Incredible

by James Macon, a member of the SkillCorps® Czech Republic February 2019 team What is it like to sign up for Global Autism Project and commit to traveling abroad to a foreign country for 2 weeks while lending your behavior analytic skills to a burgeoning clinic?   In...

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Face your fears

by Jessica Milne, a member of the SkillCorps® Czech Republic February 2019 team When I decided to sign up for SkillCorp I didn’t really think about how traveling would affect my mental health. I knew I wanted to join because I love ABA and the work I do at Florida...

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ABA as a Foreign Language

by ,Catherine Russo a member of the SkillCorps® Czech Republic February 2019 team Learning, studying, and teaching applied behavior analysis can prove to be quite difficult. Studying is mandatory, learning specific definitions and phrases are crucial, and teaching ABA...

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AN INTERVIEW WITH A TRIP LEADER

DOMINICAN REPUBLIC by Sienna VanGelder, a member of the SkillCorps® Dominican Republic February 2019 team Brittney (the DR trip leader) and I sat down over some Café Santo Domingo to talk about SkillCorps, how it’s changed over the years, and how it changes you. Q:...

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There is a difference between arrival and entrance

by Ricky Price, a member of the SkillCorps® Kenya February 2019 team Today was the first day that I truly understood what the term ‘Culture Shock’ meant. To me it was a shock, not in a grotesque, disturbing manor that the word ’Shock’ may denote, but rather a beauty,...

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Embrace the adventure

by Sam Fowler, a member of the SkillCorps® India February 2019 team When I woke up Thursday morning for day 2 of orientation, I had no idea how much of an adventure the next 48 hours would be. There was almost 16 hours on a plane, almost 10 in a car, and only about 7...

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Appreciation

by Angela Walker, a member of the SkillCorps® Uganda October 2018 team Let me begin by saying that I appreciate you for taking the time to read this small passage outlining the biggest message that I took away from being in Entebbe, Uganda visiting the Amaanyi Center....

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Finding Flexibility

by Rebecca Pawlowski, a member of the SkillCorps® Netherlands October 2018 team   I originally applied to the Global Autism Project with the hopes of sharing my behavior analytic skills in a country where I can also expand on my Spanish speaking ability. I was...

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Leading My First Trip

By Sarah Glass, a member of the SkillCorps® Netherlands October 2018 team I’ve never considered myself to be a leader. Don’t get me wrong, I’ve always been a solid number two in most of my professional positions.  I also do not hide the fact that I have Attention...

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Communal Joy

by Kirstin Rodrigues, a member of the SkillCorps® Kenya October 2018 team Backstory: I’ve been to Kenya twice before, but never with SkillCorps, so I’m a little familiar with Kenyan culture. Part of the reason I took this trip was to see what autism in Kenya looked...

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Game Changer 

by Melissa Monti, a member of the SkillCorps® China-Nanchang October 2018 team   World travel is always a game changer for me. There's just something about packing up and heading out to another place far away from the familiar of the everyday. It always sends me to an...

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