Posts categorized under Voluntourism

04 March 2013 ~ 1 Comment

Voluntourism Prezi

Katie Schneider at Vancouver Island University made this Prezi on voluntourism. It quotes a range of people on the topic and is very well done – check it out!  

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18 September 2012 ~ 4 Comments

The obsession with easy

This is a guest post from Anna McKeon, of PEPY in Cambodia. Anna not only led PEPY’s communication team to a new logo and a new website, but also took the time to write this piece on why she thinks “easy” is not what we always need to strive for.  Check it out!  Thanks Anna! […]

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15 August 2012 ~ 1 Comment

Learning Service TEDx Talk

I recently gave at talk at TEDxOxbridge about “Learning Service” and why I think we shouldn’t be encouraging young people to go abroad to volunteer. (Lessons learned from my own actions.) If you want to check it out, you can do so here:

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30 May 2012 ~ 5 Comments

Educational Hotels

I see the future of travel for the discerning traveler as moving more into the educational travel space.  Imagine hotels with professors-in-residence, curated happy hour discussions on current issues and ethical debates, in-room learning opportunities through iPads or touch screens linking to unique learning tours, nightly guest lectures, hands-on workshops, a co-working space where local […]

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22 May 2012 ~ 0 Comments

Voluntourism piece on the Huffington Post

An article I had written – Voluntourism: What can go wrong when trying to do right – is now on the Huffington Post, in case you want to read it!

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24 April 2012 ~ 0 Comments

Meet PEPY Tours

The PEPY Tours team put together a short animated video about the history of PEPY Tours and the ways our work has changed over the years.  Check it out!   Video by the @PEPYTours team with illustrations by the fabulous Wei Peng!

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10 September 2011 ~ 3 Comments

Do gap year volunteer programs do more harm than good?

I was recently on a radio show on CBC radio in Canada called “Q with Jian Ghomeshi” in a segment titled “Do gap year volunteer programs do more harm than good?”. You can listen to it here if you’d like. I agree with the comment regarding animal and conservation projects (trail clean-ups etc) as being […]

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