This week we would like to introduce our second last WW person, Freja 🌍. She went to South Korea just as Linda, who was our first WW person. Here is her story:
Hi everybody! My name is Freja and I went to South Korea through the ICYE program back in 2015 🇰🇷. You may have seen me on our Facebook and Instagram page as I am the chairman of the Local Branch of Fyn.
I chose to go to South Korea due to the fact, that I’ve been interested in the country since 2010. I first heard a Kpop song by a group called SHINee but my fascination for the country quickly spread to its culture, language and history – which is also why I’m studying Intercultural Education at university now 🏫. I was really scared to go to Seoul. Not because I was going to live abroad, but because I had this idea of South Korea being the perfect place. Of course I knew that it wasn’t heaven but I still hoped that it would be the perfect place for me. Does that make sense? Luckily, it was! I loved every second of it! I loved it so much, that I went back on holiday in 2017 and actually, I’m soon going there again. This time as an exchange student through university. I’ll be leaving at the end of August and come back just before Christmas. Gotta celebrate that at home, you know ❤.
1️⃣📸: In front of 덕수궁 (Deoksugung Palace)
2️⃣📸: In 부산 (Busan)
3️⃣📸: 정방폭포 (Jeongbang Falls) at 제주도 (Jeju Island)
4️⃣📸: From when I volunteered at a Kpop festival #lffyn#danskicye#icyedk#icytovolunteer#volunteering#culturalexchange#worldweekly#icyeprogram#southkorea#seoulymca @icyesouthkorea @seoulymca
One of the most rewarding parts of GBP’s work bringing talented young dancers from South Africa to study in the U.S. is that it’s not just about what they learn, but what they teach! We really do believe in the power of cultural exchange, and were so happy when @sfballetschool not only welcomed our #projectreleve scholarship recipients into their summer intensive, but catered a lunch event where Thimna and Linathi could teach their peers about their home and their lives in South Africa. The SFB students were engaged and curious—a delight!
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Wow! It has been a busy week for Spirit! This week is the week of Spirit visits! If you live in Rapid City, Wisconsin Dells, Moab, Deadwood, Park City, Estes Park, or Fraser we are coming to visit! Keep an eye on your emails.
These photos are from our Rapid City pizza and movie picnic, Madison Trip, and Moab Hike, and we have more to come!
Today we feature our next installment in our blog series - "Igniting Insights: Interviews on Profession & Purpose.” In this installment, Lindsay Weickert (@lindsayweickert) from Victory Lap (@victorylaphq) chats about how recruiting and talent development go hand-in-hand.
Check out her video testimonial of what travel with Ignite was like for her, plus lots of insights & advice - both for companies seeking talented, engaged employees, as well as for candidates looking to get hired. On the blog.
Have you seen my latest blog post on sharethelove.blog? I share a few tips on how to apply for a job abroad. In my experience attitude and networking are the most important things. However this is easier said than done and I can totally see how this can be overwhelming at the beginning. If I would go abroad NOW I would do so many things different! This huge learning process was one of the reasons for writing my workbook. It was exactly the kind of guide I was wishing for when I was a fresh expat. If you have any good tips please share in the comments below! Most importantly: believe in yourself and be competitive but stay genuine. You got this! #applynow#interview#workbook
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We complain about being busy, having to go to work or having to study, when there are people in this world who live with nothing, but are completely happy. Our opportunities for education and employment are truely a privilege and I'm grateful that my career has allowed me to travel and experience a culture as beautiful as that in Nepal. This was one of my favourite little guys in the beautiful village of Dhulikel, a completely natural environment with gorgeous, warming people and rich, welcoming traditions - Nepal you have opened my eyes to the beautify of this world and the people in it 🇳🇵🌿✈️🌞
back to school. again...
watching the news, listening to and observing the ppl around, I not only get the impression, but it's becoming a fact that most humans - the "well fed" - become more and more stupid, dumb, lack personality... since they spoil themselves. by exploiting others. the ones "not well fed". hence, consider themselves as superior. become selfish, ignorant. or simply disgusting, naughty creatures. and I think, the only way out of this miserable state is EDUCATION! no, not (only) the one you get at school or uni. the best, effective education that every one needs to form a functional, peaceful society is through cultural exchange, I believe. only then, you start questioning, wondering, getting curious and developing a thirst for knowledge. that's the point, where life becomes meaningful. and actually starts. tbc...
why some just exist and others truly live... 🤔
CRYSTAL RESIDENCY :: Our very first residency in honor of China Residencies' co-foudner Crystal Ruth Bell was @jagrut_raval. In the winter of 2014 to 2015, he created invited migrant workers who took care of the facilities at @redgateresidency along with other artists to have lunch in his studio: "Biryani, traditional Indian fried rice was prepared for the lunch by a local Indian restaurant in Beijing. The food was arranged on the table in the shape of a world map and everyone was supposed to eat from it picking out their preferred parts of the world to eat." Read more about his project on chinaresidencies.org. Today is the last day to apply for the 5th Crystal Ruth Bell Residency around the theme Nourish 颐养! Deadline is midnight in your time zone, hurry!