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?’...
At home we have the luxury of having anything we want with a snap of our fingers. Here on base, we live off of the necessities. Say goodbye to warm relaxing showers, clean clothes, wifi internet and in my case breakfast smoothies. In the first few days, life on base...
If you aren't lucky enough to be taking a gap year this year, the summer months can be a great time to volunteer to make a difference in the world. Not only do you have about two months off school, but the weather is great, which means you can use the time to do good...
We’re all looking for our place in the world — the unique way in which our specific strengths can contribute to making a difference. While you’re never too old to connect to a cause and project you’re passionate about, most people will tell you, it’s better to start...
Bula (Hello) from Caqalai island in Fiji, South Pacific. Well what can I say, this is a change of pace. The Fijian people are so friendly, I have never had so many people come up to me to ask my name and shake my hand. The country is stunning and our island, Caqalai,...
‘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...
The magnificent continent of Africa is home to over 50 countries and innumerable diverse cultures speaking more than a thousand and a half distinct languages. Known as the ‘Cradle of Humankind’, many believe the secret of human origin lies hidden beneath its soils....
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...
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...
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