Category Archive for "Volunteer Stories"

Meet Towsif, Global Health volunteer in Nepal

September 15, 2016
April Stone

   Towsif Aziz, a senior at University of North Carolina, Greensboro in pre-dental studies, returned in August 2016 from three weeks…

Read More

Live simple…Love generously…Learn constantly

September 12, 2016

Susana Acosta, a teacher of the deaf at the California School for the Deaf in Freemont, California, returned from a short…

Read More

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….

Read More

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…

Read More

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 on…

Read More

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…

Read More