- As you can choose to go abroad, why not go abroad and make a difference? In class, we were told to write about to of the programs ( https://www.studyabroad.com/in-south-africa ), one volunteer program and one school program.
The volunteer program I choose was FurKidz that is a Non-Profit-Organization that want to help animals from Animal Shelters from across South Africa and find them a new home. FurKidz have made it easy to adopt animals from the Animal Shelters by making an searchable database to rescue pets. What this Organization wants the volunteers to do is to visit shelter and take pictures and film, write pet profiles and upload information and post events and general news.
As an animal-lover, there is no better job than helping animals and make a bright future for them. South Africa is a beautiful place to be located as well. South Africa has heavenly beaches, amazing wildlife and an extraordinary nature landscape. It is the home of 44.6 million people of all origins. The country has 11 official languages! And it is not abnormal to know at least 6 of them for the people who lives there. The inhabitants of most of the places in South Africa is very charming and very friendly. They love music and there are often to be discovered woman dancing and young men rapping on the streets. They also has a special dance called gumboot-dance where they dance with large boots made of plastic and they make music out of moving their feet with their boots on it. It was originally a dance made of the miners when there were bored.
Anyway.. South Africa is such a great place to be located. And working with animals on top of being in such a cool place, that would just be heaven.
We were asked to choose one school program swell for this assignment. And I chose the BLI course in Canada where you can learn english as a second language. This course is very handy to have for future jobs and it looks really good on job applications. BLI offers unique English courses in Canada, Montreal. They offer all kind of options that one can choose from that will fit the benefits of ones interests and academic or professional goals.
The course covers all four skills that are reading, writing, speaking and listening. They also learn the students grammar og vocabulary. Since the school is located in Canada, the students are surrounded by language. In the store, in the neighborhood and everywhere. The approach is very communicative and the classes are designed to be dynamic and engaging for the students.
There are many bad experiences with go abroad, even though there are many good as well. When you are going abroad, you are going to a totally different place and you are living there for a while. With being away from home, people are met with new cultures and new laws, both written and unwritten norms. A completely different culture can be both negative and positive. Personally I think that depends on the person, if you should go abroad or not. If a person is very quiet and does not like to socialize, I would recommending staying at home or go to a place closer to everything known. Another factor that could make the trip less perfect is the place one goes to visit. If the place is either shady or is a criminal meeting spot, it is not recommended. Research about the city where either the school program or the volunteer program is located, should have been done. And listening to experience from others is never a bad idea.