Social work apprenticeships are a great way to combine further education with real work experience and deliver a practical approach to training new professionals in the field. Apprentices gain both a degree in social work and practical experience allowing them to develop the knowledge, skills and behaviour required to become a social worker. Here is a list of 5 social work apprenticeships. The Open University- Social Worker Degree Apprenticeship The Open University is a leading university for flexible, innovative and world-leading research in over 100…Continue Reading “5 Social Work Apprenticeships in England”

SayABC is a one of many Chinese companies which teaches English to children, of 5-12 years old, using an online platform and native English speakers. Lessons The set-up is pretty simple, you will teach using a programme, which you install on your computer, and you will have 1-4 students in your virtual classroom. There is also a white board in the virtual classroom, which you and the children can draw on. The power point slideshow for each lesson is provided by SayABC so planning time…Continue Reading “Online ESL Teaching with SayABC”

The first time I visited Mexico, I came for a summer university course at Tec de Monterrey Cuernavaca. The course was just 5 short weeks and I knew I would return to Mexico. A year later I finished my degree and moved to Cuernavaca, a small city just an hour South of Mexico City. Since then I have been working online, volunteering with a foundation called Colegio Berea, learning Spanish and enjoying everything about Mexican culture. There are a lot of differences between my life…Continue Reading “Moving to Mexico”

In Tepotzlán you’ll find restaurants, bars, cafes, beautiful coloured buildings, authentic Mexican markets full of amazing food and a pretty challenging hike to the remains of Tepozteco temple. The town is about 40 minutes away from Mexico City and an hour away from Cuernavaca where we took the bus from outside the Adolfo Lópes Mateos market for just 20MXN. Once we arrived we visited the market which you can find on the main street near the cathedral. The food market has a lot of traditional…Continue Reading “A Guide to Tepotzlán, Mexico”

You can get a lot done in three days in Copenhagen and also spend a lot of money. The best thing about the city is that all the tourist attractions are within walking or cycling distance. So our relaxing city break turned into a full blown walking holiday. We arrived early on Wednesday and took the metro from the airport to the Kongens Nytorv and had the pleasure of walking along Nyhavn on our way to the Bedwood Hostel. The location of this hostel in…Continue Reading “3-day Itinerary for Copenhagen, Denmark”

Zurich is a small city with a lot of character. The architecture reminds me of ski chalets and, with the mountains just a train ride away, you can even go skiing for a day just outside the city as part of your weekend away. There is also a wealth of museums and galleries within the city. The Kunsthaus is one of the biggest galleries featuring modern art, classical modernism and an impressive collection on illusionism. I visited the exhibition on Abraham Cruzvillegas, the Mexican artist,…Continue Reading “Things To Do on a Weekend in Zurich, Switzerland”

Angloville is a company which specialises in providing full English language immersion. Participants are given speaking sessions throughout the day and in just a week can make vast improvements in fluency. Volunteers receive the opportunity to see some of the sights in Warsaw and free accommodation during the programme. I spent one week with Angloville as a volunteer on their adult programme. These sessions involve full days of working with participants to improve their conversation skills and the intensity of the programme really provides results….Continue Reading “Volunteering with Angloville in Warsaw, Poland”

Cartagena was one of my favourite places to visit during my time in Colombia and you can explore a lot of surrounding islands and beaches from this city. Firstly, we decided to take a trip to the incredible floating hostel Casa en el Agua which is located a couple of hours away from Cartagena by boat. But a couple of hours can become six if you travel during choppy conditions. After getting soaked by the waves and enduring a lot of painful bumps along the way, we…Continue Reading “Cartagena and Surrounding Islands, Colombia”

I took a chiva (colourful Colombian bus) from my home in Santa Veronica to Santa Marta near Tyrona national park to continue exploring the Caribbean coast. The chiva took me as far as the nearest city, Barranquilla, for just 4,000 pesos (£1.11) and took a minibus from there to Santa Marta for 20,000 pesos (£5.62). The entire journey took about 4 hours to cover a pretty large stretch of the coast. Having been to Santa Marta a few times, I’ve stayed in a couple of…Continue Reading “More on the Caribbean Coast of Colombia: Santa Marta, Costeno Beach and Taganga”

Minca is a tiny village just outside of Santa Marta and close to Tyrona national park. It’s a must see for anyone exploring this area. The place to stay is Casa Elemento, a now pretty well know hostel. Well know because of one giant hammock overlooking the vast Colombian jungle, the perfect spot to sit back and take it all in. Casa Elemento boasts ‘Farm fresh food, craft beer on tap, climbing wall and high ropes course as well as dorms, hammocks and private cabanas’….Continue Reading “The Caribbean Coast of Colombia: Tyrona National Park and Minca”