Volunteer Abroad Blogs

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Learning Swahili while volunteering in East Africa serves not only a practical purpose, but also opens doors for new experiences. 

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As Vanessa's departure grows closer, her excitement is being replaced by a new emotion—fear.

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Vanessa is finding peace in her own way, in her own time.

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Enough time to recognize it's prickly and complex; not enough time to fully understand it. A short-term volunteer sizes up her placement in Rwanda.

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As Rebecca's time in India draws to a close, she reflects on what made her volunteer abroad experience worthwhile.

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One volunteer shares tips for interacting with Muslim women while volunteering in Tanzania.

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Rebecca reflects on the inspiring people she's met while volunteering in India.

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Without a clear path, it's easy to get lost. Vanessa is trying to find her way.

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Rebecca shares the key skills that you'll need to navigate life in South Asia.

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Why Vanessa is leaving behind her apartment, cat and "good job" to volunteer abroad.

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Rebecca discovers the most colourful way to participate in India's iconic festival. 

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What happens when the reality of your overseas placement doesn't meet expectations?
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