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Volunteering after undergrad program

  1. Mar 20, 2008 #1
    As I have been rolling though the options of what to do after undergrad I have been more and more looking for ways to take a year or two off from actual hard core school work. One of the ideas that has been proposed to me time and time again is volunteer or work for a non-profit organization for a year or two.

    My question, is their many types to offer teaching at least high school level math/science? I do not have to teach I just think it would be nice to look at all the simple things again, but any sort of work would be fine. Also I am open to going abroad or staying in the states it does not matter to me. I have been to many parts of Europe and Asia and have loved every min of it.

    Any advice is greatly appreciated!
    Thank you very much!
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  3. Mar 20, 2008 #2
    Look into Peace Corps for doing work Abroad and Americorps or Teach for America for work in the states.
    Both need teachers, Peace Corps would have you teaching English but they may also need help with math/sci though you would maybe need to be in a country that speaks English to be able to teach math and science? I don't know your level of ability in foreign languages

    PC will defer student loans and reduce Perkins loans. They also give you around $6000 to adjust back to life in the US after working abroad for a year or 2.
  4. Mar 21, 2008 #3
    You can do volunteer work while you study, why not? It doesn't have to be hectic all out, maybe 2/3 times a week for a few hours.
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