From Grad Ball, to Having a ball - In Fiji! Caroline Chippet's Journey with Travel Teacher so far.

From Grad Ball to having a Ball!

Caroline Chippet, from Somerset is a third year student at Exeter university.  Caroline will be joining us post graduation to embark on a volunteering experience in Fiji for 1 month.  Caroline believes that embarking on a meaningful travel experience in Fiji will provide her with an ideal stepping stone into the world of work.  In this addition of our impact blog we will find out the reasons behind Caroline wanting to travel and also her thoughts and feelings ahead of her experience with us.

 Fiji Islands

Volunteering in Fiji by Caroline.

As a final year student at university I wanted to do something special after I graduated this summer. I had toyed with the idea of travelling, doing a tour around America or Asia, but nothing felt right until a friend recommended the Travel Teacher programme in Fiji. It seemed like the perfect way to spend a month during the summer before I entered the real world of work.

Travel Teacher seemed like the perfect mix of travel and adventure whilst doing something meaningful and having a real impact. The thought of having an impact on a global community is something really special, particularly as it is to do with children’s’ education. As someone with a primary school teacher as a sister, I know how important the right to a good education is, and I am honoured that I am allowed to be a part of this.

I have never been on anything longer than a 4-hour plane journey, so the thought of going half way across the world is slightly daunting! But I think it will really help me to grow as a person. As I am coming up to finishing my own school education, I think it’s about time to get a different sort of education, by experiencing other cultures, other ways of life and everything that comes with it!

There is so much that I hope to be able to take away from this experience. Impacting a global community, meeting new people, experiencing different cultures and the magical island of Fiji – as well as looking great on my CV. I hope that in whatever I do in the future, I will be able to use skills and the experiences I gained from my time in Fiji.

 Travel Teacher Impact

The main reasons I chose to volunteer with travel teacher were:

  • You are able to volunteer and join in with the local community, combined with exploration of the beautiful island of Fiji. It is the perfect mix!
  • The costs weren’t ridiculous like other volunteer programmes I had looked at
  • You get an accredited award in Education and Training
  • The opportunity to really experience Fijian culture is something you would rarely get to do just ‘travelling’

Volunteering abroad with Travel Teacher will not only allow you to develop lifelong memories and friendships but it will also enhance your career prospectus and provide you with a stepping stone to embark on your chosen career pathway.

Thank you for reading!  Travel Teacher aims to create meaningful global impact through engagement.  Our engagement stems through the delivery of volunteer projects abroad in the South Pacific. Our provision combines education and opportunity for exploration, we encourage you to step outside of your comfort zone and broaden your own horizons.