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Teach English In Spain And Live With A Family

We're here at the end of the year and I'm going through a lot of travel journals from our volunteers in 2011. There are a lot of great journals in our Community Pages.
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Top Five Things NOT To Put In Your GeoVisions Host Family Letter

on Dec 14, 2011 1:49:00 PM By | Randy LeGrant | 0 Comments | Conversation Corps The Well Prepared Traveler
So you've joined The Conversation Corps! Next item on the "Things To Do" list is write a "Host Family" letter.  Here is one recently submitted to us.  Yes, this is real:
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Conversation Corps Members Sometimes Tutor The Famous

on Oct 4, 2011 12:26:00 PM By | Randy LeGrant | 0 Comments | Conversation Corps-Italy Conversation Corps
Go to Italy, live with a family and help them with their conversational English skills.  Sounds pretty straight forward.  Until you find out the family you're living with has a child that is very famous and very successful.  And...you're his English tutor.
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An Inside Look At Conversation Corps Turkey

Guest blogger Dale Fox graduated from the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford in 2009, at the age of 54. Her major was history and political science, with a focus on Middle Eastern ancient history. She is the co-founder of the Ridgway Heritage Council in Ridgway, Pennsylvania and was active in community and economic development in western Pennsylvania for many years. In addition to developing the Towers Victorian Inn, a historic landmark of Pennsylvania. Dale also served as a Director for the Pennsylvania Downtown Center for six years. In 2009 she received a special award for Inspiration in Tourism from Governor Edward Rendell.  
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In Voluntourism It's What You Do With What You Do

Over at Social Edge, Saul Garlick wrote a Blog post entitled The Voluntourism Debate.  It's a great post.  And so are the comments, which I highly encourage you to read.  A couple of "super stars" in the world of volunteer abroad have commented there in fact.
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