started the usual way a real yearning to turn off the alarm and go back to sleep. But what would the Galileo Galilei students do without us or, more to the point, how could I think of missing a day and not see all those smiling eager faces? So, off to breakfast, our morning […]