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How to Succeed as a Volunteer Abroad

June 29, 2016
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Lives Abroad has teamed up with Thomson Flights on this post to tell you how working as an overseas volunteer is a rewarding, exciting experience, and can even be a life-changing one. Though there are no financial benefits, there are numerous other potential gains; from increasing personal confidence to enhancing your resume. Spending some time in deciding in advance what you want to get from a volunteer placement will ensure that you make a real difference on the ground. These five…

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Top Overseas Volunteer Programs for Summer 2016

May 16, 2016

Being a volunteer abroad is an excellent opportunity to travel to places in the world you wouldn’t normally see while, at the same time, helping the local community with a specific project in aid of an excellent cause. There are some very exciting volunteer opportunities available over the summer of 2016 to take you on your travels to beautiful countries and immerse yourself in the local culture and customs while also learning valuable new skills. * International Volunteer HQ This…

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Give Back While Vacationing in The UK

May 4, 2016

Every now and then, people deserve a break from their regular lives and go on extended vacations to relax and see the world beyond their immediate community. Though the issue for some with these month-long holidays is having a little too much free time.   There are those that simply cannot function without a schedule or require a specific purpose for their travels, and if you happen to fall under that category, you should probably consider volunteering on your next…

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Volunteering With a Thai NGO on Ko Lanta

October 22, 2015
Thai NGO , Koh Lanta

If you want to volunteer with a Thai NGO and you are an animal lover, the Lanta Animal Welfare (LAW) may be your place. Cat lovers, try to hold your composure, there are a lot of friendly felines involved in this post. What is This Thai NGO All About? The Lanta Animal Shelter on the Thai island of Ko Lanta is an organization that works to ease and control the suffering of animals on the island. Through their permanent shelter…

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Teach Abroad to Start Your Career

October 8, 2015
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I found the idea in a book. I made it a habit, sifting through the travel section of Barnes and Noble, looking for “How To” books. How to travel for cheaper, how to work abroad, how to run away from a useless degree and a waitressing job. Teaching abroad-it was my UREKA idea. Teaching abroad would bring me travel. It was respectable. Wiping down a chalk board seemed more glamorous than wiping down a bunch of sticky and crumb sprinkled…

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4 Ways to Prepare Yourself For a Nomadic Life

May 25, 2015

Finally ready to take the leap from full-time daydreaming, wanderlusting and map obsessing to full-time nomad? Good, it’s about time. If you want to be successful at living a life moving from place to place, it is in your best interest to get some preparation out of the way. Yeah, some of it is boring and tedious but if you deal with it before you set off, it will be all smooth sailing. This isn’t a vacation, it’s your life,…

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What’s it Like to Teach Abroad?

May 13, 2015

If a life abroad seems a little like a pipe dream, it’s time to get your head out of the clouds. Read some of the words of people who actually live lives abroad as they share what drove them there, the challenges that they faced and the benefits that they have received from their experience. Meet four expats who took the plunge to teach abroad and how they felt about their journey. This is Claire, and her inherent curiosity led…

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Why Americans Should Travel Before College

May 12, 2015

Seventeen, eighteen-this is the age when most Americans are told they need to decide what they are going to do with the rest of their lives. Decide on a major, choose your classes-we are told to make these decisions based on the careers we are supposed to have figured out before we are even of legal drinking age. We work our asses off, go into debt and more often than not leave after four years not even remotely interested in…

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