Are you in the moment or just bragging about it?
Every summer, students find their way around the world on unique traveling opportunities in developing countries, but who actually benefits from volunteering abroad?
Insights on travelling alone in India
Graduate students will vote on PAWS Feb. 28 to decide whether or not they will finally get a universal bus pass, or U-Pass. The referendum comes after a petition with over 500 signatures was brought to the GSA in September expressing their interest in a U-Pass similar to the one currently provided for undergraduates.
Travelling to Cuba is a lot like going back to the 1960s. Time seems to have stalled in this era, as seen in the bright paint jobs and classic builds of the cars on the street. Even the prices seem from a previous decade. A 26-ounce bottle of white Havana Club Rum costs 3.80 Cuban pesos,
I woke up in Lima, Peru on Christmas Eve and knew little more than five Spanish phrases — most of which were incomprehensible because of my shabby pronunciation. The following morning, however, I became a bit more optimistic. I downloaded a translation application for my iPhone and knew that this would help me become fluent
Volunteer Eco Students Abroad is an organization that brings together young people to create real and lasting change in indigenous village communities. This summer, I traveled to KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa with 35 other Canadians to take part in the very first VESA Africa group.
This summer, rather than whiling away my summer vacation scrounging for jobs in the ever-dismal Saskatoon job market, I packed away all my worldly belongings, stowed them at a friend's house and set the course north to Dawson City, Yukon.
The humid climate of South Africa was ideal. Each day I could safely abandon my moisturizing creams and lip chap as I frolicked in the densely saturated air.
I started my study abroad experience in a sleepy little town in northern Norway. I chose this place rather by accident and it turned out better than I could have possibly imagined.