Volunteer Abroad Blogs

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Andrew O'Dea thought he was going to volunteer in South America. Instead, he wound up in the Caribbean.

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Blogger Camaro reflects on retail therapy, Ghana-style.

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Think that volunteering in Bali means that you should pack a bikini and flip-flops? Think again.

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A stroll through the streets of Ambositra re-awakens an international volunteer's senses.

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Volunteers in Bali ensure that houses become a home.

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Rudayna attempts to catch her breath while working abroad in Quito, Ecuador.

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In the land of lush rainforest and friendly smiles, Andrew reflects on what the phrase "third world" really means.

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Ghana: Where nothing goes as planned and everything works out beautifully anyway.

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Andrew O'Dea's mantra for preparing for his overseas volunteer project? "Optimism!"

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As Youth Challenge International blogger Andrew O'Dea prepares to depart for Guyana, he reflects on Mark Twain's famous words. 

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Sometimes navigating foreign medical clinics can cause more pain than the initial illness.

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An intern reflects on the advantages—and disadvantages—of people mistakenly believing that she's Ghanaian. 
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