Before India, I seriously doubted that I could do anything completely independently without help from my family. Now, I have found my independence, and I realize that the only person who knows what is best for you is you. Going against social norms and into the unknown is difficult, but this experience has given me more insight into myself and the world around me then a lifetime of work in the United States could have ever done.
Today’s post is an introduction to our newest Partner: the Foundation for Sustainable Development (FSD). FSD achieves community-driven goals through asset-based development and international exchange, including helping people of all ages through their first international volunteering experience. The author, Jason Lum, is a former participant of FSD. He is a graduate to MIT, Harvard and Berkeley, and …
Humility in leadership goes a long way ~ Parents may be guilty of more harm than good when posting their kids all over the internet ~ Soylent may sound like a good idea, but it tastes bad—and its implications for society are worse ~ Hashtag activism has its proponents and detractors, its positives and negatives—Everyday Ambassador takes on both sides
Today’s post comes from Pavel Reppo, the co-founder and managing partner of EA’s newest partner organization called The Wayfaring Band.
We all need to see more accurately the situations we encounter and our impact on our hosts. I agree with many criticisms of self-righteous voluntourism and would probably take them even further, but I can’t understand the usefulness of equally self-righteous opinions that impair rather than incite a student’s desire to learn some humility and broaden his or her global horizon.
Figuring out how to “change the world” is never a simple matter. Here on Everyday Ambassador, we dive deeply into this quest by showcasing the stories and experiences of individuals who venture out into the world with a desire to be of service and to create positive change. As they build bridges between cultures and …
Today’s post come from Maddy Lisaius, a Global Citizen Year fellow passionate about environmental conservation and human rights. Maddy is spending her gap year in Ecuador.