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Volunteering

Nisha Bhanu

Posted on 14 December 2020 by GO Student Ambassadors

School of Dentistry International Summer Volunteering Placement Where did you go? I volunteered in Cambodia with the SAFE foundation. What motivated you to take up a Global Opportunity? I love […]

Katie Goddard

Posted on 15 January 2020 by GO Student Ambassadors

School of English, Communication and Philosophy Summer volunteering placement Where did you go? I volunteered with the SAFE Foundation charity in Cambodia What motivated you to take up a Global […]

Sienna Adderley

Posted on 15 January 2020 by GO Student Ambassadors

School of Journalism, Media and Culture Summer volunteering placement Where did you go? I volunteered in Fiji with the charity, Think Pacific. I volunteered in Verevere village in Ra province […]

Jeanne de Lagarcie

Posted on 15 January 2020 by GO Student Ambassadors

Cardiff Business School Summer volunteering placement Where did you go? I went to Fiji with Think Pacific to volunteer for a month, helping children with English literacy and numeracy on […]

Selecting a programme abroad

Selecting a programme abroad

Posted on 8 March 2018 by Kimberly Field

Hi everyone! I thought this would be a very important topic to discuss since it’s that time of the year when we start to think of our year abroad options […]

The Celtic culture: alive and passionate!

The Celtic culture: alive and passionate!

Posted on 12 October 2017 by Kimberly Field

Hello, my name is Kimberly, I study French and Spanish and have recently started the first half of my Year Abroad in Nantes! Before I write about my year abroad […]

The Final Week: さようなら日本

Posted on 16 August 2017 by Laura Davies

At long last, yet seemingly all too soon, the month-long Yamagata project is over and I am safely back in the UK, still a little jetlagged but otherwise no worse […]

“In Steve We Trust!”

Posted on 5 August 2017 by Katy Forrest

I mean, it was inevitable. We were going to encounter a not-so-nice critter at some point… just not all at once...  Day 5 If you’ve ever wondered if Ecuadorians like […]

Adventures in Yamagata: Part 3

Posted on 5 August 2017 by Laura Davies

At long last, here is part three of my adventures in Yamagata. My apologies for the delay - it's been a pretty busy week as usual. To pick up where […]

“It’s ok, don’t worry, he’s coming with his machete!”

Posted on 3 August 2017 by Katy Forrest

  “Today I’m leaving for the Amazon… I can’t read a map… I’m not particularly fond of flying… I’m going to the Amazon. What am I doing?” were my thoughts on the […]

Adventures in Yamagata: Part 1

Posted on 19 July 2017 by Laura Davies

The past week has proved busy but highly productive, not to mention enjoyable. Already it feels as if I have been in Yamagata forever, and I wouldn't mind if that […]

The Project Begins

Posted on 11 July 2017 by Laura Davies

I'm glad to say we made it to Yamagata with no problems despite the amount of luggage we hauled around with us. Yesterday we were given our induction and met […]

Two Days in Tokyo

Posted on 9 July 2017 by Laura Davies

Yesterday I arrived in Tokyo but was too tired to update after so much walking - my apologies for that. These past few days have been quite hectic but fun. […]

The Journey Begins

Posted on 6 July 2017 by Laura Davies

So here I am; the day has arrived and I'm off to the airport to start my adventures in Japan. The past few days have been filled with a never-ending […]

Health and Fitness – Trying my hardest to stay healthy in Spain

Posted on 28 December 2016 by Molly Timmons

This first half of my year abroad has been the best time of my life (so far!), but of course it has had its challenges. I've not experienced culture shock […]

Travelling Again

Posted on 10 July 2016 by Samantha Edgson

After reluctantly pulling myself out of bed, showering and having a minimal breakfast, all of us traipsed downstairs to anxiously weigh our luggage. I had over packed my hand luggage, […]

Travelling to the Kingdom of Thailand

Posted on 8 July 2016 by Samantha Edgson

What’s so great about getting up at 3.30 am on a Wednesday in June? No, it was not the fabulous sunrise. Nor was it baked beans on toast with a […]

Chris speaks to Student Blas about Volunteering in Africa

Chris speaks to Student Blas about Volunteering in Africa

Posted on 4 September 2014 by Christopher Beynon

Blas caught up with Chris Beynon, a final year Economics student who spent last summer volunteering in Burundi, a small country in central Africa with Tearfund as part of the […]