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How to Get Into a Learning Mindset

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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Recommended Reading: Voluntourism Solutions

Voluntourism has been a hot topic in the media recently. Not too long ago the viral article "The Problem with Little White Girls (and Boys): Why I Stopped Being a Voluntourist" sparked some much needed conversations on the topic. We've noticed, however, most of the...

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Learning service as an effective alternative to voluntourism

“Maybe I’d like it there if I was volunteering in an orphanage and got to play with the kids.”   I slapped my hands over my face, shaking my head. I’ve been living in Cambodia for over three months now and probably haven’t been Skyping my best friend back home as much...

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Learning Service on KEEN Blog!

A big thank you to KEEN for featuring our contest on their blog and providing some awesome prizes!   Exploring foreign cities, meeting interesting people, tasting local cuisines – the reasons we love travel are endless. Recently volunteering has risen in the ranks of...

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Soria Moria Boutique Hotel Hosting Contest Winner!

We are excited to announce the fabulous Soria Moria Boutique Hotel will be hosting our "Know Before You Go" contest winner during their 3-day stay in Siem Reap, Cambodia!   Will it be you?   To give you more chances to win we are extending the contest deadline until...

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Tips for Responsible Travel: Southeast Asia

Tips for Responsible Travel: Southeast Asia   We all want to travel responsibly, but sometimes it's difficult to know how best to do that in a country and culture we're not familiar with. This bonus video is designed to help viewers travel responsibly in Southeast...

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