Hard to believe three months has gone by! With teary eyes we said goodbye to the people that has become inseparable to our wellbeing. If you sit down with any… Read More

Final Weeks

It seems crazy, but this is our final blog of an amazing three month experience! Nevertheless, these last two weeks have been just as meaningful and fun as the previous… Read More


Like every other week of this trip, this week was none the less of amazing. So much has happened and we even became open water certified scuba divers.We had an… Read More

Outbacking It

Our group had an eventful week in the outback! We started off our days emerging from our cocoons (also known as “swags”). There is no easy way to explain what… Read More

20 Million Trees

Saturday November 5, 2016 probably around 6:00pm, the group headed out to a pizza place for dinner. The end of another fantastic week, we were ready to head to Australia… Read More

Fiji village

Today. we had an amazing day exploring a breathtaking beach with our family and friends at the village. We played countless games of vollyball, swam like fish for hours, played… Read More

All the rest of NZ!

Adios Student Directed Travel! Let’s take a moment to admire how much ground we covered, meals we ate, places we stayed, and the people we’ve befriended along the way. Go… Read More

Fun in the Outdoors

Hongi group’s second full week was filled with lots adventure (and quite a bit of rain). We started off the week at Whenua Iti headquarters, where we were briefed on… Read More

First Week in NZ!

Its been a fun-filled weekend of getting to know each other in the beautiful recovering city of Christchurch, New Zealand. Among recovering from jet-lag, we’ve successfully cooked 2 breakfasts, lunch… Read More

Hongi has arrived!

They are all checked in at their hostel in Christchurch, have already hit the food carts for food, and are diving into fun orientation as we speak. More to come… Read More

And they’re off!

The Hongoi Group has officially come together at last…after traveling far and wide from all around North America. They are together as a group for the first time! They are… Read More

OE greetings

Hooray – it’s the final week before departure here in Portland, Oregon. We’re at our Overseas Educator staff leadership training and some highlights have included group camping on the Clackamas… Read More

The End of the Road

After three months, three countries and a whole tidal wave of epic experiences, we have reached our final day of this incredible journey. As we, your OE’s, sit at Brisbane… Read More

Under the Sea

“I dove in The Great Barrier Reef,” is a prestigious statement that only a select few lucky people in the world can say is true. Well, all 3 of our… Read More

CVA and Farewells

The first surprise came upon arrival to CVA, when we were split into two pre-determined groups that we would then remain with for the week at Conservation Volunteers Australia. One… Read More