Browsing articles tagged with " travel"
Jan
12
2012

Deciding to Volunteer Internationally – by Lindsay Seegmiller, Students Offering Support

There is a lot of speculation about the merits and benefits of international volunteering, and rightly so. This process of going abroad to help the less fortunate earns the volunteers no end of praise, well wishes and financial support from onlookers at home. However, an increasing amount of literature is arising that questions the inherent goodness of these experiences. Questions surface like, “What do you accomplish?”, “Who really benefits?”, and “What message is sent to […]

Jan
4
2012

Torres del Paine – more great hiking!

Surprisingly unspoilt, Torres del Paine is Chilean Patagonia  – and you can either get a bus there from Santiago (Chile), or from Argentina.  The regular buses from Calafate to the national park are super-busy in peak season – December to March – so book ahead.  We turned up at the bus station the night before to book tickets and both companies were full – both leave at 8am for Puerto Natales (just over the border […]

Nov
9
2011

Vegas .. where the parties never stop

Ticked this one off my bucket list last weekend, when I went to Vegas for the first time just to see what everyone is raving about!   We stayed at the Flamingo hotel, just because it’s a ‘classic’ – the first hotel on the strip and built by Bugsy Malone.  As a hotel, it’s nothing to write home about, but it’s in a great location, and has a great pool … and we weren’t expecting […]

Sep
5
2011

Attend the Study and Go Abroad Fair and Make your Dream Trip a Reality

If you’re in Ottawa, Toronto, Vancouver or Calgary and are considering going abroad either to study, travel, volunteer or work, you need to mark these dates in your calendar: Ottawa – September 29, 1pm – 6pm – Convention Centre Toronto – October 1 and 2, 1pm – 6pm – Metro Toronto Convention Centre Vancouver – October 4, 1pm – 6pm – Vancouver Convention Centre Calgary – October 5, 1pm – 6pm – Calgary Telus Convention […]

Jul
5
2011

Taking a semester off – for an internship in South Africa

Interview with Monica McMahen – by Shivani Mukerji For those of you who don’t know Monica, here’s a brief introduction … I’m a third year Commerce student at UBC from small town Williams Lake, British Columbia. I was lucky enough to grow up in an incredibly supportive community with fantastic parents who introduced me to travelling at an early age. I have always been interested in development work, and wanted to help countries in a […]

Jun
21
2011

One hot summer and two internships in India – Shivani Mukerji

Being an Indo-Canadian, I have visited India a number of times since I was born to see family but I’ve never stayed as long as 3 months, much less worked, in India. So spending a full 3 months away from Canada to work in India was definitely something I have never experienced before. How did I land my internships? The short answer is family connections. In third-world countries where fair hiring practices aren’t a priority […]

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