Helene and I have left Gram Vikas. Our departure takes place exactly four months after we arrived, wide-eyed, on Gram Vikas’ lush campus at the beginning of winter. I won’t lie: we had hopes of staying here one year, so ...Read More »
What is International Development?
When we read about humanitarian crises such as famine in Somalia, or floods in New Orleans, a few words often sum them up: “We could have prevented this.” That’s what international development is about. It’s a peacetime effort to build peace and ...Read More »
We’re Moving to India!
I thought it’d take longer than this. When Helene and I began working on this blog, we envisioned it as a chronicle of our efforts to enter the international development sector. I felt that there would be weeks, perhaps months ...Read More »
The Road Begins Again!
In 1996, Helene left Montreal to teach English in South Korea. This experience left a deep impression on her, and she’s been hooked on travel—and teaching—ever since. In 2003, driven by our mutual desire to live abroad, we both quit ...Read More »