After finishing high school, I wanted to discover some parts of the world I have never been to. I decided to volunteer with Friends of Mutale in South Africa - and that was one of the best decisions I have ever made. I stayed with a lovely local host family in a remote village, which is the most immersive way to learn about another culture and their way of life. The kids I worked with were wonderful, and I'd say I learnt as much from them as they learnt from me. Being so close to Kruger Park also meant lots of adventures in nature - may that be lazy river rafting on a hot summer day or discovering the big 5. I also had the opportunity to travel around a little, to the Drakensberg and Mozambique, for example. Overall, it was an amazing experience and I would not want to miss it!