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National & International
Off The Beach, Into The Breach
Fortunately for us, the rhyme is only meant to get our attention. The reason that Jennifer V. Hughes wrote this article is just as apparent. Story>>>
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When You Want To Do More Than Write A Check
Well, if you haven't heard of AARP - the American Association of Retired Persons - you will hear a great deal about them for the next 30, or so, years. Michele Morris shares a great piece on VolunTourism. Story>>>
Mississippi Gulf Coast Sees Massive Voluntourism
Here we are about 4 months removed from Hurricane Katrina, and the folks in the Gulf Coast CVB see VolunTourism as a way to address some of the challenges they face. Story>>>
We continue to confirm speakers and topics for the 2006 VolunTourism Forum. John Meza of KPMG, Sherry Schwarz of Transitions Abroad Magazine, Nancy McGehee of Virginia Tech University, and Gregory Tehven of Pay It Forward Tours - are all confirmed!
We are also revising the program to include more time for VolunTourism Innovations & Best Practices. You want to know, and we want to share it with you!
UCLA Alumni and Students will join us again in 2006 between March 30 - April 2 for a VolunTourism experience in the U.S./Mexico Border Region. We are looking forward to what represents an unprecedented VolunTourism excursion in which students and alumni will travel & tour and work side-by-side in Tijuana to support the residents of communities throughout the area.
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