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

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!

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