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Raul Roman is the co-founder of UBELONG, a leading international volunteering and learning organization headquartered in Washington, DC. He's a bit of a renaissance man: entrepreneur, innovation laborer, social scientist, adventurer, educator. At UBELONG, Raul works with different teams to create innovative responsible travel programs that have received worldwide media attention. Before UBELONG, he developed a distinguished career serving different United Nations agencies and other major international organizations, governments, corporations and non-profits in more than 25 countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America. Raul earned a Ph.D. in international development at Cornell. On Monday nights, he teaches at the School of Advanced International Studies at Johns Hopkins in DC, where he's a member of its world-class faculty since 2008.

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The Side of Mexican Immigration That You Need to See

(141) Comments | Posted October 22, 2015 | 3:59 PM

I co-founded UBELONG in 2009 with my friend Cedric Hodgeman to empower ordinary citizens through high-impact international volunteering and learning opportunities.

In November 2014, we did something really special: a UBELONG Expedition titled Mexico: Immigration Through the Lens, a 10-day trip to help humanize the immigration debate...

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Five Things Social Entrepreneurs Should Talk About

(3) Comments | Posted May 22, 2013 | 6:12 PM

Much is written about social entrepreneurship. While lots of great information is available, there are also many myths about being a social entrepreneur.

In 2008, we started our own social enterprise, UBELONG. We were two college friends in a basement studio in Washington, D.C. We had little money and no...

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