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Study and Go Abroad Fair – starts this weekend!

Canada’s largest international university and student travel expo is back .. check out the schedule below to see when we are visiting a city near you: September 21, 2013 – TORONTO – Metro Toronto Convention Centre September 22, 2013 – OTTAWA – Ottawa Convention Centre  September 24, 2013 – HALIFAX – Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21 September 26, 2013 – VANCOUVER – Vancouver Convention Centre September 28, 2013 – CALGARY – BMO Centre, […]


Volunteering in Peru – a life-changing experience …

“Volunteering will change you in ways you never thought possible”, says Frank Hiebert, who has recently returned from a volunteering trip in Peru, organized by Developing World Connections.  Frank was part of a group of eight, ranging in age from mid 20s to over 60, based in Lima to carry out volunteer work on construction projects in the nearby slum areas. Frank’s accommodation was in a hostel-type hotel in Lima, and every day the group […]


Spring 2012 Study and Go Abroad Fair

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 […]


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 […]


Congratulations to our WINNERS

  Congratulations to the winners of our Grand Prize Draw: Moira Richards from Toronto wins the two-week Beaches and Reefs Contiki Holidays Trip in Australia! Sara McKinnon from Alberta wins the eight-week Travel CUTS volunteer trip to Tanzania, Africa. Julia Zu from Vancouver wins a return flight to Australia on Qantas Airlines. Youthink Contest: Congratulations to Adrianna Hansen of Alberta who wins the two-week volunteer trip in Guatemala, offered by Developing World Connections.  


Experience development and culture in the heart of India – Jennifer Vibert

If you are looking to expand your understanding of international development issues, gain some hands-on experience in development, and have a fantastic cultural learning experience, then consider participating in an internship with SOPAR/Bala Vikasa in Warangal, India. SOPAR, a Canadian company, and Bala Vikasa, an organization working on the ground in India, jointly focus on development in India with an aim of changing the lives of the poorest and most marginalized people. As an intern […]


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