Melted! Volunteering at Local Orphanage

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By Cassandra Carr –  Cassie is a GlobaLinks Learning Abroad 2013 Summer Correspondent who is studying abroad at the Korea University International Summer Campus in Seoul, South Korea. Cassie is from Miami University – Oxford.  Today was the first of many that I will be working in various orphanages around the Seoul area! Some people study abroad to … Continue reading

Serving to Learn: Students Studying Abroad in New Zealand Bring Home Dedication to Volunteering After Innovative “Rebuilding Christchurch” Course at University of Canterbury

Editor’s note: As we watch the ongoing coastal rebuilding effort in the United States following Hurricane Sandy, there is much to be learned from Christchurch, New Zealand, where earthquakes struck in 2010 and 2011, damaging some 60% of the historic city. The extensive rebuilding effort in Christchurch represents big shoulders upon which future generations will … Continue reading

Fiji’s Sote Village School Morale, Attendance Get Boost from Ongoing Volunteer Service of Study Abroad Students of GlobaLinks Learning Abroad

The hardworking hands that keep on giving By Stacey Hartmann GlobaLinks NewsWire Editor Three years in, the list continues to grow: Donated books to sharpen young minds. A footpath to keep growing feet dry. Freshly painted school rooms to inspire growing imaginations. A garden of vegetables to fill hungry stomachs at lunch. Put together, these … Continue reading

University Highlights: U of Otago Part of International Best Practices Network; Korea U. Volunteers Give IT Help in Uganda; Queen Mary Rises in Rankings

New Zealand University of Otago Helps Found Network of Select Universities The University of Otago is one of the founding members of the Matariki Network of Universities (MNU), a select international group of outstanding universities. The seven founding network partners are: Dartmouth College in the USA; Durham University in England; Queen’s University in Canada; University … Continue reading

Students Volunteer Abroad In Fiji, Plant Garden For Sote Village School

AustraLearn participants studying abroad at the University of the South Pacific recently joined residents of a remote village in Fiji to start a large garden for the local school, and in the process, sow seeds of cultural understanding. By Stacey Hartmann GlobaLinks NewsWire Editor North American university students studying abroad in Fiji at the University … Continue reading

Korea University Group Delivers Coal Briquettes To Warm Homes And Hearts Of Low-Income And Elderly People

KU Social Service Corps Lends Help And Hope For Third Year A Korea University social service group called KU Social Service Corps earlier this month made special deliveries of coal briquettes, which are used to heat homes, and other life necessities to about 100 families and individuals in the Bupyeong area. Students in the KU … Continue reading

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