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Volunteers Travel to Mysore: Monkeys, Bulls and Luminous Castles

If as a Leave UR Mark volunteer,  you ever need a break from the crazy city of Bangalore, go spend a weekend in Mysore. Mysore is actually called Mysuru and is located approximately 150 kilometres from Bangalore. Even though the bus or train ride will take you at least three hours, Mysore is easy to […]

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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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Leave UR Mark Volunteers go to Pondicherry: by Devika Ray

  Famous for its French colonial past and Auroville international community, Pondicherry is a cute coastal town located east of Bangalore, in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu.  Curious to see the French influence still present in the city and looking for a relaxing getaway, the Leave UR Mark volunteers decided to travel to Pondicherry, […]

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Autism in India: by Sven van Mourik

Unlike most interns working for Leave UR Mark, on her way to work, Renae gets to make use of Bangalore’s new, state-of-the-art metro system. It provides a stunning view over the developing city, operates a lot cleaner than the auto-rickshaws, and incidentally is quite silent as well, giving way to the perfect place to ask […]

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Teaching Healthcare to Street Children: by Sven van Mourik

Erin and Henry came to India together, having been friends for a long time, even though their motivations to work for Leave UR Mark were different. Erin made the long journey mostly because she wanted to do meaningful work in a developing country: “I’m studying nursing at the University of Akron, in Ohio. I came […]

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4 Day Trips Not To Miss While In Bangalore: by Sven van Mourik

While volunteering and interning abroad, it is important to treat every day like an adventure.  This is a list of 4 day trips that all Leave UR Mark participants should not miss on their off time from work! I – Mysore Chamundeshwari Temple Because of its splendid temples and sights, the area around Mysore easily […]

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