Thursday, November 24, 2011

New Travels

As always, I am in the search of an amazing trip to a foreign place. One of my life goals is to visit all 7 continents before I turn 50. Well, this upcoming summer I have the opportunity to visit TWO new continents: Africa & Asia. 

That's right, I'm traveling to South Africa (Stallenbosh, in particular) to study for 6 weeks! I get to participate in two service-learning courses (shout out to the Office of Service-Learning!) and I'll get to work with children in the creches (mini daycares) in the neighboring community of Kayamandi. Our group will visit several tourist attractions in South Africa, and we get to go on a SAFARI!!! in Botswana & we also get to visit Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe! I am beyond excited for this trip & I can't wait for May to get here so I'll be able to jump on a plane across the Atlantic once again!

My next trip (about 10 or 11 days after I return from South Africa) will be to the amazing country of Indonesia! I am now working with the organization CISV as an adult leader (yeah, I'm now considered an adult.. Which is terrifying!) for their Village program. I'll be accompanying four 11 year old children across the Pacific to Krakatau, Indonesia for 4 whole weeks. My delegates (2 boys and 2 girls) are amazing children and I cannot wait to watch them grow and encounter the world around them. I'll be posting updates as they come =)