Tag: Travel

Retracing my steps

If you have been online in January, you have probably seen a Spotify Wrapped against your will. Candy-coloured and set to a nondescript background beat, the Wrapped roundup satisfies our collective desire for life stats while spawning countless imitations. One of these, as I discovered recently while knee-deep in my[Read More…]

The hidden harm of voluntourism

While the idea of going abroad to help impoverished communities is commendable, volunteering abroad has several negative consequences that directly oppose the humanitarian intentions behind these trips. Many agencies that offer volunteer opportunities abroad sell the idea of ‘contributing to a community,’ whether by helping to build wells, schools, or[Read More…]

Hello from the other side (of the world)

The proclamation “Exchange changed my life!” that many McGill students profess after a semester or two abroad may be clichéd, but it is rooted in genuine and unique experiences. As the upcoming Jan. 15 deadline for McGill’s study abroad program approaches, students will be deciding whether an exchange is right[Read More…]

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