Category: Trip Jan 2014


Stress Free Living

With finals over and winter break finally here it feels good to just sit back and relax. However while sitting back and relaxing, my mind keeps going to South Africa and how soon our adventure begins! In the past couple of…

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Giving the Greatest Gift of All

The snow is piling up on my lawn, and people are counting down how many shopping days are left before Christmas. It’s crazy to think that it is already this time of year again, but I’m not complaining. I refuse…

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A Lot To Be Thankful For…

Hi again! It’s that time of year where people look at their lives and think about what they are thankful for. I have family visiting, gathering around the dinner table for Thanksgiving and birthdays, engagement announcements, and soon enough Christmas!…

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“It always seems impossible until it’s done” Nelson Mandela

This Thanksgiving holiday, I am grateful for all that I have. Going on this trip in less than a month has reminded me to reflect on how lucky I am to have all the opportunities I do. I attend a…

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Counting down

Well as Thanksgiving passes, it is one less event for me to countdown from until we begin on our adventure. A few classes, a few exams and then I am on a plane home to New Zealand. I will get…

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“See More, Do More, Become More”

Time is a scary thing and as each of us gets older, it seems to go by faster than we could have ever imagined. Each and every one of you can probably agree with that.

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QU South Africa Students Print Shirts for Vaatjie Holiday Camp (PHOTOS & VIDEOS)

On Saturday, December 7, 2013, the QU South Africa Alternative Winter Break students took a break from studying for finals to screen print close to 250 t-shirts for the QU South Africa Vaatjie Holiday Camp.

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“Every Little Thing is Gonna be Alright”

It’s okay if we don’t have all the answers, it’s going to be alright because we have the drive and means to make our dreams come true without people telling us we can’t.

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Just Around the Corner

With exactly 5 weeks left to go, (not like I’m counting or anything!), I’m becoming more anxious than ever. I constantly find myself thinking of ways I can enhance this camp for these kids, ways I can make it more meaningful for them. The unexpected is always somewhat anxiety-provoking; I really don’t want to leave with any regrets. On the other hand, I don’t think any of us realize how life-changing this experience is going to be.

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Did You Have a Nice Thanksgiving?

Thanksgiving is not just a well-awaited break for us college students; it is a time to reflect on our own lives, our own blessings, and our own personal struggles whatever they may be. This Thanksgiving I found myself more aware and appreciative of the little things that happen each day as well as the opportunities that I have.

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