unexpected lessons in American Samoa

As of today, I’ve taught almost 29 weeks of school in American Samoa. With only seven weeks left on my plate, I can confidently say […] Read More

how to wisely volunteer abroad

A white, privileged young person decides to take their privileged position and transplant it into a developing community. Maybe a far-fetched notion, but it’s becoming […] Read More

your self-worth in numbers: why YOU matter.

The ingrained fixation on numbers is a hard pill to swallow. On a daily basis, I’m not as number-hungry (pun intended) as I used to […] Read More

realities and challenges teaching abroad

Life gets busy, especially if you’re international teaching volunteer. Admittedly, I’ve not taught any classroom before, so the prep work involved came out of the […] Read More

how to manage travel anxiety wherever you go

Going to a foreign country and embarking on a new adventure sounds great…at least until the travel anxiety sets in. From small ventures to global […] Read More