Between 2016 and 2018, the number of United States citizens holding a passport grew exponentially, from fewer than 20% to over 40%. It’s difficult to track just how those passport holders are spending their time overseas. But given the scarcity of passport holders in...
Morning alms round In Buddhism, alms-giving is a practice of the oldest remaining branch of the religion (way of life!), Theravada Buddhism. Though the ritual no longer takes place in many parts of the world, Luang Prabang and other areas in Laos where Theravada...
In a world with sometimes overwhelmingly negative news stories and opinions, some people might be thinking: “I am just one person. How can I possibly make a difference?” Fear not – individuals can have more of a positive impact than you think. I am certain that there...
The United Nation guidelines In my reflection about the (#Impact and Ethics report), I was really struck by thoughts of how much impact quality education has on communities and nations around the world. Education is the most powerful weapon we have as human beings. A...
Volunteering with GVI can help make a difference in communities around the world, while giving you the chance to go on a digital detox. Here’s why you should think about disconnecting. Volunteering in a remote location can challenge the way you perceive the world....
You might be thinking: “I’m not a manager. How will leadership skills benefit me?” Well, you don’t have to be a business leader, or even aspire to be one, for you to reap the benefits of leadership training. What is leadership training? The overarching purpose...
Seventy-year-old Edith struggles to grasp almost all computer concepts, to adorable and comedic results. However, her lack of eyesight, good hearing and punctuality does not prevent this indomitable spirit in the slightest from coming to class consistently. She comes...
People take sabbaticals for many different reasons. But one thing is for sure – all career break ideas should have a purpose. So how can volunteering fulfill your goal? Why take a career break? Career breaks (often called sabbaticals) differ from holidays in that they...
A TEFL certification could be your ticket to exploring the globe. Learn more about what a TEFL program involves and the opportunities available once you’re qualified. TEFL, which stands for Teaching English as a Foreign Language, is a certification that can qualify...
This is my seventh time back to this amazing village. Each time I come out I become more and more infatuated with the people and their culture. I came here first to get behind the conservation side of this project, but every time I’ve been here I fall more and more in...
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