May 2016

How The Umbrella Foundation is Helping End “Voluntourism” in Nepal

Brianne Miers - May 31, 2016
Caroline Scheffer outside with kids

In summer 2003, I volunteered as an English teacher at an all-girls government school in Pokhara, Nepal. Even though my experience was mostly positive, I’ve since questioned whether my decision to volunteer with children was a responsible one, as I’ve learned more about the ugly side of the “voluntourism” industry.  Caroline Scheffer is a former Country Director of the The Umbrella Foundation, which works to alleviate the impact of trafficking, …

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Jobs That Let You See the World: Marketing Specialist for a Tour Operator

Brianne Miers - May 24, 2016
Miles McAlpin in Brooklyn

Since my current job keeps me pretty rooted in one place, I recently interviewed a series of professionals in diverse careers whose jobs let them earn a living and see the world at the same time — the goal is to provide some information and inspiration to all the cubicle dwellers out there who are feeling restless.  My next interview is with Miles, a fellow Bostonian, who has very successfully …

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Jobs That Let You See the World: Foreign Service Officer

Brianne Miers - May 11, 2016
Natalie at the Bifengxia Panda Reserve

Since my current job keeps me pretty rooted in one place, I recently interviewed a series of professionals in diverse careers whose jobs let them earn a living and see the world at the same time — the goal is to provide some information and inspiration to all the cubicle dwellers out there who are feeling restless.  My third interview is an extra-special one because it’s with my close friend, …

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