Globe Aware develops short-term volunteer programs in international environments that encourage people to immerse themselves in a unique way of giving back. Every activity is intended to accomplish one of two things: promote cultural awareness and/or promote sustainability. The concept of cultural awareness means to recognize and appreciate the real beauties and real challenges of a culture, but not to change it. The concept of sustainability is to help others stand on their own two feet; to teach skills rather than reliance. Chosen projects meet several key criteria: safe, culturally interesting, genuinely beneficial to a needy community, and involve significant interaction with the host community. www.globeaware.com
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