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Gap year programs | 5 no-go’s in volunteering abroad

Gap year programs | 5 no-go’s in volunteering abroad

It’s amazing how many people volunteer at unsustainable gap year programs abroad. Even after all the negative publicity about voluntourism, so many unsustainable projects are still running. We can put all the blame on the people behind the projects. But is that truly fair? Or do the volunteers have some responsibility as well? After all, they sign up for it.
Volunteering gives you the chance to live in a different country for some time, you can learn and experience and of course, explore. All of this can be an amazing experience if… it’s done right. And that starts with you!

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What is sustainable travel & 10 social tips to make your journey a great one!

What is sustainable travel & 10 social tips to make your journey a great one!

When you google how to travel in a more sustainable way you can find a lot of great tips like fly less, pack light and ecological and visit locally owned and eco-friendly places. In this blog, I am not going to repeat those great tips. I am giving you 10 tips on how you can do better while travelling, and I will make you a promise. When you use these 10 tips during your travels, your journey is going to be amazing!

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Interview with Dilo in Malawi

Interview with Dilo in Malawi

Why should I go on holiday to Malawi? Malawi is an extraordinary country, and I actually think that the word holiday does not fit so well. Personally, I prefer to talk about experiencing Malawi during a special trip. Because that's what it is, you don't visit Malawi,...

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Volunteering abroad | 3 tips on how to do some actual good

Volunteering abroad | 3 tips on how to do some actual good

Volunteering abroad is a unique opportunity, where you have the opportunity to gain new experiences and at the same time you can do a lot of good. You can work on social projects in developing countries, or on beautiful volunteering projects with animals. It's a win-win situation, it's good on your CV and who doesn't want to help poor people while enjoying tropical temperatures and beautiful nature? A wonderful way to spend your gap year, for example.
These types of phrases are often on the websites of volunteering providers abroad. But is all this correct? Is volunteering abroad really that useful and good for the locals or the animals on the projects?

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