Giving Back: Challenge New Zealand Leadership Students Clear Path at New Zealand School

For the past five years, participants in GlobaLinks Learning Abroad’s twice yearly Challenge New Zealand: Leadership Development program have thrown their youthful energy into a day of volunteering on behalf of the Houghton Valley School on the South Coast of Wellington. Jennifer Hackney, of Rowan University in New Jersey, was part of the January 2012 … Continue reading

Making Headlines: AustraLearn Volunteers In Australia Take Changing Plans In Stride

Floods and Cyclone Mean Shifting Volunteer Efforts for U.S. and Canadian Students “It’s been awesome so far,’’ said Katie Sherman from Michigan. “They’ve turned lemons into lemonade.” From Australia’s Southern Star online A once in a lifetime holiday to tropical North Queensland took a turn for the worse for a group of unlucky student tourists … Continue reading

AustraLearn’s Sote Village Project Featured In Fiji Times

The Fiji Times is highlighting the Sote Village garden community service project completed by AustraLearn in Fiji this summer with a feature article this week about the efforts of the North American semester-abroad students and AustraLearn staff, who along with residents of the village, started a garden to benefit local school children. An excerpt of … Continue reading

Volunteering: AUT Alumna Raising Money for Pakastani Flood Victims

Tami Bolk, an AustraLearn alumna who studied abroad in the spring of 2009 at AUT in New Zealand, is currently on a six-day bike trip to raise money for flood victims in Pakistan. “My experience in New Zealand was truly life changing and it gave me the confidence to continue my travel endeavors,” says Bolk,a … Continue reading

Studying, Teaching and Eating Squid

AsiaLearn Student Volunteers In Elementary School By Kelli Modica AsiaLearn Assistant Manager Taylor Read, a St. Edwards University student, is currently studying abroad at Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University in Japan through AsiaLearn with people from all over the world and helping spread multiculturalism in a Japanese elementary school. For Read, studying in Japan just wasn’t … Continue reading


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