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Volunteer Abroad in India : 5 Things You Should Know

Volunteering abroad is often considered a meaningful and life-changing experience for many people who have direct contact with the community in which they work. Volunteering in India with Leave UR Mark can certainly be something that helps you focus your skills on those that need it most. However, it is important to keep a few […]

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LUM Volunteers visit the forests of Coorg

  Coorg is one of the most beautiful regions of India and a popular destination for travelers, who come to enjoy the area’s lush green hills, teak forests and waterfalls. Located south-west of Bangalore, Coorg is an easily accessible destination for Leave UR Mark interns and makes for a pleasant weekend trip out of town. The […]

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Managing Your Expectations of India

  A vast and diverse country full of contrasts, India is like nothing you’ve ever seen before. A sensory overload, a functioning chaos…out here, there is never a dull moment. People come to India from all over the world; some seeking spirituality, some seeking adventure. Some just come to experience life in a foreign land. But […]

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Fund Your Volunteer Internship Abroad: Start Today

At Leave UR Mark, many of our participants are students and recent graduates who are often already in debt through university payments, low-income jobs, or unemployment.  Interning/Volunteering abroad should not be an experience that is only accessible to those with a lot of disposable income.  We highly encourages students and travelers to not let finances […]

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Indian Entrepreneur Gives Advice on Interning Abroad: by Sven van Mourik

Co-founder and entrepreneur, Raj is in charge of a growing marketing and event management company in Bangalore. With an office alive with a group of young men and women behind their computers, Mr. Hansoge’s company is a striking example of an enterprise trying to make it in Bangalore’s rising business sector. Looking out over the […]

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What to Pack for India

As India is such a varied country, the packing essentials will vary from place to place. Here are some tips for Southern India (specifically Bangalore and Mumbai) that you should keep in mind while packing. What to Pack for Your Trip to India What to NOT pack: Hair dryers and Curling Irons for the ladies: They […]

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5 Books You Should Read Before Going To India

If you are the type of traveler that needs to prepare and plan your next destination months in advance, this post is for you!  Reading books (Lonely Planet and other travel guides don’t count) on the country you are traveling to can be an excellent way to get you hyped up for your upcoming trip….and […]

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Why must I pay to volunteer or intern abroad?

Question: Why should I pay your organization to volunteer or intern in India?  I am devoting my time, energy, and skills to help the people of India.  I don’t feel right about paying to do this and would like housing and other expenses paid for.   Leave UR Mark gets this question a lot regarding the […]

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