Category Archive for "Perspectives"

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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When In Rome, Ride the Bus

When in Rome, Ride the Bus

October 8, 2015
Erika Batiz

I planted my legs shoulder-width apart, bracing myself for the inevitable unexpected lurch of the subway car. I ride the…

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Why United Planet is Different

May 21, 2015

Holly Hornbeck is our Campus Outreach Intern at Bowdoin College and a previous United Planet volunteer. Below, she shares her…

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Meet Our Volunteers: Rachael

April 23, 2015
Erika Batiz

Continuing our series on profiling Quest enrollees, we’re excited to share Rachael’s story (if you missed Kaitlyn’s interview, you can…

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