A year of travelling with purpose is a great way to get out of a work rut. Expert Susan Griffith offers tips to help you prepare for taking time off from your everyday life.
An exchange programme gives kids from Nairobi's slums and Maasai children a chance to teach each other about the different ways of life within their own country.
Former development studies student and District Six Records founder, Dave Guenette, has introduced North America to some of Africa's hottest musicians. It's not about charity: it's about music.
A youth project on the island of Zanzibar has young women in the community taking pictures. But what they are taking away from the project is infinitely more valuable.
Is the world really your oyster? Expert Susan Griffith presents the second part of her article on grown-up gap years, with insight on the practical reality of volunteering abroad.
by: Jeff Minthorn
Each year, more and more young Canadians are choosing to augment their education by taking time out to travel—a trend that is being encouraged by educators and employers alike.
by: Stephen Baxter
Taking a "gap year", or year off, is standard in much of the world. The idea of a year off is just starting to catch on in Canada, and there are thousands of ways to to get out and go...
by: Jim Carson
When I think back on it, my first experience volunteering overseas kind of sucked. It's a long story, but the short version is that I showed up in Nepal thinking that I was going to save the world and found out that really I was on an adventure tour posing as a volunteer programme.