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Test Driving Voluntourism

Last week in Beijing, visiting some of our projects in China, I took a day out of my busy schedule to volunteer at Beijing Century Experimental School (Bai Nian School).  This is the largest school for the children of migrant workers in Beijing, and the largest educational institution established by the community of Chaoyang District.
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If You Speak English, You Can Teach English With GeoVisions

I’m Kevin Morgan, GeoVisions CEO.  I’m travelling now through Asia ...  meeting with our English language tutors, future Work and Travel students, and leaders in education and exchange.  I’m also reading the region’s newspapers and websites.  There are so many stories I read, and conversations I have that stress the importance of people in Asia learning to speak better English … and there is a role for you.  
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Volunteer Abroad in China, Egypt or Cambodia

on Mar 1, 2009 4:52:00 PM By | Randy LeGrant | 0 Comments | Cambodia Conversation Corps-China Conversation Corps-Egypt
Conversation Corps-Egypt is here.  Magnificent monuments are everywhere. The pointed perfection of the Pyramids of Abu Sir, soaring minarets of Cairo's skyline, and majestic tombs and temples of Luxor are just a few of the wonders that generations of visitors have admired during their city sojourns, jaunts up and down the Nile and expeditions through spectacularly stark desert landscapes.  Awaiting you are families who want to learn or improve their English. Conversation Corps-China has arrived.  A journey through this colossus of a country is a mesmerizing encounter with the most populous and perhaps most culturally idiosyncratic nation on earth.  Families are looking for native English speakers to tutor them in English in return for free room and board. Remember that the Conversation Corps is a volunteer program, whereby you volunteer to tutor a family up to 15 hours each week to teach or improve their English.  In return, volunteer tutors receive free room and board.  Conversation Corps tutors usually have days and weekends free to immerse themselves into the culture of their host country.  Conversation Corps tutors must be native English speakers. Conversation Corps-China includes airport transportation, 2 nights in a 3-star Beijing Hotel at the start of the program for a formal orientation and a 1/2 day tour.  Transport to the family is also included as well as meals and accommodation during orientation. Interested in a more traditional volunteer program?  Think Cambodia.  The medical volunteer projects located in the Northern Cambodian countryside involve working with local and international NGOs.  The renovations of several medical outpost/heath centers in these remote areas is done in cooperation with the provincial public health department. In addition, volunteers may work on the follow up of a project initiated by the international development NGO, Malteser, replenishing medical aid kits in over 60 village communities. For participants with a professional medical training, it will be possible to assist local medical staff in the Health centers or to organize first aid refreshers training for villagers. Find out more about this amazing project in Northern Cambodia and apply now to have the most amazing experience of a lifetime. Email us for more information.  Remember, at GeoVisions you can apply for free.  We take no form of payment until you have been confirmed. The GeoVisions Global Work and Service Team
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Lower Program Fees To Volunteer Longer

on Feb 28, 2009 5:11:00 PM By | Randy LeGrant | 0 Comments | Why Do I Have To Pay To Volunteer Conversation Corps-China
So it only makes sense, doesn't it?  Volunteer longer and make more of a difference.  But staying longer costs you more and is much more of a commitment for most people.  So why are program fees more expensive the longer you stay?
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