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Teaching English in Mexico: Bringing Together the Peoples of our Nations

teaching English in Mexico

Two University English Instructors in Querétaro, Mexico made a point to express their gratitude to our recent volunteer team.  In case you think you can’t make a difference by teaching English in Mexico as a volunteer, please read on, and then talk to a volunteer coordinator: “Our countries and people must be closer.” I would really […]

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Thoughts from a 10-time Global Volunteer


Global Volunteers salutes Tom Medsger for his remarkable service making a difference on 10 Global Volunteers service programs since 2007, with nine in Mexico and one in Portugal. Mexico and its students have captured Tom’s heart. As English has become the language of commerce, technology, and opportunity worldwide, students greatly value the opportunity to practice with […]


“I have a little secret, and my secret is Global Volunteers.”


by Pam Cromer My favorite poet is Elizabeth Barrett Browning. Her poem “How Do I Love Thee? Let Me Count the Ways….” says it all. Those are the simple words that tell you how I feel about Querétaro. I describe the town as a “magnet” that keeps drawing me to the people and the volunteering […]

“I’m leaving part of me behind.”

From Team Leader Pam Cromer : “I always feel like I’m leaving a part of me behind as we prepare to leave. I’m sure that’s why I continue to come back. My admiration and respect continues to grow for the teachers who are truly dedicated to their students. I am humbled by the tenacity of […]

You Have Made a Difference in our Lives

Speech given by volunteer Priscilla Zobel at final celebration in Queretaro, Mexico: How many of you remember when you decided to become a teacher? How many of you remember a teacher who changed your life, a teacher who encouraged you? How many of you can remember feeling that a teacher believed in you? How many […]

Warm, Helpful and Beautiful Students

Another Global Volunteer trip is “history!”  I had been to Queretaro, Mexico with Global Volunteers  before, but learned of many changes and improvements – and I was asked to go again.  It was great with a team of 20 volunteers – half of whom had been on this assignment before – and with a great team leader, who seemed tireless. […]

Tamales slinging

Late start today    Tamales slinging. By 10:20 Bus is bringing. Student groups Are pretty swinging. To be fair My lemons winging. With some work The words are stringing. Bus ride home Ideas are springing. Then shopping trip With jewelry blinging. It’s not real ‘cuz I’m sure stringing. Prices good and Cash is king-ing. Time to […]

Using my five senses in Queretaro

Traveling has the advantage over video and books because one can use all five senses. I chose three examples of each, one that I will not duplicate when returning home. I see: The bright eyes of UTEQ students fixed on words from an octogenarian lady. Finely trimmed trees in cleanly swept parks. Tiled sidewalks with […]

Our Two Week Adventure Comes To An End

And now our two week adventure comes to an end. We have done what we set out to do—serve the students and teachers of UTEQ in Queretaro, Mexico, and we have done it with love, resourcefulness, commitment and creativity, thanks to a wonderful team of volunteers and our team leader, Pam. We accomplished our other […]

Happy Cinco de Mayo!

Cinco de Mayo — or the fifth of May — commemorates the Mexican army’s 1862 victory over France at the Battle of Puebla during the Franco-Mexican War (1861-1867). A relatively minor holiday in Mexico, in the United States Cinco de Mayo has evolved into a celebration of Mexican culture and heritage, particularly in areas with […]