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Volunteer Post: Brooke

The sounds of the river rushing, birds chirping, and music playing drift in through the open window. I look out at the lush, rolling green…

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Starting Micro-Projects in Cuenca

Just like that, another week in community has gone by! This week was a rewarding one for both volunteers and project staff, as many micro-projects…

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Midterm in Chimborazo

While volunteers spend most of their time in-country with their host families and communities, they were able to be tourists in Guaranda for midterm. After…

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Palmares Call Home Date

Calls home for the Palmares Project will happen on this Friday, July 26th between the hours of 8 AM and 12 PM Costa Rica time,…

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Arrival in Rural Communities

Volunteers arrived in rural communities this past weekend and they are all doing a wonderful job adjusting to community and beginning their microproyectos! Saturday morning…

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Palmares: First Week in Community

Week 1 in community was filled with delicious new food, host family bonding and community exploration! My route started in Cedral where Logan, Sloane, and…

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Setting the Scene in El Potrero, Panama by Alana

Picture this: mountains that are green, chickens that only have feathers on their backs, and mangoes ripening on trees. Welcome to Panama, also known as…

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Reflections from Fiesta Ambiental from Candace

Dear World, This weekend we left our community and were put into a school with 59 more gringos. But it was great! Currently, we are…

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Last Week of City Life

Last week was the volunteers’ last in Cuenca with their urban host families and marks the halfway point of our project. Volunteers Ellie and Ashley…

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