My Second Term at University: Final Grade, Volunteering, Working and Others

(Before reading this post I recommend you to read the previous one linked to this topic, “My First Term at University: Independence, Studying, Socialising & Wellbeing”.) The last four months of my first year in university went by quickly. I had a mixture of seminars, workshops and lectures every week, together with daily readings. Lectures… Continue reading My Second Term at University: Final Grade, Volunteering, Working and Others

BZU Work Camp in Palestine: Part 3. Lectures, NGOs & Volunteering

One of the main reasons I liked the BZU work camp was that it was not just about sightseeing: it was about understanding the Palestinian situation better. There were aspects of the Israeli occupation you could see (checkpoints, The Wall, destroyed infrastructure) but others required explanation because they weren’t visible enough. When applying to the… Continue reading BZU Work Camp in Palestine: Part 3. Lectures, NGOs & Volunteering

Trip to Calais & Dunkirk: Part 4. ‘Conclusion’

(If you haven’t yet, read the previous posts from this blog series before this one: Part 1. ‘My Decision to Volunteer’: https://findingmyselfinsideme.com/2016/03/29/trip-to-calais-dunkirk-part-1-my-decision-to-volunteer/ Part 2. ‘Arrival and Working in the Warehouse’: https://findingmyselfinsideme.com/2016/03/30/trip-to-calais-dunkirk-part-2-arrival- and-working-in-the-warehouse/ Part 3: ‘Working in the Refugee Camps’: https://findingmyselfinsideme.com/2016/04/02/trip-to-calais-dunkirk-part-3-working-in-the-refugee-camps/) My trip to volunteer in Calais and Dunkirk during the 19th and 23rd of March is… Continue reading Trip to Calais & Dunkirk: Part 4. ‘Conclusion’

Trip to Calais & Dunkirk: Part 3. ‘Working in the Refugee Camps’

(If you haven’t yet, read the previous posts from this blog series before this one: Part 1: https://findingmyselfinsideme.com/2016/03/29/trip-to-calais-dunkirk-part-1-my-decision-to-volunteer/ Part 2: https://findingmyselfinsideme.com/2016/03/30/trip-to-calais-dunkirk-part-2-arrival- and-working-in-the-warehouse/) On Monday the 20th of March I woke up feeling nervous, knowing that an uncertain experience awaited me. After two days of volunteering in a warehouse sorting out clothes and creating emergency food… Continue reading Trip to Calais & Dunkirk: Part 3. ‘Working in the Refugee Camps’

Trip to Calais & Dunkirk: Part 2. ‘Arrival and Working in the Warehouse’

(If you haven't yet, read Part 1. before this one: https://findingmyselfinsideme.com/2016/03/29/trip-to-calais-dunkirk-part-1-my-decision-to-volunteer/) The night between Friday the 18th and Saturday the 19th I didn't sleep. At all. I forced myself to stay up, watching films and catching up with TV series. I must admit that I struggled to keep myself awake, yet I was functional enough by… Continue reading Trip to Calais & Dunkirk: Part 2. ‘Arrival and Working in the Warehouse’