Monthly Archives: August 2011

The Spirit of Nippon (Japan)

I did not find what I was looking for in Japan. Where I expected self-pity, sadness, and hopelessness, I found courage, gratitude, and love.

Catch 22: How Can You Explore Foreign Cultures Without Leaving Home?

In addition to sending volunteers abroad, United Planet also sponsors ambassador clubs; clubs designed to spread tolerance and teach students about foreign cultures through cross-cultural activities. (activities focused on one or more different cultures) Naomi, a student at Shanghai International Studies University, founded an ambassador club last year after seeing United Planet’s name on an inspirational website.