What it Means to be a Refugee Today

Each June 20th, World Refugee Day is recognized worldwide and is promoted by the United Nations. Here’s some more information about refugees and what you can do to support the efforts working to alleviate the refugee crisis. Refugees in Today’s World When you hear the term ‘refugee,’ you might envision a small, dust-covered child crying or a young family clinging…

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Innovation in Philanthropy Winner: Pangea Publishing!

Each year at the National NAFSA Conference, GoAbroad holds Innovation Awards to highlight the incredible work being done in the international education world. As much as we applaud all of the incredible winners, we are so proud and excited to share that our partner, Pangea Educational Development, won the Innovation in Philanthropy award for their project Pangea Publishing! WOO! What…

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Language, Libraries, & Understanding

Getting to Know Catherine Gray A lot of students and teachers are nearing the beginning of summer vacation, which means no school, days full of adventure and relaxation, and nothing to worry about. But some people are already looking into the future for the upcoming 2018-2019 school year. Catherine Gray, founder and director of Na’atik Language and Culture Institute in…

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What’s a Library Without a Librarian?

An Introduction to Na’atik’s Language Library Project Summertime means summer reading for many students. However, not all students around the globe have the simple pleasure of access to books, and that’s where we come in. We are working with the Na’atik Language and Culture Institute in Felipe Carrillo Puerto, México to help collect funds to take their English language library to…

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A Lack of a Proper Education

a Peace Corps volunteer, teaching a lesson at Hope

Why is it Still Happening? It’s fair to say that education is a basic human right, period, no matter what kind of background one comes from. Education is a key tool for a huge range of global developments, and one that many of us would assume is getting easier to access for more and more people worldwide. However, statistics are…

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The Global Nutrition Epidemic

From Eat to Live to Live to Eat Let’s get serious for a second and talk food. I could sure go for a sugary bowl of cereal right about now, or how about some potato chips and cookies? It’s not just Americans chomping down on these sugary delights anymore. Malnutrition and obesity are further becoming linked. And who is the…

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What is the Impact of Child Sponsorship?

You are sipping that morning cup of joe while scrolling through your newsfeed in a cozy cafe. The media is reminding you of the flaws of the world and you feel helpless. Is there anything that you can do to make a positive impact without the commitment of going overseas? News flash, there is! A Cause That Always Needs More…

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How to Make 2018 Your Most Service-Oriented Year Ever

3 Tips for Getting Active & Engaged in Your Community Through Service This Year   Over the past year, we have seen a global swell of inspiring young people activating and gravitating toward a variety of issues—politics, environment, human rights— which is an amazing phenomenon that is creating meaningful, real change around the world. We’re excited to see even more…

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Tibetan Ability Center & Cafe

It’s that time again; time to announce our non-profit of the month for March! Drum roll please… We are happy to share that our March non-profit is the Tibetan Ability Center, located in Dharamshala, India (home of the Dalai Lama). We got the opportunity to speak with Jamie Adams, the Volunteer Project Manager of the Tibetan Ability Center, about the…

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Mercy, Mercy, Me

Let’s talk about healthcare. Healthcare is something that many of us take for granted, while many more of us are not able to obtain a single helpful ounce of it. Now, here’s one way you can change this health care disparity by getting your priorities straight. First, get informed. Second, get involved. Thanks to our Capture Kindness Photo Contest a…

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