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6 Reasons to volunteer in Goa

Imagine going to the beach after a hard day at work. You would take off your shoes, jump into the ocean and end the day in one of the many beach shacks, enjoying some fresh seafood while watching the sunset. Sounds like a dream to you? Then we have good news: If you’re not a city person, Leave UR […]

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10 Ways to Impress your Colleagues during your Internship Abroad

The first day on your international internship can be slightly nerve-wracking to many of Leave UR Mark’s volunteers and interns.  Here is Leave UR Mark’s advice on how to easily have your new Indian boss and colleagues warm up to you and help you have an amazing cultural and learning experience while in the country. […]

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Intern Abroad with Water Issues in India

Renata is from Hungary and has been living in the US for the past 6 years, where she’s a student of economics and environmental studies. Passionate about environmental conservation, Renata was looking for a summer internship opportunity in India related to water issues. Through Leave UR Mark, she has embarked on an 8-week internship at […]

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Be the Change: By Sasha from Adelphi

    I began 2013 half way around the world in Bangalore, India; coincidentally the same country from which the sage Mahatmas Ghandi and his inspirational quotation originated. Through the intersession study abroad opportunity, Music and Dance in India, I was privileged to spend two weeks in India. In that time, I absorbed so much […]

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Teaching in India: by Sven van Mourik

Kara, studying Human development and Anthropology at Eckerd College in St. Petersburg, Florida, came to India out of a longstanding curiosity with the country: “I’m fascinated by how Indians combine the heritage of their culture with the tasks of modernity, and how they can maintain their identity while steadily growing into the role of a world […]

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Shopping and Nightlife for Leave UR Mark interns: by Natasha Gell

  The past couple of weeks myself and the Leave UR Mark interns have attempted to seek out a bit more of the Bangalorenight life and shopping. We’ve been invited to various parties and have visited a fair few bars, restaurants, and shopping districts. One of the biggest sighs of disappointments you’ll get from people when […]

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Microfinance and Film in India

Claire is a budding documentary filmmaker from Maryland who is putting her video journalism skills to good use through her volunteer placement in Bangalore, South India. Claire studied studio art with an emphasis on film in Saratoga Springs, New York. After college she decided that she wanted to work with a non-profit organization. Claire had […]

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Therapy & Special Education in India: by Sven van Mourik

In a southern neighborhood of Bangalore, Usha works at a non-profit organization that specializes in the rehabilitation of children with disabling physical and neurological challenges, and which has been employing Renae, Kara and Sarah, three interns from Leave UR Mark.  Sitting down behind her desk, Usha explains she initially got to work for the organization […]

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Education in India & the U.S.: by Sven van Mourik

A special education teacher at the Children’s Learning Center of United Cerebral Palsy in New York, Laurie has always dreamed of going to India: “I didn’t really financially have the means to take a gap year, which is becoming very popular in the States, so I was looking for a program to which I could commit […]

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Volunteering in India with Deaf Children: by Sven van Mourik

Majoring in religion at Wake Forest University in North Carolina, Sarah chose to spend her summer volunteering at a school for the deaf with Leave UR Mark. “The funny thing is, I never really planned to go to India: I was hoping to do research in Massachusetts, but nothing was panning out there. As I […]

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