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The Tourism Authority of Thailand Joins Forces with Global Voluntourism Agencies

With the intention of promoting volunteer tourism in this fascinating country, Tourism Authority of Thailand has joined forces with a number of voluntourism agencies to raise awareness of the many exciting and rewarding opportunities that Thailand has to offer. TAT’s commitment to promoting voluntourism is certainly no gimmick with a view to merely boosting the […]

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International Handicrafts

Handicrafts are a very important part of a developing country’s economy.  Aside from their economic impact they also hone the skills and talents of the artisans while preserving unique ancestral and cultural crafts.  The cottage industries built around handicrafts are particularly important to women.  I first noticed this while serving with the Peace Corps in Guatemala.

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Gullible Travels: Bethe Dufresne

Bethe Dufresne is a journalist who lives in Connecticut.  She traveled to Nairobi, Kenya in 2009 to cover the debut of the first free school for girls in the notorious Kibera slum; the largest slum in East Africa.  The many visits that Bethe made to Kibera,  and the current popularity of “poverty tourism”, prompted her […]

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International Job Listings

I have added a section under Reference Information for International Job Listings. In the section are links to recruitment organizations seeking candidates for international employment. I am not personally associated with any of the organizations nor do I have experience with them. I have added them due to the many requests I have had from […]

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Bethe and Marcel

Bethe and Marcel Dufresne are journalists who live in Connecticut. In the summer of 2009 they traveled to Kenya with the organization American Friends of Kenya. Bethe and Marcel wrote a series of articles about their trip for the Hartford Courant. The articles describe their satisfying and fulfilling experience. Below is a link to the […]

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Jill Vickers

Jill Vickers is a producer of film documentaries and also a former Peace Corps Volunteer. Jill was a member of a Peace Corps female vaccination teams in the late 1960’s in Afghanistan. The women traveled throughout the country working with Afghan male vaccinators on a small pox vaccination program done in conjunction with the United […]

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Peggy Kelsey

Peggy Kelsey received degrees in social work and education before undertaking extensive world travels. A professional photographer and resident of the Austin area since 1980, Peggy was privileged to meet with a delegation of 14 Afghan women who passed through Austin, Texas in the fall of 2002. The strength, humor and resiliency of the women […]

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Alexia Nestora

Alexia Nestora is a travel writer and pubic relations specialist in the voluntourism industry who writes a blog http://www.voluntourismgal.com. The blog is a source of the latest trends, studies and developments in voluntourism. Alexia also writes travel safety articles for the online travel publication http://www.worldnomads.com Her articles may be accessed at: http://journals.worldnomads.com/safetyhub/

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