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  • A global experience.

    JenniferWalters

    by: JenniferWalters

    created on: Mar 26, 2013 | Ohio, United States

    Today, I was scrolling throught my news feed on Facebook when I notice a posting by the page of Peru, promoting the video "MOVE," a one minute film showing snapshots of many different countries. So, of course, I click on the video to watch and instantly fall in love. The filmmakers also have two more called "LEARN" and "EAT" with a similar theme of quick snapshots of all the different …

  • Oh, thoughts.

    JenniferWalters

    by: JenniferWalters

    created on: Mar 01, 2011 | Cusco, Peru

    I've been thinking a lot here, studying abroad really challenges your brain. Doing volunteer projects in communities outside of large cities is one eye opener. So many people live among animals, sleep with them. So many people do not have a bathroom. Or have kitchens that are not good for your health. Do you know how much we take for granted? Quite a bit. Bathrooms automatically come with our houses. We have stoves with chimneys …

  • Happy Independence Day Ghana!!

    PaulaWoods

    by: PaulaWoods

    created on: Mar 08, 2013 | Cape Coast, Ghana

    I can still remember reading countless ProWorld Ghana volunteer blogs before my departure…just trying to get some kind of glimpse at what the next few months of my life would be like…attempting to understand the daily life I would soon take part in… Now I’ve been in Ghana for almost two months…and the reality of living here is so far from anything I could have ever imagined: neither in …

  • Did She Rather, Find Herself.

    PaulaWoods

    by: PaulaWoods

    created on: Mar 08, 2013 | Cape Coast, Ghana

    I am not a morning person… You can go and ask my momma and she will tell you, her baby is NOT an early riser… She will probably also tell you of teenage school mornings, dragging me out of bed after the 5th wake-up call and the 8th press of my beloved snooze button... You can imagine my excitement at having a 6:30-8:30 am class…the first of three on Wednesdays… So yesterday, I …

  • C’est la vie in Ghana.

    PaulaWoods

    by: PaulaWoods

    created on: Mar 08, 2013 | Cape Coast, Ghana

    Happy (late) Valentine’s Day!  I was surprised how many Ghanaians asked me what my plans were for the day…They were even more surprised though, when I told them we were having an “I hate Valentine’s Day” party…  A few of the girls and I “celebrated” with bad chocolate (there’s no good chocolate in Ghana  ) and a movie we couldn’t hear on my laptop (so instead we made did the voices …

  • March 2nd- Update!

    TamarGasko

    by: TamarGasko

    created on: Mar 02, 2013 | Urubamba, Peru

    I realized a few days ago that I hadn´t written in a while, and why that was- I was waiting for something to happen to write about, something big and worthwhile, like my trip to Lake Titicaca or Carnaval, even though small, amazing things happen every day. Then I thought about since I only write about ¨special things,¨ that means that I haven´t told you yet about my day to …

  • Feb 15th- finally up!

    TamarGasko

    by: TamarGasko

    created on: Mar 02, 2013 | Urubamba, Peru

    Hi everyone! I know this has been a long time coming, but now you will get to hear all about my first week (plus) in Urubamba. Where to begin....?Let’s start with where I’m living. Urubamba is a town of about 11,000 people. It’s nestled in the Sacred Valley, and is completely surrounded by green, luscious, mountains (it’s the rainy season! Apparently a few weeks before I came, everything was brown). …

  • Carnavales! (aka the best day ever)

    TamarGasko

    by: TamarGasko

    created on: Feb 12, 2013 | Urubamba, Peru

    Hi everyone!  Yesterday was Carnaval! This essentially means that the main plaza was the host of an all-day water fight between boys and girls. The weapons of choice- water balloons, colored powder, water guns, buckets, and pistols. Not to mention brute strength, which is why boys tend to have a tad more fun than the girls. But I had my share! I bought a chisquete, which is a simple, cylindrical water …

  • First few days

    MarySumanski

    by: MarySumanski

    created on: Feb 07, 2013 | Puyo, Ecuador

    I landed in Quito and was picked up by my ProWorld rep. I actually did not know that I would be spending the first weekend in Quito before heading to the jungle. I had a lot of fun touring the city, learning some history, tasting local foods, and sight seeing around the Equator (a lot of fun!) and a community project. I met some people from all different programs, was …

  • First Few Days

    MeganGlazier

    by: MeganGlazier

    created on: Feb 06, 2013 | OmKoi, Thailand

            I have been here for only four days so far and I am amazed at how different things are. The living situations here are the basic and people get by just fine. It makes the US look silly when we need the fancy houses, stores, cars etc. Life is much more simple here... and it is a nice change of pace. To be able to sleep with windows open …

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