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We Need an Alternative to Alternative Breaks

We Need an Alternative to Alternative Breaks

Shiva Darshan, Staff Writer
March 7, 2017
Filed under OPINION, TOP STORIES

Alternative Breaks are notable for sending undergraduate students all over the world to participate in volunteer activities. However, it's debatable if Alternative Breaks provides a glorified form of volunteer tourism or if the program actually benefits communities in need.

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Service Initiatives Abroad Offer NYU Students Chance to Make an Impact

Service Initiatives Abroad Offer NYU Students Chance to Make an Impact

Natasha Roy, Contributing Writer
September 30, 2016
Filed under NEWS, University News

NYU encourages students to serve their communities from the start of their university careers by offering many programs to provide students exactly what they are looking for when they search for service initiatives. Students are encouraged to make an impact in their immediate communities, but NYU a...

Youth should not be discouraged from international volunteering

Youth should not be discouraged from international volunteering

March 5, 2014
Filed under Exclude From Homepage List, OPINION

                In a blog post that recently went viral, writer Pippa Biddle argues that international service trips carried out by young participants are detrimental to the host communities. Biddle said that these service trips were inadequate because youth volunteers usuall...

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