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Why Study Abroad?

Why Study Abroad?

Many people still think of studying abroad as something extravagant and, as a result, unnecessary. You might think, ‘Of course studying abroad is great, we’d all choose it if we could, but is it really worth it?’ ‘Can’t I just get the same education locally at home?’...

‘A hundred years from now, it will not matter what my bank account was, the sort of house I lived in, or the kind of car I drove…but the world may be different because I was important in the life of a child.’  FOREST E. WITCRAFT

‘A hundred years from now, it will not matter what my bank account was, the sort of house I lived in, or the kind of car I drove…but the world may be different because I was important in the life of a child.’ FOREST E. WITCRAFT

Back in the summer of 2013, my life changed when I decided to volunteer abroad for the first time. I was an unhappy and unfulfilled first-year University student who had contemplated dropping out on a near-daily basis. With Summer holidays just around the corner, I...

My adventures in Laos- Episode 1

My adventures in Laos- Episode 1

Well, where and how to start?  Probably the best thing is to give you a bit of background information about the project on which I’ll be working for the next four weeks. It’s run under the auspices of GVI, a global organisation which operates projects in many...

The passing of the Baton

The passing of the Baton

One of the best things about this project is meeting other volunteers from all over the world. Within the last two weeks alone I’ve come to know so many extraordinary people. At least once a day we are all sat at Base, socializing in our down time or listening to the...