Tuesday, July 28, 2015

New 3-Minute Video Summarizes Research Insights on Good, Bad Community Impacts of International Volunteering, Voluntouring

Yesterday I became aware of this fantastic video that summarizes recently published research on the community impacts of international Volunteering, Voluntouring.

The video is great and worth watching followed by reflection and discussion!

The video is especially timely for me as my 13 year old daughter will be departing next week for a twelve day service learning trip to Pucará, Ecuador through her middle school.  As part of her confirmation at church she is required to volunteer at three different places (this trip to Pucará will count) and she will need to write a reflection piece on each experience.  This video will help me and my wife as we talk with her about her experience upon her return!

The Building a Better World Community has made the video available at globalsl.org/.  After viewing the video take some time to peruse and bookmark the site and consider connecting via their Facebook page and Twitter at @BuildingBetterW and Blog!

 

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Follow the Twitter Backchannel from the U.S. Department of State's sixth annual EducationUSA Forum scheduled from June 30 - July 2 in Washington, D.C #EdUSAForum



More information available via the U.S. Department of State Office of the Spokesperson

A Former University of Chicago Student I Advised for the Fulbright U.S. Student Program


Several of our #LGBTI International Exchange Alumni recently participated in a panel at the U.S. Department of State and...
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Monday, June 1, 2015

Watch the Live Stream and Follow the #GoingGlobal2015 Twitter Backchannel from Going Global 2015

Going Global 2015 is currently taking place today and tomorrow June 1-2, 2015) at the Queen Elizabeth II Centre in Westminster, London.  You can access the programme, list of speakers as well as watch the live feed via the Going Global 2015 website.