Browsing articles from "October, 2012"
Oct
4
2012

Grand Draw Prize winner from Fall 2011 – Trip Down Under

Julia Zu attended the Fall 2011 Study and Go Abroad Fair and was the lucky prize winner of the Qantas flight to Australia.  Read on to find out more about her trip. Shortly after the Fall 2011 Study and Go Abroad Fair, I received an email to say that I had won a flight to Australia.  I could not believe my luck! (The biggest thing I have ever won in my life was probably $10 from a […]

Oct
4
2012

The upside of overseas volunteering – Lindsay Seegmiller, Director of International Outreach for Students Offering Support (SOS)

The Toronto Star published an editorial on January 4th entitled “The downside of overseas volunteering”. It raises great concerns about the transiency and true benefits of international volunteering. I agree with the criticisms whole-heartedly; however, this likely sounds hypocritical given that I lead the International Outreach arm of SOS, which has roots in two-week volunteer trips to build schools. So. How do I sleep at night (or, at least reconcile that hypocrisy)? I use my […]

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