Trekking and Teaching in Northern India.

My name is Meg Kent-Spark and I was lucky enough to lead an amazing team to Palampur in Northern India over November/December 2017. We were participating in the ‘Himalaya Challenge’, which meant that before we did our volunteering time in the community, my fantastic team of 8 and...
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An ‘Eye-Opening’ Experience.

Two months on from an extraordinary adventure and I’ve finally had a chance to sit down and reflect upon the events of my trip to Nepal at the end of 2017. What a truly mountainous task our somewhat unruly bunch of volunteers were presented with when we walked inside the...
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Accept Challenges, Embrace Change.

My name is Amy, I’m 25 years old and I’m a student paramedic at Victoria University. In November 2017 I was privileged enough to visit Romania with Challenges Abroad Australia. Such a random place right? I thought the same thing. It first caught my eye when it was advertised...
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Living the Life of Someone Else

If not tomorrow, make it today. This is the motto that I live by, and it was these words that drove me to volunteer in Cambodia with Challenges Abroad. The decision immediately filled me with intense excitement, knowing that I would be leaving Australia and living the life of...
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Global Citizenship with no boundaries or borders

My name is Lachie Campbell and I am currently studying my Bachelor of Nursing degree at Federation University in Australia. Working and studying in this field has given me the insight to how essential it is for the global community to understand importance of health promotion....
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Help make a difference

My name is Michael Bartlett and I am currently studying a Bachelor of Occupation Therapy at the Australian Catholic University, Brisbane. Whilst in Cambodia I learned so much about myself but also about Cambodia and the differences between our two countries. At the end of 2015, I...
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I have always been a traveller

I have always been a traveller. The thought of exploring new places and experiencing different cultures excites me. So when an opportunity arose with Challenges Abroad to work on a Needs Assessment in a remote northern hill-tribe village Thailand it was something I could not...
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Why should students join a CAA Challenge?

Why should students join a CAA Challenge? -Challenges your original perception of the world -Changes the way you live out the rest of your life (hopefully…) Hi, my name’s Crystal. I’m a student at Griffith University. In February 2016, I volunteered abroad in Cambodia Battambang...
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View the World in a Different Light

My name is Alyce Finnen and I am currently studying a Bachelor of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences at the University of Queensland. Studying in this field has made me so aware of how important the basic humanitarian needs are for people to live a healthy life, therefore embarking...
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