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Excellence in Ecuador: Ivan Olivas Looks Back on His Quest

August 22, 2016
Billy LePage

Upon returning home to the U.S., United Planet volunteer Ivan Olivas felt overwhelmed by the wide roads and open spaces….

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Not Goodbye, Just “Vi Ses!”

August 9, 2016
Billy LePage

Taylor just recently returned from a year-long individual Quest to Copenhagen, Denmark. She stayed with a host family and spent her…

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5 Tips for LGBT Travelers Abroad

July 21, 2016
Billy LePage

Spending time abroad is an incredible experience; it is transformative, immersive, and challenging all at once. The challenges it presents…

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Seeds of Hope – Earthquake Relief in Ecuador

July 12, 2016
Billy LePage

At the heart of a small valley on the western coast of Ecuador is Rio Muchacho, an organization well-known for its…

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Meet Chauncey – Volunteer in Peru & Ecuador

June 30, 2016
Billy LePage

Meet Chauncey Stephens: a self-proclaimed member of “Team United Planet,” who fostered personal growth and deep connections through cultural immersion…

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3 Amazing Reasons to Take a Gap Year Abroad

June 13, 2016
Alina Perkins

1. Form relationships with people you would NEVER have the chance to meet otherwise Taking a gap year abroad allows…

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