Browsing articles in "Travel for fun"
Apr
28
2011

If you educate a boy, you educate an individual; educate a girl and you educate a community!

  Greg Mortensen’s philosophy is not complicated.  He believes quite sincerely that the conflict in Afghanistan will not be won with guns and air strikes, but with books and pencils.  The future of the country depends on educating the children, especially the girls.  Despite threats from the Taliban and other extremists, Greg, with a small team of dedicated staff,  is building schools in the most remote and war-torn areas of the country.  He believes in […]

Apr
1
2011

London on a budget!

OK, so you’ve arrived in London to study .. or to work, visit .. what next?   Where to go .. what to do … ??  If you’re here to study – relax, you have time!  Take it easy, explore the city at your leisure.  If you are here for a two week holiday then start planning to see as much as possible of this impressive city in your limited time.  Hit the ground running!! […]

Mar
27
2011

Schools from Canada join the quest to find 100 people to represent our world

Scientists say that we will welcome our 7th billionth person into the world sometime this year, and by 2045 the UN is predicting that our population could reach a whopping 9 billion! How does this ever-expanding world look? Who are we?  And, most importantly .. what can we learn from each other?  What if we could find 100 people to represent the other 6.7 billion of us? Inspired by the powerful statistics below, this question […]

Mar
17
2011

St Patrick was a Scot .. or was he?

Despite the three-year recession and debt crisis, today more than 500,000 people packed the heart of Dublin for their annual St Patrick’s day parade.   Thousands of similar parades are taking place around the world – this is the day that everyone’s Irish!  In Vancouver, we have our own parade (on a smaller scale) this weekend. However, what do we know about St Patrick, one of the world’s most loved saints? Well .. contrary to popular belief, St Patrick was actually […]

Mar
10
2011

Adventure Travel Trip Winners – Study and Go Abroad Fair

Congratulations to the Winners of the Grand Prize Draws!!  All visitors at the fairs in Vancouver, Montreal and Toronto were entered into a Grand Prize Draw.  The lucky prizewinners were: Corey Whelan – winner of the 2-week Environmental Awareness Project volunteer trip to Nicaragua, offered by Travel CUTS. Joanne Napolitano – winner of the 4-week Thai Adventure trip, offered by Real Gap Experience Wendy Chow wins a $250 voucher towards a Greenheart Travel Program (work/ […]

Mar
2
2011

Study and Go Abroad Spring Fairs Start This Week

Spring fairs showcase international opportunities Written by Ryan Leclaire, STUDYmagazine.com Share These fairs offer you an ideal opportunity to explore your options. In your quest for the dream job, your journey could take you overseas, whether you want to be a physician or a musician. This week a series of Study and Go Abroad Spring fairs will be rolling out across Canada, with stops in Vancouver, Montréal and Toronto. These fairs offer you an ideal opportunity […]

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