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Long time, no see ...

Ok, so one thing I´ve noticed is that last time I updated this was LAST YEAR, like what? ... Anywho, now I´m REALLY excited for Rio. Everything is paid and the only thing missing is to fix my travel insurance, but since I´m available this week I'll fix it by the weekend. I have also talked a lot to previous IVHQ Brazil volunteers and they made me crave Rio way more than I did.

Before My trip

Bradlie Mattinson's diary:

I am working on getting all of my fund letters done and trying to get them sent out so I can raise the money I need. I got my passport papers in and now I am waiting, might be a week to two till they come back. I am so excited about my trip and cant wait to go. I might have $750 or almost $1000 dollars for my trip and I need to fund raise $3000 so I got a way to go but I will make it there.

It's Official!

Maria Ruelas's diary:

I booked my flight and paid my program fee Wednesday, April 15th 2015! :) I am beyond excited and a bit nervous for this trip. It will be the first time I travel by myself, should be an eye opening experience!

2015.4.16 Preparation for leaving

Yuqian Shi's diary:

My father and I went to market to buy some essential things such as: a torch light and soap. And I booked the hotel in Chengdu. Then I completed the interactive training. I hope I will have a fun experience.

Step 1!

Sophie Worrall's diary:

I have just been accepted onto the Romania teaching programme. I am very excited and even though it's only April, I have already started to plan my flights, and what to take (i'm thinking my flute with interactive percussion for the kids to use). I am looking forward to meeting other volunteers as well and making some good friends!


Rebecca McCann's diary:

After deciding on 4 weeks teaching English in Bali, the balls were set in motion on the adventure of my lifetime... Turns out paying my registration fee was only the beginning of what is proving to be a comprehensive To Do list!

registration fee - PAID
flights - BOOKED
program fee - PAID
family & friends notified via Facebook
GP consult to discuss travel vax & meds

Soon the journey will begin!

Natasha Marshall's diary:

Everything is all done and paid for - flights, all programs fees, vaccinations, criminal check, accommodation and insurance! I'm so excited to see this dream of mine soon to become made a reality. How this all started was back in January of 2014, I knew my mom was going to Peru to visit my grandmother (who I have only met twice when I was really young) as she is sick. Originally it was just going to be her going as my siblings and I would have been in school. However, I decided to take the second semester of University off as I didn't feel quite ready to be in school at the time.

First post

Lucía Molina's diary:

This is my first post!
I just finished my interactive training and I feel so much closer to this new experience. I´m traveling to Cambodia on July. Still I have so many things to arrange before the trip and I feel that the time to plan them is not enough.
I´m super exited and a little nervous to leave home for so long (5 months).