Browsing articles tagged with " gap year"

Looking for more than a year of travel for your gap year?


The fact that you’re reading this blog tells me you’re different from the rest. You want to explore, see the world, and carve an exciting path into the future. I went to the Queen’s Commerce program after high school, and despite it being an incredibly rigorous academic setting, I found my head somewhere else in the first two years. My grades were much lower than in high school, and I was didn’t have the same […]


My experiences volunteering as a teacher in Ghana – Solvai


“From the day we arrive on the planet, and blinking step into the sun, there’s more to see than can ever be seen, more to do than can ever be done… It’s the ciiiirlce of liiiife. And it moves us aaaallll…” I remember singing quietly along to my MP3 as the Boeing 767 dipped through the clouds and the orange-yellow ground came into view. Africa. I was absolutely terrified, fantastically excited, and completely overwhelmed. As […]


Why YOU should attend the Study and Go Abroad Fair – by Dani Carlucci


The Study and Go Abroad Fair is Canada’s largest international university and student travel expo, which takes place twice a year in Vancouver, Calgary, Ottawa, Toronto and Halifax. It’s an opportunity for Canadian students to meet with international universities and colleges who offer undergraduate, postgraduate, vocational and semester abroad programs. However, you can also visit the Travel Pavilion to learn about working, volunteering or doing an internship overseas. So whether you’re a student, or simply […]


Spring 2012 Study and Go Abroad Fair

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Did you make it to the fair?   What a great circuit!  We loved meeting all of you who made it out to Vancouver, Toronto and Montreal.  We had a great turnout and the universities really enjoyed meeting you. If you missed it .. don’t worry, you’ll have another opportunity this Fall!  The Fall circuit will be coming to the following cities: Vancouver – September 22, 2012 Calgary – September 23, 2012 Ottawa – September […]


A personal favourite – hiking the Otter Trail

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  Hiking is one of my passions, and I am happy to say that I have done a few of the ‘BIG’ ones in the past – the Fish River Canyon in Namibia (the second largest canyon in the world after the Grand Canyon), the Inca trail in Peru (which ends at MachuPichu .. spectacular!), trekking in Nepal etc.  However, one of my all-time favourites is the Otter Trail in South Africa. The Otter Trail […]


TOKYO – the world’s largest metropolis

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Originally founded as a small fishing village in 1457, Tokyo is now the largest metropolis in the world with almost 35m people .. but surprisingly enough, it just works!  It moves at a fast pace, with an almost obsessive energy and is a unique melting pot of old and new.  While the people embrace the latest fashion, technology and architecture – the city remains true to its roots.  Fashions come and go, cell phones and […]