#StudyAbroadBecause it can shape how you live the rest of your life.
My career stems from my love of exploration, social good and storytelling. I was fortunate enough to spend time in Zimbabwe when I was in high school, and study abroad in Tibet in college. While these trips abroad may seem limited to stand-alone experiences, they were defining moments for how I live my life today.
When I graduated from college, I didn’t know what I wanted to do except for the fact that I wanted to travel and work with nonprofits. I took a risk, and instead of job hunting for a traditional 9-5, pursued an opportunity as a journalist in Uganda. After Uganda, I ventured to Europe, and this travel blog was born. Fast forward to today, and I can look back on these defining moments and know with certainty that I am who I am today because of the experiences I was able to have at a young age. Less than 10% of American students study abroad – this must change.
I am so proud that Travel+SocialGood is a partner for the upcoming Travel Blogger’s Summit on Study Abroad and Global Citizenship, a reconvening event from the 2014 version at the White House. The event will bring together 100 of the top travel bloggers, journalists and creatives in the industry, and I am humbled be fortunate enough to attend and be a part of these discussions. More importantly, I am blown away by the event organizers and their commitment to building the much-needed resources creatives need in this ever changing industry.
Learn more and apply to attend: travelbloggerssummit.org