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.
Posts categorized under Voluntourism
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: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/daniela-papi/where-should-i-study-abro_b_6071594.html
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 […]
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: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/daniela-papi/is-voluntourism-itself-be_b_5197390.html
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. […]
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 […]
Here you go: http://www.childsafetourism.org/international-day-volunteer-voluntourism-harm-children/