Monthly Archives: April 2011

Our Legacies

As we near the end of our time abroad, thoughts of the future have begun to creep into our minds. When we arrived, we knew little of what was actually going on and we had doubts that we could leave … Continue reading

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Discovering How Service Has Shaped Us

Walking To The Park in Cochabamba   (The volunteers in Bolivia learn new lessons from the children at the orphanage every day.) “We travel, initially to lose ourselves; and we travel, next, to find ourselves.” –Pico Iyer This week we considered … Continue reading

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Community Evaluations of Our Service

Through interviewing coworkers at our service sites, we were confronted with unclear answers to questions about the value of our service and difficulties assessing our coworkers’ opinions of our work abroad. This experience revealed the many challenges involved in listening … Continue reading

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Cultural Exchanges

Over the past week all of us in Tanzania and Bolivia have been reflecting on our specific vantage points into the community that we are given through our worksites.  Working with community members, especially disadvantaged ones, allows each of us … Continue reading

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