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What Can Go Wrong When You Don’t Do Enough Research?

What Can Go Wrong When You Don’t Do Enough Research?

Today’s guest post comes from Jake Calhoun, who shares his story of social impact gone wrong. When I was at Columbia Business School, I teamed up with a group of classmates to volunteer with a non-profit organization called ‘The Cambodia Project’ led by an alumnus of...

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How to Get Into a Learning Mindset

One of the key ideas we talk about in the Learning Service book is about embracing a learning mindset. In fact, we believe that it is one of the most important factors in trying to ensure your work as a volunteer is effective. Having a learning mindset means becoming...

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Before We Get Started – A Disclaimer

We are gearing up to relaunch our blog with insights and articles from the Learning Service authors, guest posts from inspirational friends and experts, and anyone who would like to share their reaction to the Learning Service book (so get in touch if that is you!) In...

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New Tool Added to the Learning Service Library!

Over the years, we at Learning Service have been inundated with requests to help potential volunteers to find an ethical, effective volunteer placement, that fits their needs, skills and values. Our response has always been that there is no shortcut for doing your own...

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New Website, New Book, and Coming Soon…New Blog

We hope you love the new look Learning Service site! To accompany it, and to celebrate the launch of the Learning Service book, we will be starting a new blog with all our thoughts and advice on volunteer travel. So check back here shortly!

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Learning Service Book Update!

First, we’d like to give another BIG thanks to everyone who has supported (and continues to support) Learning Service and our book-writing project!   This past winter we were able to launch our 6-part video series on responsible travel and volunteering practices....

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“No Selfies with Cute Babies!”

Everyday Ambassador is launching a new initiative known as The International Service Boot Camp. This initiative is the first of many upcoming webinar series that are co-branded with our resource partners.   To kick off our series, we’re giving you the inside scoop on...

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‘Know Before You Go’ Contest Winners!

Not too long ago we wrapped up our 'Know Before You Go' video contest. After the contest closed we randomly selected names from those who entered the contest for some awesome prizes donated by our sponsors, which included an assortment of Eagle Creek bags, KEEN shoes,...

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From Service Learning to Learning Service via SSIR

We often use “service learning” to describe volunteer programs and international volunteer travel, emphasizing learning through service—service that teaches life lessons that help both the traveler and the world. The profound lessons that international volunteering...

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