It's often impossible to realize how big and multifaceted the world really is without getting out there to see some of it for oneself. Group volunteer experiences like the one students from Scarisbrick Hall High School participated in are one of the most eye-opening...
It’s the quintessential Thailand experience: riding, washing, or playing with an elephant. Lots of fun for you and your new big friendly giant (BFG) friend – right? Not quite. Unfortunately, volunteer programs that let you get this close to an elephant are putting the...
If you just finished up a year at college but don’t have any plans for the summer yet, don’t worry. It’s not too late. There are plenty of unforgettable volunteer opportunities for college students, particularly those interested in engaging with high-impact...
Are you fed up with the way the state of the world is often bemoaned, while no one actually seems to do something about it? News bullets abound with shocking statistics concerning the high prevalence of gender-based violence or the many people throughout the world who...
After graduating from a temple school in Luang Prabang, novice monk, Valee Xiong, didn’t know where life would take him. What he knew for sure was that he didn’t want to commit to full monastic life, but finding a job to support himself, food, running water and...
Getting away from the icy waters of the Arctic and into the warm waters of the tropics was all Steve Gwenin, a young marine biologist, wanted. One online search opened the door to unique destinations he could never have imagined. What he found along the way was not...
The Importance of Local Involvement and Leadership in Sustainable Women’s Empowerment Programs Leyla Isin-Xiong, who manages all our programs throughout Laos, discusses the gender equality issues faced by women in the country and how she spearheaded a menstrual health...
The magnificent continent of Africa is home to over 50 countries and innumerable diverse cultures speaking more than a thousand and a half distinct languages. Known as the ‘Cradle of Humankind’, many believe the secret of human origin lies hidden beneath its soils....
Magical is an understatement when describing the beauty of the Kingdom of Cambodia. You’ll never believe how truly magnificent this south-east Asian gem can be unless you visit it yourself! Here, this is everything you need to know before you go. If you would like to...
Day 1 - Monday 13.11.17 6:00am. Alarm clock. This will be my first hike. So I put an early alarm clock. Early! The only “buzzer” around here are the circa 100 roosters around here. But I put an early alarm. Want to be top-ready for the first hike. I take time to check...
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