Benefits of Volunteering and International Internships

Volunteering abroad has a strong positive impact on local communities. Every day thousands of people volunteer their time to help others and to make someone else’s life better. But did you know that helping others can have a positive effect on a volunteer’s life just as much? If you have ever considered volunteering internationally, either as a professional sharing your skills and knowledge, or as a college or university student ...

10 Travel Tips for South East Asia

When traveling to southeast Asia, there are a few tips that you should know, that will help you prepare and ensure a smoother journey: 1. Always have USD – If you ever run out of the local currency, USD is likely to be accepted. Most borders require that you pay for your entry visa in USD as well. Get some in your home country and bring it with you. Remember that ...

How Access to a Toilet Can Change a Person’s Life

How can access to a toilet change a person’s life? Just imagine that you are 14, you recently began menstruating, and your body is beginning to change. How you, and others around you, deal with this can have a critical impact not only on your self-esteem but on your health, social and economic outcomes. In the developing world, the topic of sanitation, menstruation and hygiene are often taboo subjects. It ...

Spirituality of the Angkor Wat Temples

The Angkor Wat Temple in Cambodia is one of the world’s biggest religious monuments ever constructed. Throughout its walls lies decades of history and spiritual values. It is one unmissable destination when visiting Cambodia. Located close to the modernised town of Siem Reap, Angkor Wat is a shrine for Hinduism and Buddhism. It is dedicated to the Hindu god Vishnu, who is the “preserver” and “protector” in the Hindu triad. ...

3 Ways to Make Your Travel Memories Last a Lifetime

When you travel with Development Together, you will make memories that you want to remember forever. And you can! Here are three creative ways to make sure that you will have these experiences stored away for not only yourself, but also to show your family and friends.   1. Journal Journaling throughout your trip is not only good to be able to remember your trip but is also a fun ...

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