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Gnomes Invade a Polish City

Gnomes Invade a Polish City

This is the fourth part of our series on Myths and Legends. In this case, we present a 100% historical fact happening right now: Gnomes Invade a Polish City.  If you walk around the streets of Wroclaw, you will stumble upon little creatures doing their own thing and minding their own business. Some are guarding building, […]

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All Saints’ Day in Poland

ALL SAINTS’ DAY IN POLAND

This is the third part to our series on Myths and Legends. Here we present All Saints’ Day in Poland and what’s behind this Polish national holiday. In Poland, just as many other countries like Mexico or Peru, All Saints’ Day (Wszystkich Świętych) or the Day of the Dead,  is a national holiday. Yes, that means a day off for […]

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A Polish Legend of Bravery and Heroism

the trumpeter of Kraków

Continuing with our series on Myths and Legends, here is one of the most popular legends in Poland: The Legend of the Trumpeter of Kraków. There is beautiful Gothic church in the middle of the city of Kraków, the former capital of Poland. Everyday a trumpeter plays a fanfare four times consecutively each hour from the […]

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Using Professional Skills in Poland

Using professional skills in Poland

Connie has served a total of 20 times with Global Volunteers, ten of those in Poland. Here is why, and how she is using professional skills in Poland.  Lifetime learning Being curious as a child and curious as an adult, as well as wanting to share what I have learned, are qualities which made me enjoy […]

Special Memories of Poland Summer Language Camp

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Recalling his memories of Poland as a volunteer,  one recent team member says he’s grateful for the meaning his service with Polish teens brought to his life. Winding down our individual English conversation lessons (but also speeding up our final preparations for the closing ceremony)  we reflect on our weeks at Reymontowka. Not only the teachers, but the dance […]

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A Day Teaching and Learning in Poland

Teaching and Learning in Poland

Georgianna, a Poland Global Volunteer, talks about her first day teaching and learning in Poland. My beginner English class started by lining up outside the door, where the young students greeted one another, asked how each other were, and introduced the next person in line. The objective is to have them speak, speak, speak, in English. It’s not easy because these […]

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A Day Teaching English in Poland

Teaching English in Poland

Poland Volunteer Gary talks about his experience Teaching English in Poland: We are now well into our second of three weeks volunteering for Global Volunteers teaching English in Poland. I am at the elementary and middle school at Strzala outside of Siedlce. A work rhythm is now established and we are used to not having many people […]

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Team Tries Fun Activities for Teaching Conversational English to Polish Students

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Jim, a recent Poland Global Volunteer, describes his personal technique for teaching conversational English to Polish students.   This morning was a mixture of excitement and some anxiety.  Exciting because I would meet my class of Polish English students for the first time.  I’m a bit anxious because I didn’t know for sure if the activities I planned […]

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Waging Peace in a Conflicted World

Children in Poland hold a peace sign for International Day of Peace

A message on International Day of Peace by Peru Country Manager, Daniel Salazar. Just days after North Korea conducted its most powerful nuclear test yet, the world got some hope for peace when the U.S. and Russia agreed to a ceasefire in Syria. But now that the ceasefire is in the brink of collapse and […]

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Either They’re Getting Taller, or I’m Getting Shorter!

Lori in Poland

Some 35 percent of our 32,000 alumni volunteers have served on previous programs. Lori is a particularly loyal Poland volunteer, and over her 30-plus service programs, she’s  formed relationships with several of the same students year after year. Her reflections as a Global Volunteer alumnus are excerpted from the team journal. I’m fortunate to have met so many great kids in […]