Tag Archives: Philippines

GoAbroad Interview with Dominic Fusco, Content Intern

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Dominic Fusco in Rajasthan, India

A native of California, Dominic James Fusco graduated from UCLA in June this year, before embarking on a six week adventure through Europe and Asia. Rounding out his trip, Dominic has become GoAbroad’s newest Content Intern at our Asia Office, GAPLabs, Inc.

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A Hero in Our Midst: GoAbroad Profile with Elsa Thomasma

Feature - Tuesday, 8 July 2014 - 0 Comments

Elsa Thomasma in Tacloban City, Philippines

Volunteering, giving of our time freely, can easily sit on the back burner – the best of intentions getting left behind. They are brought to the forefront again when either inspiration or devastation reminds us.

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Thank YOU For Helping Raise More Than $150K For Relief Efforts!

Feature, News - Wednesday, 12 March 2014 - 1 Comment

Bowling For A Better World, GoAbroad Foundation

It’s been a little over four months since Typhoon Haiyan left a wake of devastation across portions of Southeast Asia, particularly in the Philippines, and there are no words to describe how grateful the GoAbroad team and the GoAbroad Foundation is for everyone who has been a part of the numerous relief efforts.

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Interview with Troy Peden: Tacloban Will Rise Again

Feature, GoAbroad Interview - Tuesday, 17 December 2013 - 0 Comments

Troy Peden and Family, Philippines

GoAbroad Founder, Troy Peden, his wife Mylene, and four of his children were all in Tacloban City at the time of Super Typhoon Haiyan. After the devastation, the question was never how could they get out, but how they could stay and help. His interview provides insight into why the storm caused the devastation it did, how the people prepared, and witnessing their resilient response.

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Typhoon Closes In On the Philippines: Natural Disasters in Developing Nations

Feature, News - Thursday, 7 November 2013 - 0 Comments

Tacloban City, Philippines

Typhoon Haiyan is being called one of the strongest tropical cyclones ever recorded and it is headed straight for the central islands of the Philippines, a developing country east of Vietnam in the South China Sea. Yolanda, as it is called there, has recently made contact with land on the…

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Five Amazing Universities You May Have Never Heard Of

Feature - Wednesday, 24 July 2013 - 0 Comments

Edge Hill University Hub

Study abroad advisors and field reps have the unique opportunity to visit more than their share of study abroad programs and locations. Even after seeing dozens and dozens of locations, these five were still able to leave a seasoned professional fantasizing about how amazing it might have been to have…

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International Romance: Valentine’s Day Around the World

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Bright Flowers

Now that you have gotten a taste of the unromantic options the world has to offer, let’s take a look at the more sentimental ways to celebrate love around globe. Believe it or not, Valentine’s Day was not created by greeting card and chocolate companies — it actually has deep…

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GoAbroad and the Dumpsite Children of the Philippines

Feature - Monday, 25 April 2011 - 0 Comments

Scavenging for plastics and other recyclable items at the city dump is a grim reality of life for many children in the Philippines. The children “work” at local dumps to supplement their parents’ meager earnings. On a good day, a child typically earns about US$.75, enough — perhaps — for the…

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Find Yourself in the Philippines!

Country - Wednesday, 9 February 2011 - 1 Comment

Philippines Map

Filipinos have to be some of the most friendly and welcoming people in the world. The Philippines are a group of islands in Southeast Asia. Because of its vast history and proximity to other countries, the Filipino culture is a unique mix of Chinese, Spanish, Japanese, and other countries.  …

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Loud, proud and passionate

Feature - Friday, 14 January 2011 - 1 Comment

Loud, proud and passionate

At Mobility International USA‘s Fifth International Women’s Institute on Leadership and Disability (WILD), disabled women from 43 countries celebrated their strength and solidarity, while generating plans to revolutionize the status of women with disabilities around the world in education, employment, HIV/AIDS, violence prevention, legal rights and political power. MIUSA’s goal…

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