Ever wonder what a day of service-learning in Cuba looks like? We assure you that when you help others in Cuba, your life, in turn, changes in unimaginable ways. But you don’t have to trust only our word… Read the words of Sydney, a University of Central Missouri student, describing her day in the life of a Cuba Global […]
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Volunteers working with Cuban students of English – both adults and youth – discover sharing the language is the best way to share insights about life. This Cuba Volunteer reflects on a week of service… By Rene Moquin, 5-time Global Volunteer. As a longtime volunteer with Global Volunteers, I have no illusions about teaching conversational […]
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By Bethany, Cuba Global Volunteer. Question asked during English Conversations Q: “What is different between teenagers in Cuba & The US?” A: “There is no difference; we all want the same things – friends, time, family – we want what any teenager wants.” It seems to me that people are key, for both the volunteers and […]
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Lani, a 3-time volunteer and retired schoolteacher, recently returned from her program teaching English in Poland. Lani taught students from kindergarten through sixth grade. She was so touched when she opened her mailbox to a wonderful parcel from Poland. Inside were over a dozen handmade cards and a handmade wire tree! A retired teacher touches hearts […]
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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 […]
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Global Volunteers salutes Andy, Lucy, Anna and Alice Kligerman, who have served twice as a family on the island of Crete, in Greece, where they taught conversational English to summer camp students. It is obvious they made learning productive and fun for their students and each other! Andy writes: “We selected the teaching program in Crete, because […]
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By the end of the school session today we were more than halfway through our week of service. By now we are aware of the strengths and weaknesses of our students. Their school teachers and earlier Global Volunteers have served them well. The students in the upper class can recognize English words that they […]
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Over 30 years, team members have come to know the sights, sounds and energy of Iringa – the small economic center and transportation hub which has been Global Volunteers’ overnight stop on the way to our partner communities. But, visits have been limited to a comforting meal at the end of the day’s travel, a cozy bedroom and a quick shopping trip at the […]
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by Pam Cromer, Mexico Volunteer Team Leader My favorite poet is Elizabeth Barrett Browning. Her poem “How Do I Love Thee? Let Me Count the Ways….” says it all for me about Global Volunteers in Mexico. The charming, historic town of Querétaro is a “magnet” that keeps drawing me to the people and the volunteering that we […]
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Team Journal Entry for Thursday, March 10 We assemble for breakfast in the hotel. The mood is relaxed and convivial. Considering we were total strangers four days ago, there isn’t any awkwardness or pretense. Our team is gelling naturally. Of course, the bar is set very high with this group. There are two former teachers, […]