Entries in gap year (159)

Friday
Sep072012

Project of the Week: Cambodia Teaching Projects

After a difficult political history Cambodia is still in need of volunteer aid in its education system. As a result, Into The Wild takes a look this week into why teaching is a great way to get to know a country and what Frontier’s Cambodia projects have to offer.

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Monday
Sep032012

Photo of the Week

This week's Photo of the Week comes courtesy of Frontier volunteer Emma Fisher who took this excellent photo whilst on Frontier's Namibia Wildlife Conservation & Sanctuary project. We'll be asking for your favourite volunteer Photo of the Week each month, so keep an eye out on the Frontier Official Facebook page where we're also running a wildlife photography competition atm :)

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Friday
Aug312012

How to Avoid Packing Nightmares

To some, packing is the exciting build up to your trip, for others it is nothing but a dreaded nightmare. Travelodge UK recently carried out a survey which revealed that 26% of people find packing stressful; so much so that at least this many people don’t actually pack for themselves, getting their partners or parents to do so instead.

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Wednesday
Aug292012

Volunteer of the Month (August): Trenah Stauffer - Fiji Healthcare

Congratulations to Trenah Stauffer, our August Volunteer of the Month. We asked our staff in Fiji to pick a stand-out volunteer who had gone above and beyond in their duties. Our Project Coordinator for Suva, Natasha Hope, chose Trenah for the award, a volunteer on Frontier's Fiji Healthcare Project.

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Tuesday
Aug282012

Volunteer Interview: Harry White - Tanzania Marine Conservation & Diving

Today we catch up with Harry White who spent a month on Frontier's Tanzania Marine Conservation & Diving project last month. Harry tells us about life on camp and why he chose this project...

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Friday
Aug242012

Making the Most of Eating Abroad

When it comes to travelling abroad for any significant amount of time, the food available is likely to be up there near the top of most people’s priorities. It will depend a lot on where you are travelling and how far off the beaten track you plan to venture. If you’re staying in tourist areas of countries which have embraced the Western world’s eating preferences then you’re likely to be able to find a few foods you recognise. This will mean however, missing out on arguably one of the best parts of travelling to new places – trying the local cuisine.

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Wednesday
Aug222012

World Humanitarian Day...Everyday

The United Nations’ World Humanitarian Day, which took place last Sunday 19th August, saw an incredible social media outreach campaign reach 1,132,204,110 people. The day, run by the UN, aims to recognise the courage of those who face adversity and put themselves at risk in order to help others.

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Tuesday
Aug212012

Project of the Week: Tanzania Savannah

Track some of Africa’s smaller wildlife, learn a multitude of surveying techniques, and get involved in an African bush community all on Frontier’s Tanzania Wildlife Tracking and Community Adventure.

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Friday
Aug172012

Q + A with Frontier's Tanzania Terrestrial Project Coordinator 

Today we speak to Adam Brown, Project Coordinator on Frontier's Tanzania Wildlife Tracking and Community Adventure project. He tells us what volunteers can expect from the project, what camp life is like and why it's a great place to spend some time abroad.

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Wednesday
Aug152012

7 Tips for Documenting Your Trip

Just booked yourself on a once-in-a-lifetime volunteering trip? Kerry Law, founder of responsible travel website Goodtrippers, shares some tips on the best ways to capture an experience that could be the start of a great blog, book or even travel career. And at the very least your memories will last longer than your suntan...

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Monday
Aug132012

Photo of the Week

We loved the incredible detail in this week's Photo of the Week. Charlene the chimpanzee was expertly photographed at the Jane Goodall sanctuary in South Africa by Amy Atherton (panGH). Be sure to check out her Flickr page for more excellent photos.

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Thursday
Aug092012

World Elephant Day This Sunday

This Sunday 12th August is the inaugural World Elephant Day, an international day dedicated to raising awareness for the preservation of both Asian and African elephant species.

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