No More Big Macs by Kyle and Sarah

Sorry you haven’t heard from us before now, we have just managed to get an internet connection. It took us three long days to finally arrive at the school which is an absolutely fantastic place. We first arrived in India in Kolkata, which was a major shock to the system, with stifling heat (32C at 08.00). The taxi drive to our hostel (run as part of the school) was equally shocking, there is only really one rule of the road and that is to lean […]

Teacher’s Day by Natasha Rodney

I can’t believe that I’ve been in Ecuador for 3 months already, I don’t want to sound cliché but time flies when you’re having fun. I can remember all the anxiety that I felt during the months running up to my departure, but now that I’m here I really had no reason to worry. I think most people have an adjustment period when they move to a foreign country, where they can sit back and reflect on whether they have made the right decision, well […]

Problems of Making a Difference by Sally Greenwood

Dear everyone! I have been in Ghana for one month and one week now and thought it was high time to send a Footprint Report in before I forget everything that has happened so far! To be honest I’m not really sure where to start! The first thing I want to mention really is culture shock. Before I came to Ghana I spoke about culture shock in an offhand, sure I’m going to get it yeah and then I’ll get over it, kind of way. […]

Read Borneo for Guatemala by Astrid Wells

Due to unforeseen safety circumstances my trip to Guatemala changed at the very last minute. Despite being upset and frustrated that things had not gone to plan I was still determined to volunteer as a medic somewhere in the world and to make a difference. So, after being advised to visit Raleigh International’s website from a colleague I decided to phone and see if they had any vacancies on an up and coming expedition. After the phone call on the 9th January 2012 I found […]