Mission Volunteering: A Holy Purpose?

Mission Volunteering: A Holy Purpose?

This post is the first in a series of guest article by Learning Service intern Madison Wilson, who spent her final year at high school researching voluntourism. Researching the history of voluntourism was like a black hole I suddenly found myself lost in. I had just...
Resetting Experiential Education

Resetting Experiential Education

This is a guest post by Learning Service intern Julia Green, on how her experiences of experiential education spurred her to co-found the Travel Reset Movement. At the time the pandemic hit, my entire life revolved around experiential education. At that time I was...
Experiential Education: The Good, the Bad & the Ugly

Experiential Education: The Good, the Bad & the Ugly

This is a guest post by Learning Service intern Julia Green, on her experiences of experiential education. Sitting on our homestay’s rooftop, gazing up at the towering snow-covered peaks, as the sun set over the Himalayas. It seems as though nothing could make this...
Volunteering, a No-Assumptions Approach

Volunteering, a No-Assumptions Approach

This is a guest post written by Mandeep Kaur, about what it means to approach a problem with no assumptions. We are all guilty of assuming that a certain community needs a certain kind of help. We look at homeless people and assume that we need to build them homes,...
Slow Travel: The Future of Sustainable Tourism?

Slow Travel: The Future of Sustainable Tourism?

This is a guest post by current gap year traveler Ella Clute. It forms part of our blog series “A New Age of Travel: How to Navigate Travel in a Changing World” which supports our #TravelReset movement. Slow travel is a more thoughtful and ethically-aware way to...
Mental Health and Traveling During a Pandemic

Mental Health and Traveling During a Pandemic

This is a guest post by current gap year traveler Ella Clute. It forms part of our blog series “A New Age of Travel: How to Navigate Travel in a Changing World” which supports our #TravelReset movement. These times of chaos and uncertainty have made us more aware than...