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Volunteer tourism/voluntourism as it relates to responsibility, ethics and global citizenship. Also includes international volunteering.
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Why those do-gooding gap year holidays may be a callous con

Why those do-gooding gap year holidays may be a callous con | Volunteer Tourism and Global Citizenship | Scoop.it
Caroline Green, 45, from North London, pictured left, had her eyes opened when she volunteered in Thailand earlier this year.
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Five rules for volunteering overseas

Five rules for volunteering overseas | Volunteer Tourism and Global Citizenship | Scoop.it
To defend volunteering as a worthwhile activity if “done right," Brendan Joyce outlines what volunteering “done wrong” involves. This first installment covers five common mistakes made by volunteer...
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Hero Holiday

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We provide year-round global humanitarian opportunities in Mexico, Dominican Republic, Thailand and Haiti. In each location, we provide practical assistance to those living in extreme poverty.
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The Road to Hell is Paved… Volunteering The Wise Way - Travel Culture Magazine

The Road to Hell is Paved… Volunteering The Wise Way http://t.co/gjeYhURs78 #voluntourism #travel #culture #ttot #lp #tbex
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The Problem With Volunteer Tourism - Pacific Standard

The Problem With Volunteer Tourism - Pacific Standard | Volunteer Tourism and Global Citizenship | Scoop.it

Money spent in order to work for free in order to help someone or something in another country is also known as “volunteer tourism.” Some say it's a practice of poverty alleviation, a moral duty, and a personally transformative ...


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18 Ethical Tourism Innovations

18 Ethical Tourism Innovations | Volunteer Tourism and Global Citizenship | Scoop.it

This top list of ethical tourism innovations range from voluntourism models to New York City-based hip hop-oriented local organizations who operate social enterprise initiatives through travel.

 

What's interesting about ethical tourism is that for much of the middle and upper-middle class in North America, it's become a way to express your commitment to "bettering the world" so to speak through spending money in order to enjoy your leisure time.

 

Find here photos and ideas : http://www.trendhunter.com/slideshow/ethical-tourism-innovations


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Volunteer tourism doesn’t work

Volunteer tourism doesn’t work | Volunteer Tourism and Global Citizenship | Scoop.it
While it might seem like a way for people to spend money and do some good, it seldom results in meaningful change (Volunteer tourism doesn’t work http://t.co/Ij8WmPEGF6)...
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21st-Century Projects Inspire Global Citizenship Plus Creativity

21st-Century Projects Inspire Global Citizenship Plus Creativity | Volunteer Tourism and Global Citizenship | Scoop.it
This is the second in a special Edutopia blog series about developing 21st century skills through project-based learning. In the first post, "Yes, You Can Teach and Assess Creativity!

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Do Good While Traveling the World - Huffington Post - Huffington Post

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The group also organizes trips and global-relief projects with a special focus on at-risk children.
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Gap years: virtuous volunteering or a colonial hangover? - Thenationalstudent

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Furthermore, whilst 21 of these organisations are state run, the remaining 248 are privately owned and funded by tourists and volunteering projects.
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Five rules for volunteering overseas

Five rules for volunteering overseas | Volunteer Tourism and Global Citizenship | Scoop.it
To defend volunteering as a worthwhile activity if “done right," Brendan Joyce outlines what volunteering “done wrong” involves. This first installment covers five common mistakes made by volunteer...
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Althouse: The philosophy of travel... the psychology of travel...

Althouse: The philosophy of travel... the psychology of travel... | Volunteer Tourism and Global Citizenship | Scoop.it
I'd rather avoid hardship, but I'm sure I could find it somewhere in my own town — I could sit in on criminal trials or volunteer at the respite center — but I'd be ashamed to be satiating a personal need of mine.
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Should I volunteer at an orphanage, or will I be doing more harm than good? | Volunteering advice | Latest news

Should I volunteer at an orphanage, or will I be doing more harm than good? | Volunteering advice | Latest news | Volunteer Tourism and Global Citizenship | Scoop.it
Pod Volunteer - volunteering abroad (Orphanage voluntourism, more harm than good?
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A Practical Guide to Volunteering on Vacation

A Practical Guide to Volunteering on Vacation | Volunteer Tourism and Global Citizenship | Scoop.it
A growing number of travelers are doing volunteer work on their vacations, but they sometimes end up doing more harm than good. Dorinda Elliot builds a house in Haiti and reports on the rewards—and risks—of lending a hand away from home.
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The Ethics of International Development: A Video on Voluntourism - Building a Better World

The Ethics of International Development: A Video on Voluntourism - Building a Better World | Volunteer Tourism and Global Citizenship | Scoop.it
Through the Ethics in International Engagement & Service-Learning Project at the University of British Columbia, students composed this compelling video that considers: What do you think you’re doing?

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Brangelinas need not apply: A Cambodian orphanage is leading the march against 'voluntourism'

Brangelinas need not apply: A Cambodian orphanage is leading the march against 'voluntourism' | Volunteer Tourism and Global Citizenship | Scoop.it

Before Christmas, a few weeks after being returned to the White House, Barack Obama made history as the first US President to visit Burma and Cambodia.


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All Points East's curator insight, January 14, 2013 10:27 PM

Cambodian 'orphange tourism'

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Exploitation of children grows in Southeast Asian tourism boom - South China Morning Post

Exploitation of children grows in Southeast Asian tourism boom - South China Morning Post | Volunteer Tourism and Global Citizenship | Scoop.it
Exploitation of children grows in Southeast Asian tourism boom
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... especially in developing countries.
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Why You Shouldn't Volunteer: Orphanage Tourism - Gotta Keep Movin'

Why You Shouldn't Volunteer: Orphanage Tourism - Gotta Keep Movin' | Volunteer Tourism and Global Citizenship | Scoop.it
The phrase ‘orphanage tourism’ has been dabbled with in the press for the last six months or so, and in the wake of ResponsibleTravel.com removing...
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responsibletravel.com removes orphanage voluntourism trips from its site - TravelMole

responsibletravel.com removes orphanage voluntourism trips from its site - TravelMole | Volunteer Tourism and Global Citizenship | Scoop.it
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responsibletravel.com removes orphanage voluntourism trips from its site.
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Orphanage volunteering 'part of the problem' - Telegraph.co.uk

Orphanage volunteering 'part of the problem' - Telegraph.co.uk | Volunteer Tourism and Global Citizenship | Scoop.it
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In Cambodia almost all orphanages are funded by overseas donors. Many turn to volunteer tourism for income and train their children to perform and attract donors.
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