A new way to travel is to Volunteer Abroad. This can be to teach English in a foreign country, help save the whales or even look to provide mentoring or just your time to those in a Rwanda children orphanage.
Volunteering abroad is not about saving the world. You can make a difference, yes, one person at a time. It's about growing as a person. It's about experiencing, first hand, other cultures, in a way that would never happen by being a tourist. It's not about teaching people about the western world. It's about sharing yourself, your energy, and your time with others.
Volunteering abroad gives purpose, an itinerary and a reason to your travels. It requires patience, open mindedness, being nonjudgmental and being kind and caring. It requires flexibility, a sense of adventure, and respect for the people and culture.
Do you want to challenge yourself? It will require you open your heart each day. It will require you to open your soul. You will change. You will learn. You will grow. You won't change the world, but you might, surprisingly, find a change in yourself.
Many people work while traveling abroad. Spending time making money and working closely with people in another culture can be enlightening and a growth experience. This can include helping out in the vineyards of Italy or analyzing sealife in the Great Barrier Reef in Australia.
Many people teach English as a second language in another country. For some information about teaching English in Japan click -
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