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Taking advantage of no commitments #IVLP

“You’ll never be fully prepared. The best is to just have an attitude that’s open to new experiences and being very flexible”. How volunteering and teaching English to speakers of other languages can spark interest in international development. Meet Colleen Adenan from Annandale

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We all need mentors in our daily lives #IVLP

Urias Brooks from Liberia tells us about his mission of improving access to education for children as a crucial stepping stone on young people’s way to the job market, and how COVID-19 forced them to start teaching mathematics… over the radio. Picking up schoolwork from their pupils on bicycles sounds interesting? Read on!

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Education is… everything #IVLP

Rowel Padernal took me on a trip through which I found out about the education system in the Philippines, about the difficulties people living there face every day, and about his inspiring work. Now I’m glad to share it with you. Ready? Fasten your seat belts. The journey is about to begin!

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Your work should resonate with your heart #IVLP

As it turns out, being a lawyer doesn’t necessarily mean football won’t be something you do as part of your job. Meet Oleksandr Fomichov, whose path to working with young people leads through the experience of a military conflict, and learn how to make a great impact through football with [just!] 10 hours of volunteering a week.

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Making that distinction between passion, greed and opportunity #IVLP

On how to make a change, make your voice heard and become an influential leader. Meet Fay King – a 22-year-old female chairperson of the Youth Advisory Group of the UN Population Fund Suriname, who advocates for sexual, reproductive health and women’s rights.

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Ask more questions, get more answers #IVLP

Rafael Minatogawa is a 25-year-old economist from Brazil who works as chief of staff for congressman Kim Kataguiri (also aged 25). It is often difficult these days to attract young people to politics. So, how come Rafael ended up in this place?

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Around the world with the young people #IVLP

Embark on the journey with International Visitors Leadership Program participants! Education in Liberia and Philippines, women’s rights in Suriname, football in Ukraine, teaching English in Kyrgyzstan and politics in Brazil. The world of future is right in front of you.

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We are all slaves to the story

Interview with M.E. Vaughan – author of the fantasy novel The Sons of Thestian. Kinga Budzyn: Starting from the beginning? When did you actually start writing? M.E.Vaughan: I have always loved telling stories. Since the very beginning, I’ve always had a tale or two running through my head, which I would rattle off to anyone who listened. Growing up […]

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