Hello World! I'm back again today with a Disney post as it has been a little while since I updated you on my journey towards my Cultural Exchange Program. If you are new here then hello, my name is Yaz and in the summer of 2019, I will be moving to Walt Disney World in… Continue reading Disney CEP – My Role & First Impressions
I planned to write this post a while back but frankly, Disney got in the way! However, I still want to write this for the reference of any future volunteers. If you’re waiting to start your Think Pacific project, or are thinking about taking part - http://www.thinkpacific.com - then this post will hopefully give you… Continue reading To bring or not to bring? – from a Think Pacific Volunteer.
I decided to save everyone with the suspense by just throwing it right into the title but yes, it's true, I really am moving to Walt Disney World! I DID IT!!! I have been accepted on to the Walt Disney World Cultural Exchange Program for Summer 2019. From the 17th June to the 22nd August… Continue reading Disney CEP: I AM MOVING TO DISNEY WORLD!?
On the 9th November I headed to the Disney Head Offices in Hammersmith, London for my Final Interview and had the most amazing day! My interview slot was from 12:30-13:00 and and we were told to arrive 15 minutes before the interview slot to register. So early that morning I got up, got ready and… Continue reading Disney CEP – Final Interview at Disney HQ
For my 20th birthday, back in April of 2018, I was lucky enough to have my loved ones chip in and gift me the Lego Cinderella Castle. If you aren't familiar with the castle then this is what it looks like: It is AMAZING!!! After receiving this gift in April, I then went on to… Continue reading Building the Lego Disney Castle
So, what comes next? If you have got a final interview for Disney's Cultural Exchange Program then, Congratulations! You are one step closer to Disney World! However, before you head to Disney HQ for your interview there are a few things you're going to need to do. After you've got your email from yummy jobs… Continue reading Disney CEP – Before the Final Interview
After receiving my Congratulations email on the 3rd September inviting me to attend the pre-screen selection interview at Yummy Jobs HQ, I headed up to their offices in Epping on Friday the 28th September for my 2pm slot. This first interview in the process is a group interview which is held at the Yummy Jobs… Continue reading Disney CEP 2019 – Yummy Jobs Pre-Screen Interview.
If you’d asked me a couple days into Fijian life if I thought I’d ever miss a compost toilet, I probably would have laughed in your face. And though yes, I have been enjoying the novelty of a clean, flushing toilet, I am missing village life so much that even the compost toilet is included… Continue reading Missing Village Life
Today I got an email which marks the start of what could be an extremely exciting new opportunity for me. I got accepted for a pre-screen interview for Disney’s Cultural Exchange Program. For those of you who know me well, you’ll know I’ve been a huge Disney fan all my life. It has been something… Continue reading The Start of a New Adventure? – Disney CEP 2019
Our last, but definitely not least, stop on this wild summer adventure was Tokyo! And our 6 days there were just as weird, wild and wonderful as the city itself! With Japan being one of the countries I have been dying to visit for a LONG time, I was beside myself with the idea that… Continue reading A Tremendous Time in Tokyo
Our 5th and 6th stops on this trip were Shanghai and Seoul and they really were unlike anywhere else! With just 5 days spanning our time in both China and South Korea, we didn’t have long to explore these cities, but what we did get a chance to see was an amazing experience that has… Continue reading Popping into Shanghai and Seoul.
*Excuse the lateness of this post - by the time I got round to trying to upload it I was in China, meaning I couldn’t access the internet properly. Anyway, here it is! Better late than never... enjoy! My travels so far have whizzed by in a flash and Sydney was no exception. I’ve been… Continue reading A brief summary of a brief trip to Sydney.
My last week in Niubasaga Village, Moturiki island is now over. Yesterday we left the village and, honestly, I wasn’t ready to leave! The final week on project was the craziest and the quickest - if you can believe that’s even possible after the insane few weeks I’ve had! Things were shaken up a lot… Continue reading The Final Week in Niubasaga
Bula Vinaka, My second week in the village is drawing to a close and it’s been absolutely incredible this week - we’ve seen and done so much and it’s completely set us aside from any other Think Pacific project even more than we already were! As you know, Monday started off with a hospital visit… Continue reading Week 2 in Niubasaga
Bula! I finally found some internet so here is a summary of my first week living/working in a Fijian village: I cannot believe I’ve been in the village a whole week. It feels like a completely different planet. It’s been an insane experience already - I say as I’m sat on a hospital bed on… Continue reading Week 1 in Niubasaga
I’m in Fiji. It seems weird to say that. It’s been so long coming and I’m finally, actually here. It definitely feels strange. The first two nights at the beach hostel near Nadi airport (Bamboo Beach) were pretty relaxed. We got to meet our team for our Think Pacific project who are all so lovely.… Continue reading I can’t believe I’m actually here…
Hello everyone, Sorry for such sporadic posts! It’s been a little crazy and I haven’t had much time to stop and think, let alone write! But it’s been a good thing as I’ve been having the most amazing time. I left off with us in Singapore on my last post. Since then we enjoyed one… Continue reading To New Zealand and Beyond
Hello World! Sorry for going MIA! I had hoped to get another post up before I left but everything got very last minute and crazy and before I knew it I was on an airplane! I’m now in Singapore. And have been here for two days. Time feels really weird and is passing very strangely.… Continue reading We’re not in England anymore…
Hello again, Long time, no see! I disappeared while I went to move out of uni and since I've been back home it's been pretty busy trying to get fully prepared, but I've finally stopped to breathe (and write another post). It's now T-5 days until I leave (AAHH!!!) and I'm only just starting to… Continue reading What am I taking backpacking?
The reason I am even travelling at all this summer is because I was lucky enough to get the opportunity to take part in a Think Pacific volunteering project through my university. So today I'm going to talk about the charity and the projects they offer as well as what I am expecting of my… Continue reading Think Pacific Volunteering
Hello World, So as I mentioned in my first post, not only am I volunteering in Fiji this summer (the main and initial purpose of this whole trip) but I am also visiting 6 - yes, SIX - other countries! With the idea that while I am over the other side of the world I… Continue reading Where am I going?
My name is Yaz and I'm a 20 year old student from the UK. I'm currently studying a degree in Ancient History and have just completed my second year (meaning I'm one year away from graduation...yikes!). More importantly, I like to write. And this summer I am doing the biggest, most exciting (and also terrifying) thing I've… Continue reading Hello, World!