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Teaching in South Africa: Brett Robinson

At the start of the year, we went on a hunt to find a teacher to send abroad to one of our teaching projects around the world. The deserved winner, Brett Robinson - has been informing us of his time in-country whilst he's away, and we're so chuffed to hear about the amazing time he's had in South Africa so far.
Week 1:
The first couple of days spent at Simons Town High School have been absolutely fab. We were given the absolute warmest of welcomes by the head teacher and other school staff...
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Sharing Your Skills: How Volunteering Can Boost Your CV

Not only is volunteering beneficial for the community you decide to lend a hand in, but it's also great for your CV, especially when you tie in your relevant experience to put your skills into action. 

Whilst you're abroad, you'll also get to see some of the most incredible corners of the world and really get out of your comfort zone. So, how does volunteering boost your CV when you share your skills?

1) Employers Rate It

We conducted a survey that suggested that '83% of employers stated that...

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Share a Skill, Team i-to-i Style!

Here at i-to-i, we're firm believer in using travelling as an educator. As a team we've seen over a 100 countries and as we've made our way around the world, we've picked up a whole load of new skills and hobbies along the way!

Check out the stories of how our team have shared a skill below...

Hannah Champion, Customer Operations Genius - Photography in Africa

In 2011 I undertook a Wildlife Photography and Conservation programme in South Africa. This involved general conservation around the...

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Fundraising with i-to-i: Sophie's Hints and Tips

i-to-I’s Sophie is an expert fundraiser; she climbed Mount Kilimanjaro in 2011 and hasn’t looked back since. She has some awesome tips; it sounds like University blind date went down a storm! Check out Sophie’s blog below and find out how YOU could fundraise your way to your next adventure...

When I was in my first year at University, I signed up to climb Kilimanjaro for a charity that helped local Tanzanian communities in the foothills of the mountain. I had to raise £2200 altogether, with a...

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Welcome to i-to-i's Google Hangout!

Want to find out more about the travel industry? Here are i-to-i we're passionate about keeping our travellers up to date with what's going on in the world, from updating our social media with progress from our projects to our sustainability report which goes into depth about how we run i-to-i in a responsible, sustainable manner.

To keep you all in the loop with what's hot in the volunteering industry, we've decided to run a series of expert Google Hangouts to bring you all the latest news...

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Volunteering in South Africa - Hannah Stephens

Hannah volunteered at our 'Work with Children in a Township' project back in October as a part of our 20 year Challenge. A couple of months on, she's filled us in about her experience and some tips she discovered from her travels in SA!

Projects Visited: Work with children in a township near Cape Town

Thoughts: The project at Masi is really fun and the energy from the kids is infectious.  The people in Masi are really  friendly and welcoming and the kids keep you going when you get tired.


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8 reasons why you should volunteer, and visit Nepal

Looking to explore somewhere a bit different this year? Head to Nepal. From the incredible Himilayas to the fascinating culture, there's always something amazing to discover.

i-to-i's Alicia has been visiting Nepal for 11 years, and keeps getting drawn back for more. Check out her top eight reasons why you should visit too!

1. Tick one off the bucket list and see Mount Everest- Trek to Everest Base Camp or take a scenic flight. Or you can change this to the Himalayas

2. You can’t visit Nepal...

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Top 8 reasons why you should volunteer with wildlife

Looking to start your year off with a 'roar'? Volunteering with wildlife is as good as it gets... check out our top 6 reasons to head out into the wild and start experiencing life!

1) See a different side to the world: These animals aren't just cuddly and cute – and that’s not what we’re all about! Find out more about them as a species from the experts and take your time out to learn and grow.

2) Get to know them behind the scenes: Who else can say they've walked next to a lion, or tracked...

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A Snap Shot of Volunteering as an Intern on our Wildlife Conservation Project in Sri Lanka

Chris Cheng is a student at the University of Kent, majoring in Wildlife Conservation. In August 2014 Chris set off from England to Sri Lanka on an internship to our project in Sri Lanka.

Before travelling to Sri Lanka Chris worked as an office assistant at a dog shelter and had volunteered at a bird theatre in a theme park in England.

In Chris’s final year he had to write a dissertation on a topic of his choice to graduate. Chris wanted to study elephants and came across our elephant research...

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We have a winner!

After two rounds of entries, much deliberation (and a judging panel of travel geniuses) later… we have a winner of our 20 Year Challenge competition!

We were super impressed with Hannah Stephen’s entry – her suggestion being that they curate a vegetable patch in our ‘Work with Children in a Township’ project in South Africa.

Hannah was so excited when she heard the news:

‘I am ecstatic to have won the competition, there were some great ideas put forward and I'm privileged to be able to...

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