Global Service Corps

Newsletter             Summer 2004        Issue 5

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As Mark Twain said, "Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didnít do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines, sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sail. Explore. Dream. Discover."

See the world ...serve and learn!

Our volunteers are doing just that.

Hello there from Global Service Corps...

This summer has been very busy for us. More people than ever before are joining our volunteer programs. In fact, we have had to add more sessions! Lucky for us, we have had the fortune of speaking and working with many of you.

Today find out more ways you can feed your soul and save money too on a volunteer vacation, long-term program, or internship. Learn more about two unique opportunities - working with Thai children in an orphanage and HIV/AIDS patients at a wat (monastery). Also, hear about our founder's presentations at leading International Conferences this summer and the upcoming Adventures in Travel Expo. Lastly, hear from the local Masaai people!

For more information on all our programs, please visit our website.

  Soul Food

With the summer "soul..stice" still lingering, consider a service-learning trip where you can feed your soul and spirit. Help others change their lives - and change your life too in ways you can not imagine!

More people - young and old alike - are volunteering in Thailand and Tanzania. So, catch the wave... Experience the joy in helping others, learning, making new global friends, and immersing yourself in a whole new way of life.


Upcoming Fall Programs

Sept 6-   Sustainable Agriculture
Sept 27- Health/HIV/AIDS
Oct 18-   Sustainable Agriculture
Nov 8-    Health/HIV/AIDS

Sept 3 - All projects and Internships
Oct 8 - All projects and Internships
Nov 6 - All projects and Internships


Whether you have two weeks, two months or more time, come join us. Our Tanzania and Thailand programs include health, education, sustainable agriculture, environment, Buddhist Immersion and HIV/AIDS projects.

If you want to sign up for any of the upcoming programs, contact us ASAP.

Tanzania Schedule

Thailand Schedule

Save Money Now!

New Group Discounts for 2 or More

Now you can save money when you bring family and friends. Travel with one or more people and enjoy 10% discounts off the trip fee. One person pays full price and everybody else gets 10% off the price of the program.

And, all fees for programs are tax-deductible whether you go with a group or solo!

For more information about our fees and schedules, please visit:

Tanzania Schedule

Thailand Schedule

Your discount will help you to save hundreds of dollars on your next trip!

GSC Presents at International Conferences

GSC founder, Rick Lathrop, is presenting GSC's effective efforts to combat HIV/AIDS in Africa - through education, prevention and immune enhancing nutrition - at two leading international health conferences this summer.

At the Global Health Conference in Washington DC last month, he spoke about GSC's HIV/AIDS volunteer, internship, and GSC Fellowship (GSC Fellowship) Fellowship programs. Interest in GSC's success with its volunteer and summer HIV/AIDS day camp and community education programs, and the use of GSC Fellows to teach about organic foods boosting immunity was strong: he spoke to a packed room. Read press release...

Tanzania Programs
GSC Fellowship

Next month Rick will travel to Thailand to the International HIV/AIDS Conference where he will again share information about the GSC ground-breaking GSC Fellowship Program.

Thailand Programs
GSC Fellowship

  Work with Thai Orphans

"Feeling that my actions were making a difference in the lives of children was an extraordinary experience... ...Returning home was probably the most difficult part of the journey."

Do you love children? As a volunteer you may work at the Suksasongkhraw Orphanage in Thailand. GSC volunteers assist teachers and students in teaching English. Given the nature of the school and students, Suksasongkhraw is unique - a truly rewarding and satisfying experience for those who have served.

Teaching the children provides countless opportunities for personal learning and growth. Read more...

Orphans in Thailand

Volunteers interested in HIV/AIDS may now work at a Thai Wat (monastery). The wat is well known for its unique and extremely successful approach to fighting the disease.

The Wat's Abbott has created a proprietary approach which combines a naturalistic and spiritual treatment with great success.

Come help patients combat the disease in a true Buddhist environment. Work with monks and enjoy a Buddhist immersion experience.


A patient at the Wat
Masaai Train Villagers

Two Masaai men report on their successes and challenges in educating Masaai villages about HIV/AIDS. These men went through a three week GSC HIV/AIDS training in the spring. They were sponsored by a past GSC volunteer with whom they bonded and kept in touch. Now they are spreading the word by reaching out to Masaai villages.

Hear the challenges they face, like walking 30-60 kilometres a day between villages and teaching men and women separately. And hear about their successes... Masaai first-hand Report (unedited).

Recently volunteers were excited to be invited by local Masaai to visit a Masaai village.

Masaai Men Dance

Adventures in Travel Expo

Adventures in Travel Expo is the most exciting, widely attended, highly rated travel and adventure show in the world. GSC is proud to announce that we will be staffing a booth at the San Francisco Bay Area Show which will be held at the San Mateo County Expo Center October 8-10, 2004. Shows will also be held in Chicago, New York City and Washington, D.C.

Watch for more details in coming newsletters, including the opportunity to purchase discounted tickets.

  Contact Us 

We welcome your input, comments and stories. Also, please feel free to forward this issue to friends and associates.

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To contact us:
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