Latest Issue: Fall 2015


Palming the Problem Off
For poor farmers In Nicaragua, palm plantations mean environmental destruction, chemical exposure—and a paycheque. Is there an alternative?

Home Free
Is there such thing as a free holiday? Maybe not, but housesitting comes pretty darn close.

Room to Grow
Organic farms in remote Costa Rica offer volunteers a model for sustainable living.

How Dangerous is Delhi?
Is it safe for women to study abroad in India? Perceptions can differ widely from reality.



In Case of Emergency
Ask these questions before buying travel insurance.

Top 5 Things Organizations Wish Volunteers Knew
Volunteer-sending organizations share the inner secrets (not really) of their work.

Verge Q & A:  Working in International Development and Humanitarian Assistance
Development professional and author, Maia Gedde on what it takes to break into the field.

International Internships: What's Your Return on Investment?
Landing an international internships takes initiative—but in a global economy, the payoff is huge.

From Farmer to Farmer
Volunteers help grow food security, one farmer at a time.

Turkey, With All the Trimmings
In Istanbul, a shave and a haircut is very serious business.  



Reality Check: Teaching in Port-au-Prince, Haiti
A day in the life of a teacher in the Caribbean country.

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