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Women's football team established by Volunteers with Pod

PoD volunteer placement in Ghana has just launched a ladies football team in rural tropical Africa with the help of volunteers. [ Read more... ]

Date added: Friday 16th May 2014

At Home with the Family-with Frontier

Homestays are becoming increasingly popular amongst travellers and overseas students alike. Maybe because they a cheaper option, but largely for how rewarding they can be. If youíre taking a year out, hereís why you might choose to spend some time in a homestay. [ Read more... ]

Date added: Friday 16th May 2014

Why Volunteers are Vital to Conservation Research Projects

When volunteers come out to conservation projects they like to get involved with surveys in the hope of seeing interesting animals. But volunteers donít always realise where the data they are helping to collect goes. [ Read more... ]

Date added: Tuesday 29th April 2014

Raleigh International Celebrates One Year in Tanzania

Working in 21 different communities across 8 regions, Raleigh International has built on strong relationships with local project partners, NGOs and other institutions to ensure their projects in Tanzania have a long term, sustainable impact. [ Read more... ]

Date added: Wednesday 26th March 2014

Raleigh Internationalís guide to making the most of your summer

Whether you are at school, university, in training, on a career break or simply have a bit of spare time on your hands this summer, choosing what to do with that time can be a struggle. Whatever your situation, we want to share some of the ways we believe you can make the most of your time off. [ Read more... ]

Date added: Wednesday 26th March 2014

When things dont quite go to planÖ.South Africa

Georgia Guerin's gap year programme did not go according to plan when one of her colleagues had an accident in South Africa. But the team rallied round, pooled their collective skills, supported their colleague physically and morally through out her stay in hospital and are delighted that she is making a good recovery. [ Read more... ]

Date added: Monday 17th March 2014

What Universities Really Think About Gap Years

Many students worry that universities donít look favourably upon gap years. Whilst this may have been true some time ago, these days, breaks from education are actually welcomed by institutions if approached in the right way. [ Read more... ]

Date added: Friday 14th March 2014

The Benefits of Taking a Gap Year

Gap years are fantastic. They are allow you to learn new skills, do something worthwhile, and have amazing experiences that you will remember forever. But many people donít consider taking one because they see it as wasted time. Thatís a huge shame, as experience has shown that gap years are never, ever that. [ Read more... ]

Date added: Friday 14th March 2014

How Taking a Gap Year Could Help you Achieve your Goals

Alexis Tomlin offers five reasons why a gap year can help you achieve your goals including the acquisition of skills and experiences that will enhance your employability. [ Read more... ]

Date added: Friday 14th March 2014

Making a splash in Belize

A volunteer researcher with Blue Ventures describes his time at their camp by the Bacalar Chico Marine Reserve on the north coast of Belize. [ Read more... ]

Date added: Thursday 5th December 2013