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On Aug 21, 2014 No Comments

Part 4 of our experience in Ecuador and the Amazon with the We Day winners group talks about just how life-changing this tour was, and how hard it is to say goodbye to new friends. Day 8 – Experiencing Amazonian Culture This was our last day at the build site, so we tried to get as […]

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On Aug 18, 2014 No Comments

Part 3 of our tour to Ecuador and the Amazon with the We Day winners group looks at a day in the life of Amazonian community members, jungle hikes, chocolate and a surprise visit!  Day 5 – A Day in the Life After breakfast, we spent the morning at the Vargas family farm, which is […]

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On Aug 14, 2014 No Comments

Whether you’re spending your summer months enjoying everything North America has to offer or travelling abroad on an educational student tour, chances are you’re going to come across a few days when the temperature soars. We’ve come up with 10 ways to stay cool this summer, no matter where you are when the heat hits.  1. […]

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On Aug 12, 2014 No Comments

One of the best parts about travelling to a new city is trying out as many of its famous foods as you can. Eating is a great way to experience the local culture. On your next student tour to Quebec City and Montreal, be sure to check out these five must-try dishes: 1. Poutine Poutine […]

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On Aug 11, 2014 No Comments

In Canada, we rarely have the opportunity to bargain over the price of items, so when we travel to destinations where haggling is a common practice, it can be a bit overwhelming. It can also be a lot of fun, so make sure you enjoy yourself! The most important thing to remember is: be patient. […]

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On Jul 30, 2014 No Comments

Part 2 of my adventure in the Amazon with the We Day winners group continues with lots of singing, building, learning about the community and some Spanish language lessons! Day 3 – On the Road to the Amazon After a good night’s sleep in our alpaca blanket-covered beds, we woke up early to begin our […]

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On Jul 25, 2014 No Comments

Three short weeks ago, my colleague Megan and I were lucky enough to join 30 students and educators from across Canada on an EF and Me to We Service Learning Tour to Ecuador and the Amazon. Every year at We Days across Canada, EF gives away a tour to one deserving student, a few of […]

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On Jul 14, 2014 No Comments

June 6, 2014 marked the 70th anniversary of D-Day, and EF brought more than 1,000 students, educators, cadets, commanding officers, and veterans from British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba and Ontario to experience firsthand the cities, battlefields and landmarks that tell the story of the Second World War.  Our groups travelled to Italy, France, Germany, the […]

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