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Why Pay for a Program?

Before we jump right into how to get around paying to volunteer in Africa, let’s talk about why you might want to pay to volunteer abroad through what we’ll call “program providers” or “organizations”. First of all, program providers and placement organizations requiring payments do so for a few important reasons: Financial support / monetary donation for […]

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Putting your gap year on your resume

There was a time, not too long ago, when people believed that a gap year was only for the flighty, the rich, or Australians and Brits who wanted to see the world. The reality? A gap year is for anyone and everyone, at any point in life, with a wide range of budgets. A gap year can actually be […]

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The Biggest Fears about Teaching Abroad & How to Overcome Them

BY Lauren Salisbury As many who have successfully added the role of ‘overseas teacher’ to their resume will tell you, teaching abroad is one of the most rewarding jobs there is. After all, teaching abroad not only allows you the opportunity to develop professional skills and add to your resume, it also presents you with the […]

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