Think Globally, Drink Locally: Seattle University GLB Wine Tasting Event

The Seattle University School of Law is the first law school in America to establish a Global Law Brigades chapter on its campus.  This March, the school will send seven law students, one faculty member, and her husband to Panama for a week to engage a rural village in legal empowerment work.  Since obtaining recognition […]

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Join the Conversation: Impact

To join the discussion, click on “Leave a Comment” at the bottom of the post. Global Brigades has created an unique opportunity for volunteers to impact the lives of others as well as their own lives. There are many moments and experiences that can impact and change your life, even help you to become who […]

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Student Profile: Kristin Kalita

KRISTIN KALITA Dedication to Sustainable Education Submitted by Tom Hutch, 01/27/2010 Prior to January 2010, Loyola University Chicago had organized three medical brigades to Honduras. For their next trip, they decided to become even more invested in the long-term effects of their presence in the communities they serve.  When brigader Kristin Kalita heard about the […]

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The Inaugural Fellowship: Redefining Possibilities

The Inaugural Fellowship: Redefining Possibilities Carter Neugarten, 01/13/2010 Global Brigades (GB) has redefined the possibilities available to students.  In an international social movement, students are uniting on university campuses around the world to travel to the homes, schools, and workplaces of Latin Americans to provide sustainable services and lead major development projects. This past fall, […]

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New Video – Global Brigades U.K

This is what GMB is all about… [kml_flashembed movie=”http://www.youtube.com/v/pkUX-Z76lII” width=”425″ height=”344″ allowfullscreen=”true” fvars=”fs=1″ /]

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New Global Medical Brigades video by NYU Brigader, Dan Bradley

Dan Bradley came on a medical brigade with New York University this August, and shot a short informational video to show what GMB is all about… (Also make sure to check out NYU’s Global Brigades Blog: www.nyubrigades.org) [kml_flashembed movie=”http://www.youtube.com/v/xr11_KPFx7I” width=”425″ height=”344″ allowfullscreen=”true” fvars=”fs=1″ /]

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Peterborough Medical Brigade – Sad Farewell to Dr. Hardy Friesen

Global Brigades partner, Friends of Honduran Children (FoCH) is a thriving non-profit organization based in Peterborough, Ontario in Canada that annually organizes three Medical Brigades.  In the last eight years, Dr. Hardy Friesen has been instrumental with the development of FoHC Medical Brigades. Under his direction, FoHC Medical Brigades provided $1 million worth of medicine […]

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Not your typical 9 to 5…

How many 20-somethings wake up every morning actually looking forward to work? Judging from the constant grumbling coming from my former classmates a few months into their lives in the “real world”, not many. They have to wake up before sunrise, dressing themselves in the uncomfortable attire that is “business professional”, cramming into hot and […]

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My First Medical Brigade: A Canadian Story – by Paul Jones

Paul Jones is a 2nd year medical student at McMaster University who recently joined the founding Board of Global Brigades Canada. He brings his experience from Medical Brigades with Friends of Honduran Children as well as his social entrepreneurship experience with Students Offering Support to Global Brigades. Our journey began at 1 am on a […]

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Young Panamanians Talk About Life Outside the City

Panama has been characterized by some, including its own citizens, as a third world country.  Others, especially within the academic circle, have characterized such countries as “developing”.  Nonetheless, what makes Panama unique is the financial,and often times cultural, divide between its citizens and residents.  Panama City can easily be mistaken for Miami—with its residential ocean […]

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