Years ago summer holidays began with the cry, ‘Why don’t you just switch off your television set and go out and do something less boring instead?’ Relive it over here with a title sequence dating back to 1988. I remember an earlier, far more aggressive version, at the end of which my grandmother would switch off the television and I’d spend the day riding the tube. Aged fourteen, the family moved to Wales and I discovered some kids really don’t have something less boring to do.
I digress. This is a blogpost to change your life: ‘Why don’t you just switch off your
television set PC, stop reading blogs and go out and do something less boring instead?’
Eleven-year-old i-to-i fills gap years, career breaks et cetera with volunteer placements to 27 countries. They’ve sent volunteers to Sri Lanka to assist with emergency tsunami relief efforts, to South Africa to rehabilitate sick penguins, to create a de-addiction camp for street children in India, to release turtle hatchings in Costa Rica. Volunteer placements go from four to 24 weeks. You get the idea.
And they offer online TEFL courses after which you can find yourself teaching English as a foreign language in all sorts of places. Indeed, you can learn how to teach English as a foreign language in all sorts of places and then work that gap year travelling the world.