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Alexandra LeGrant

Alexandra is the Community Manager at GeoVisions Foundation. She handles all of the Social Media and Alumni relations. Alex loves to travel and meet with our participants.

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Teaching English in Thailand: What to Pack

on Tue, Sep 22, 2015 By | Alexandra LeGrant | 0 Comments | Teach Abroad Thailand Teaching English
Congratulations! You are about to begin your journey to Asia, to the beautiful country of Thailand.  But wait! What are you going to pack?!
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Working Abroad: Leave Your Camera at Home!

on Sun, Feb 15, 2015 By | Alexandra LeGrant | 0 Comments | cultural exchange volunteer abroad Work Abroad
Have you ever tried to capture a moment in your life through a camera? Have you ever wanted to take a perfect photo of your adventure working abroad, so you could remember it forever? 
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8 Must Have Travel Abroad Smart Phone Apps

on Fri, Jul 05, 2013 By | Alexandra LeGrant | 1 Comment | Travel Ideas The Well Prepared Traveler
Are you one of those people who are glued to their smartphone?  Yeah, join the crowd, and just admit it!  The truth is (as sad as it might be) smartphones have become an integral part of our daily lives, including when we travel.  For example, traveling without music? I can’t even imagine the day … or not being able to instagram your meal the second it arrives?  How could one live? So, take a deep breath because I’m going to tell you how to continue to justify your habit while you travel with these incredible, must have, tech-geek approved apps!
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Think Traveling or Volunteering Abroad Is Too Expensive? Think Again

Every now and then we like to trot out a post that has done really well over the course of the last few months.  And this is one of them.  This particular post has been read 2,220 times since March.  That's 10 reads a day, 7 days a week for the last 228 days.  So, we thought we'd offer it up to those of you who are new or failed to see it before.  One of the best we have ever written.  Thanks to Alexandra, our Social Media Manager here at GeoVisions for writing it.
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Volunteering and Traveling Abroad Reality Check

Most of us can be guilty of it. Coming up with a fantasy in our head spawned from the excitement of embarking on a new worldly adventure, nurturing magnificent thoughts of exciting experiences and perfect encounters. We envision our host family to be everything we wished for from the best of our own families.  Whatever awkwardness is experienced in first meeting them is all very quickly overshadowed by their excellent cooking, perfect location, or their proficiency in our native language. We envision a happy, healthy family, a comfortable bed in a private room with a high level of cleanliness, we don’t think about missing our friends and family and we certainly don’t envision ourselves getting sick. In a perfect world, all those things would come true, but in reality our runaway imaginations can get the best of us and even set us up for a miserable experience abroad.
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