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23Oct2015

Time for some updates!

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You may have noticed, Learning Service website has been undergoing some changes and we are long overdue for an update!   The Library We are so excited to announce our brand new, Learning Service Library. Searching for a responsible volunteer placement can seem daunting; so many options, but which one is right for you (and
11Aug2014

Learning Service Book Update!

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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. We’ve also completed the writing for our book, and are deep in the
01May2014

‘Know Before You Go’ Contest Winners!

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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, and our grand prize: a three-day stay in Siem
09Apr2014

From Service Learning to Learning Service via SSIR

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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 can bring is one of the main reasons that academic institutions are incorporating it—and sometimes requiring it—in coursework.   But the concept of service
20Mar2014

Recommended Reading: Voluntourism Solutions

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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 articles floating around the internet offer reasons why you shouldn’t
14Feb2014

Soria Moria Boutique Hotel Hosting Contest Winner!

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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 Friday, February 26. Head on over
10Feb2014

Why We Still Need to Learn about Service via JUMP! Foundation

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Why We Still Need to Learn about Service (and how JUMP! is Continuing to Learn!)   JUMP! have been supporting international schools to develop and deliver their service learning programs for a number years, and yet still for many of us it is an area in which there are more questions than answers. How can
09Feb2014

Learning Service; a constructive approach to volunteering via Volunteer in Cambodia

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February 9, 2014 by Eleanor Paton   Overseas volunteering has had its fair share of bad press.  Tales of orphanage tourism in particular make for depressing reading. Report after report touches on similar practices; children kept in poverty so that volunteers continue to donate, orphanages that ignore volunteers’ concerns about the children’s wellbeing and an
07Feb2014

The Ethics of ‘Doing Good’ via Global Dimension

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Claire Bennett reflects on the ethics of students volunteering abroad – what steps can young people take to ensure they find a responsible placement with positive outcomes?   Claire has worked in global education for the last 10 years. She worked on the Global Youth Action project in collaboration with Think Global and worked with
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