As the festive season is upon us, the International Human Solidarity Day – created by the UN and celebrated each year on December 20th – is here to remind us that human solidarity is key to “celebrate our unity in diversity”. This year, world leaders have adopted Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) – an inclusive development […]

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Say no to the Disneylands of the humanitarian world : human beings are NOT tourist attractions! Popularised since the 1950s (and the apparition of paid holidays), constantly developing since the 1990s (with air transport and middle classes booming), tourism is now the third most powerful industry in the world. Every year, over 800 million people […]

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Throughout the past centuries, since slavery was officially abolished in many countries, a lot of progress has been achieved in the field of Human, Women’s and Children’s Rights. Unfortunately, today, slavery still exists in its many forms, all over the world. Human trafficking is said to generate about 32 billion dollars every year. The number […]

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The washing machine, a revolutionary invention since it was created in 1797, which most of us can’t live without… Millions of people around the world, however, do live without one, especially in developping countries ! While taking part in a volunteering mission abroad, you might not have access to this luxury either, temporarily. Hand washing […]

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When you’re about to go on a trip, the most pressing question is : “Have I forgotten anything?”.  Stéphanie, a volunteer with GlobAlong, shares with us her top 10 things to pack for a successful humanitarian mission : # 1 – Your travel documents Your passport or ID (still valid) A visa if necessary (some […]

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Taking part in a humanitarian mission abroad is not as common in France as it is in other countries around the world. The infamous gap year is a tradition which remains – unfortunately – an exception in the French-speaking world. A few months (or even a few weeks) could be enough to make an impact […]

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Dare to change your life, ladies ! Travelling solo for a humanitarian project abroad can be a big step for you to take, especially as a woman. You might be scared of the unknown, of danger, of feeling lonely… However volunteering abroad has become increasingly popular and a source of unforgettable experiences if you feel […]

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“Life is not about how many breathes you take, but about the moments that take your breath away.” – Alfred Hitchcock « This quote only made sense to me when I experienced it… ». Emmy, a block-release student working with Globalong, tells us about her experience… It was 8am. We had spent a week at […]

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GlobAlong, an organization specialised in language courses and humanitarian volunteering abroad since 2013, looks into the abuses of humanitarian volunteering abroad. Taking part in a humanitarian project in a developping country is a dream for many people who wish to be useful, provide help and, sometimes, professional skills to the locals (in the medical field, […]

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Over 500 millions Spanish-speakers on 4 continents, invaluable linguistic and cultural diversity : today is Spanish Language Day! Let’s celebrate! Ready to experience a human adventure in the world of hispanohablantes ? Yes, but which destination should you pick? GlobAlong offers language courses and humanitarian volunteering programs in Argentina, Bolivia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Spain, Guatemala, in […]

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