Gabe Topping of Belmont traveled to the Dominican Republic to perform community service, while Becky McDougal of Sharon went to Guadeloupe.

Students do good, look good abroad

But some colleges question motives

By Alison Lobron
Globe Correspondent / June 22, 2006

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When Becky McDougal , 17, traveled to Guadeloupe last summer to build homes for impoverished families, most of her inspiration came from the desire to help others, but some of it came in the mail. During her sophomore year, the Sharon High School student had received dozens of ads for exotic summer volunteer programs promising her both a life-changing experience ... (Full article: 977 words)

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