Posts categorized under Voluntourism

23 February 2016 ~ 0 Comments

Tackling Heropreneurship

For the last two years, I have been a part of an incredible community: the Clore Social Leadership Programme. As part of their Fellowship, we each had to conduct research into a topic of interest, and publish it in some way. It didn’t need to be academic research and didn’t need to be published as […]

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27 April 2015 ~ 0 Comments

Read this before jumping on a plane to Nepal

A blog post on the Guardian today by Claire Bennett (fellow Learning Service writer).  Based on the number of comments, this is a hot topic! Check it out here.

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04 November 2014 ~ 0 Comments

“Where should I study abroad?”

Another question I often get…. I shared my thoughts about a university called EARTH, a top African university, a floating campus, my favorite study travel options, and my general reflections on how to choose in this Huffington Post piece:  

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15 June 2014 ~ 0 Comments

Learning Service in SSIR

I realize I might not have linked this on LIL…. here is a piece Claire Bennett and I wrote for SSIR (Stanford Social Innovation Review) on Learning Service a few months ago: We often use “service learning” to describe volunteer programs and international volunteer travel, emphasizing learning through service—service that teaches life lessons that help both the traveler […]

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24 April 2014 ~ 1 Comment

Is “Voluntourism” Itself Being Exploited?

Here is a piece I wrote this week on the Huffington Post about how our focus on “voluntourism” as the culprit could be doing us a disservice:

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26 March 2014 ~ 0 Comments

Personal development and global development are entirely interlinked

I was part of a radio piece for ABC radio in Australia. Of course, as usual, they gave it a very “catchy” title – ” Is ‘voluntourism’ the new colonialism? I would have rather had something more along the lines of “how do we make volunteer service more humble” or something…. but such is life. […]

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22 January 2014 ~ 0 Comments

Learning Service Video Series & Contest

Anyone who has been following me on Facebook or Twitter already knows about this, but here is another little plug: After about a year and a half of work on the Learning Service guidelines, videos, and website, we’re finally launching the six part Learning Service video series…. hooray! To gather interest and momentum, and give […]

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