January is the perfect time for change. With a whole year ahead, now is the opportunity to plan a fresh start. Whether you’re looking to develop your skills, enhance your job prospects or simply have a once in a life time adventure, travel ticks all these boxes.

 

Life lessons in the real world

Travel and personal development go hand in hand, so if you’re looking to enhance your skills and do good, volunteering whilst travelling is a great way of achieving this.

Arguably one of the best things about travelling is the people you meet: learning how to relate to others, communicate with people of different cultures (and quite often different languages) and navigate new environments are valuable life skills you can master whilst volunteering abroad this year.

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Stand out from the crowd and improve your opportunities

Volunteering on your travels undoubtedly bring out the best in everyone and provides you with a real range of skills that will come into use throughout your future career or time at university or college.

Your time spent working on volunteer projects shows you have drive and initiative, it teaches you to communicate well and work as a team and proves your ability to make decisions and solve problems.

 

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It’s also worth bearing in mind what your travel experience says to future employers and demonstrates how you can stand out from the crowd. A gap year or semester spent working on conservation initiatives or helping to build classrooms in rural villages will be viewed a lot more favourably than a party holiday on the beach.

Whether you’re choosing to travel as part of a gap year or semester or taking a career break, volunteering overseas can breathe new life into your CV, and gives you some awesome experiences that set you apart from other applicants in the pile.

 

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New Year, New You, New Adventure

Get ready to do something amazing this year and start planning your incredible adventure today.

Whether you fancy helping to develop community infrastructure whilst living with rural communities in Kenya, working on sustainable habitat restoration projects in Asia or improving education opportunities through school building in South America – there’s a world of opportunities waiting for you.

Whichever destination you choose, you’ll gain an unbeatable cultural experience and contribute to ethical and sustainable projects that will create huge impact and transform lives, including your own.

 

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Request a brochure today to see how travel can make 2018 your best year yet.

 

We’re freezing our prices this month – get in touch today to start planning your travel adventure before our price increase on 1st February.