Monthly Archives: July 2011

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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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