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Go where the challenge takes you

Embrace it, embrace everything about it. Go in with an open mind ready for an adventure, because true to its name, Challenges Abroad was. With no expectations you’re open to experiencing everything this amazing country has to offer. From the food to the life style, this...

There’s something magical about Peru

I chose the right weekend to arrive in Peru which was spent in the beautiful Cusco, thriving with the ´Day of Cusco´. The plaza was alive with dancing, locals and tourists alike crowded to watch the spectacle, a perfect introduction to the colour and vibrancy of Peru. We then...

Culture Shock!

Hi there! My name’s Sarah, I’m a Volunteer Mentor and Program Coordinator (VMPC) at FutureSense Cambodia. Coming to sunny Cambodia from cold and rainy England was exhilarating in so many ways but that’s not to say it didn’t come with its own set of challenges, including the...

Elephants and Hill-Tribes!

On May 12th 2016, I left Scotland for what was going to be the most amazing, life changing experience. Travelling from Edinburgh to Thailand, I was full of excitement and nerves, slightly unsure what to expect, as I had never travelled to Asia before. Upon arrival, my volunteer...

Growing in Thailand

Volunteering in Northern Thailand had opened my eyes to a world of new possibilities. Upon leaving Thailand I knew that the changes, we as a group, had made would go on to improve someone’s way of life and make learning a more enjoyable, interactive experience for the local...

Teachers Day

I am constantly in awe and surprised by the different cultural traditions that take place throughout the year in Thailand. Recently, I was able to participate in Wai Khru, which is better known as Teacher’s Appreciation Day. Teacher’s Appreciation Day dates back to...

I made it to Doi Saket, Thailand!

Although it has been over a year since I have been in this hospitable community, it feels just like I never left. To give you a little background about myself, my name is Kimberlee Preish, I’m 22, and I’m from Southern California. I first ventured to Doi Saket when I signed up as...

Hiking with Llamas

The Challenges Abroad team in Peru got in contact with a tourist guide that do tours with llamas. We thought it would be great for our students in Huayllabamba to know more about this animal considering that is a typical animal from this region. We met with our students and...

A stormy lesson in Battambang

The other day at the school I teach at- CAD3 in Battambang, Cambodia- I became aware of the problem of having such an open aired classroom in Cambodia. Not long after I started my lesson for the day the Cambodian teacher, Teacher Marie, started looking nervous and jumping-...

Building a playground in Cambodia

We’re going to build a playground! This was one of the tasks my Challenges Abroad Teams had this summer. It was one of the construction projects we were undertaking in addition to teaching English at a government school. The school has very minimal funds to work with throughout...
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