Meet Joy! Joy is an IDEAS Associate and Julliard-trained violinist who lives and works in Jordan. Learn more about her and her dream of bringing classical music to school children in The Sound of Music in Jordan.

1. Hi Joy! Tell us about yourself.

My name is Joy, I am from South Korea. I started studying the violin when I ...

Scott, our Asia Director, shares his insights on how to adjust to a new setting in our latest blog: Shake or Kiss? Questions to Help Understand a New Culture.

Meet Sheldon! Sheldon and his family reside in Thailand where he and his wife both work in healthcare. Their focus is on the Karen people of southern Burma and northern Thailand. Together, they are partnering with others to provide healthcare training to Karen students who desire to return to their village to provide healthcare to their ...

Scott returns again with an insightful post on Country Shock.

Traveling or living in a new country and culture can be exhilarating, full of fun and serendipitous experiences.  Meeting new people, eating new foods, experiencing new cultural ways of thinking will enliven your life.

But… meeting new people, eating new foods, and ...

Our favorite librarian is back to share about her latest insights from her work in Jordan. Enjoy Libby's words in Why Asking "Why" Is Important

Questions are important for a librarian. I want the people I'm helping to find answers to their questions, whether they are looking for simple facts like when Easter will be celebrated, or more ...

Katie, an IDEAS Associate and Leadership Coach, lives and works throughout North Africa helping to create thriving communities and increase longevity of expatriates working in the region. In this blog: Healthy Conflict at Work, Katie explores the importance of conflict and how to address it properly.

Scott, our Asia regional director, is writing for us again! Enjoy his two-part series on preparations for travel. Below is his first installment: 7 Steps of Travel Prep - Part 1.

This week, we want you to meet Tony! Along with his wife and two sons, Tony lives and works in Tunisia. Check out his insights into this beautiful and complex country:

Lauren, along with her husband and others, provides healthcare to trafficked victims in Thailand. Check out her thoughts below and how she sees grace in Thailand.

A few months ago we began our work in anti-human trafficking alongside a remarkable group of men and women who amaze me.

Meet Scott. He is our regional director for Asia and knows a thing or two about long flights!

Tips for thriving on long flights

Eight hours into my flight from Los Angeles to Singapore I realized that I still had TEN hours to go! Even though I was surrounded by 300 new “friends,” I was a bit worried about my mental ...