January 13, 2013 /EIN Presswire/
-- Smaller Earth are running two Gap Year Events in London and Manchester on the 19th and 20th January respectively, for students planning to embark on a gap year in 2013 and looking for inspiration. The London event runs from 10 am until 3 pm at the Holiday Inn Regents Park, whilst the Manchester event is at The Midland Hotel, also from 10 am until 3 pm. There is no need to pre book, just turn up on the day and be inspired!
Smaller Earth is part of the Smaller Earth Group, established in 1999 and now a global company with offices in 11 countries. The company vision is to have made a positive impact on 20 million people by the year 2020.
Smaller Earth offers gap year programs across the globe in some extremely remote and beautiful locations. The aim is to provide an experience where participants can not only positively impact the lives of others but also take the time to reflect and utilise the learning experience. This is offered through the Smaller Earth Leadership Framework, or SELF.
Volunteering experience on a CV or university application is always seen favourably. The volunteer abroad education programs Smaller Earth can offer are wide-reaching and a true once in a lifetime opportunity. From orphan care and teaching in Zimbabwe, to teaching English to Buddhist monks in Laos, the opportunities are varied and geographically far reaching.
There are different aspects to consider when selecting a volunteering abroad
opportunity; consider the importance of taking in local culture and sightseeing compared to taking home a sense of achievement in having helped some of the poorest children in the world. Many people want to return and volunteer again, having found the experience has given them a fresh perspective on everyday life and having seen the bigger picture wish to use their skills and good fortune to help those seen as less fortunate.
It is a remarkably humbling experience to work with those from hugely contrasting cultures and understand the smaller things in life are often just as, if not more important than material things. Smaller Earth programs offer this different perspective whilst also broadening a skills base from the volunteering program.
The event is free of charge to attend and will showcase the wide range of opportunities Smaller Earth can offer. It is most definitely worth a visit, for details go to www.smallerearth.co.uk
Smaller Earth provide a vast range of Gap Year Travel, Volunteer abroad and Overseas Internship opportunities throughout the world.
Smaller Earth UK
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