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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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Sharing a Love For Food When Volunteering Abroad

on Fri, Jan 28, 2011 By | Alexandra LeGrant | 0 Comments | The Well Prepared Traveler Volunteering Abroad
The simplicity of a universal love for French-fries regardless of what culture you come from is a small way to know that no matter how different we may think we all are, everyone appreciates a golden delicious fried potato. 
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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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Volunteer And Choose To Make A Difference With Civic Responsibility

GeoVisions is proud to present this guest post by Karen Middleton, President of Emerge America, a premier training program for Democratic women. Karen also served as a Democratic Representative for the state of Colorado and was on three committees - House Education, Business Affairs and Labor, and the Legislative Council.
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When You Volunteer Abroad, Keep An Online Travel Journal To Get Hired

There’s no doubt that the Great Recession has affected millions of Americans resulting in an unemployment rate of almost 9 percent nation wide, and if you are a young person the news only gets worse.  According to the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) “young people are more than twice as likely to be unemployed as the average worker…youth unemployment rates in the OECD are expected to remain at around 18% in 2011 and 17% in 2012". 
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