Articles by the Volunteer Global Team

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Lauren Andraski - Africa

I can check Africa off my list

As promised, I wanted to share my thoughts about the Discover Excursions weekend trip to Morocco after expressing some fears about the trip.  While I was there, I hoped to address my fears that 1) a weekend is not sufficient time to understand a culture and 2) that this lack of understanding in a country, especially a developing one, is incredibly invasive.  Unfortunately, the trip only reinforced my fears.  But let me explain.

I was fairly confident that all of the students on the trip would recognize that...

Lauren Andraski - Africa

Off to Africa?

Many students in my study abroad program, including myself, chose to take advantage of a travel company that allows students to spend a weekend in Morocco.  While many students went last weekend, I was initially hesitant to sign up.  My hesitation was coming from the following places: first, that one weekend is not sufficient time to understand a different culture; and second, to visit a country without properly understanding it is incredibly invasive.  With that in mind, I eventually decided to partake in the trip, even for the sole reason to decide whether or not my...

Aneta Dudenko

In order not to be bored...

29.03

Weekly holidays in Italy! That's what I needed. Even though the first month in Vic was extremely busy, I was dreaming about seeing my Polish friends! How easily sometimes dreams may come true....well...not taking into account my trip from Spain to Italy using every possibile type of transport, I may say it was absolutely worth it!
One week doing snowboarding..something I love, and with such great people! Thank you all! ;)

12.04

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Hannah Harrison

Show Me a Peace Corps Volunteer

Show me a Peace Corps volunteer and I'll show you people of all colors, ages, and creeds. I'll show you men and women and people who are sitting in between. I'll show you daughters, sons, mothers, fathers, sisters and brothers, all of whom have left those families to find new ones across the world.

Show me a Peace Corps volunteer and I'll show you someone who knows illness, misery, cold, heat, and crawling infestations of a thousand varieties. I'll show you someone who has become intimate with infection, friendly with fungus, and can compare the viscosity of fecal matter...

Discovering Vic

Discovering Vic

With a small delay but finally continuing...

14.03 

The whole Pink Flat went to the Exhibition that took place in “Temple de Roma” in Vic. It was a project of Dr Trueta Foundation celebrating its 20 anniversary. It is the organization dedicates occupational theraphy that employs people suffering mental disorders enabling them to incorporate to the normal life by working i the medicines' waste management.

Temple de Roma is a miniature of the real one. It was constructed by Roman conquestors. evertheless, the small element of one of its...

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