Mindset. A Travel Tip No One Tells You About.

By Nikki Siangio Change is going to happen. I’m sure every trip has experienced that but personally, #SkillCorpsOctober2019 has definitely felt it. In orientation for SkillCorps, we talk about a quote that says traveling to a country shouldn’t be about them making us...

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Stop, collaborate, and listen

By: Brittany Gramata Prior to coming to the Dominican I believed that I was going to help build upon and develop ABA companies in countries with less opportunities than we experience in the United States. Upon our arrival I quickly realized that many of the therapists...

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Unforgettable experience!

By: Taina Toussaint I was chosen for team Nigeria which happened to be my first choice!   My trip to Nigeria was an incredible, fulfilling experience! I got to travel with an amazing SkillCorps team. The staff members at the Zeebah Foundation were wonderful,...

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Kindness Wins

By: Julia Robertson Before coming to Nigeria, I was afraid. I have traveled to Latin America, Europe and the Middle East, but never to a place that felt quite as dangerous and foreign as Abuja, Nigeria. I knew it would be worth it to push through the fear, and I’m so...

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When I came to Kenya

By: Deanna Guzman I came to Kenya with a world of assumptions. Africa is underdeveloped, she is a country of the impoverished and poor. I came to Kenya with the assumptions of a privileged American. “I will change their world and for that I am proud” “The people of...

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Tin-Man Travels to the Dominican Republic

By: Christopher Smith  Background on heart condition  I was born with what is known as a Critical Congenital Heart Disease (CCHD) The CDC defines a CCHD as a heart condition which will require surgery within the first year of life. Throughout my life, I have had my...

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Expectations. Passion. Hunger. Growth.

Expectations. If you were to ask me what I thought I was going to experience in Kenya, compared to what I actually experienced here... they would be completely different. Honestly, I am not even sure I can put into words what I was thinking before I came here now that...

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All the letters…just do it

By: Tailyr McAlpin "The strength of the team is each individual member. The strength of each member is the team." – Phil JacksonThis quote by Phil Jackson helps me reflect on this journey that is SkillCorps. I remember when applying to travel and thinking,...

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Teachers Can Learn Too

By: Lacey DeSalles While in Nigeria I had the opportunity to observe ABA being implemented within a school setting. I was blown away by the enthusiasm towards outside providers coming into the school to support students as this is not something that happens often in...

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I fall more in love with this country

By: Kaitlyn Joines As my time in Indonesia continues, I fall more in love with this country! The first week at the center was awesome and bonding with the staff was definitely my favorite part. They were so excited for us to go on our excursion and gave us a lot of...

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