FAQ about IVHQ Zambia

In the months following my time volunteering in Zambia I have had a lot of conversations with people that are thinking about traveling there as well. A lot of their questions are very similar so I thought it would be helpful to write a post with the most frequently asked questions. I also love any … Continue reading FAQ about IVHQ Zambia

My Final Week Teaching in Zambia

July 11, 2016 Today was the beginning of my last week here in Zambia! Never have I felt the true meaning of "mixed emotions" before this week. I am so excited to be home and see my family (and eat mashed potatoes again) but I am so sad to leave my amazing students. I started … Continue reading My Final Week Teaching in Zambia

Teaching in Zambia: Weeks Two and Three

June 27, 2016 Today, school was a little challenging; it seems that the “Monday Blues” are a universal thing because my normally sweet and well behaved students were anything but that. It was the first time I had to get stern with them which was a weird feeling. I left school feeling a little disheartened … Continue reading Teaching in Zambia: Weeks Two and Three

Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

July 3, 2016 Today we decided to take a day trip to Zimbabwe to see that side of Victoria Falls. We met up with a fellow volunteer who spent the night in Zimbabwe to run in a half marathon there this morning. We all had lunch and then headed for the Falls! Before actually entering … Continue reading Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

Lions and Cheetahs and Elephants! Oh My!

July 2, 2016 Today we headed to Mukuni Big 5 for some truly incredible wildlife encounters! We woke up bright and early to head for the park where we started out with the cheetah encounter. Having never seen a cheetah up close, I was amazed at how truly beautiful these animals are. I was the … Continue reading Lions and Cheetahs and Elephants! Oh My!

Camping in Botswana

June 26, 2016 Today we got back to Zambia after spending the weekend camping in Chobe National Park in Botswana. We left Zambia early Saturday morning and spent the day in the park on safari. We started on a boat and went along the Chobe River for about two hours and saw crocodiles, hippos and … Continue reading Camping in Botswana

Zambia Week One

June 21, 2016 Today was our first day at our volunteer placements. I was assigned to Maher Christian Academy which has baby classes up to grade 7. The school is about a 45 minute walk from the volunteer house and I walk with another volunteer, Storm, who is also working at that school with me. … Continue reading Zambia Week One