Off To Nepal!!

Joseph Olson Start Date: Sep 18, 2016 - End Date: Feb 4, 2017

My Travel Story

by: Joseph Olson Start Date: Sep 18, 2016 - End Date: Feb 4, 2017
Hello everyone!! My name is Max Olson and I am currently taking a gap year with the hopes of experiencing an amazing volunteer opportunity. offers possible volunteers with the incredible opportunity of spending five weeks in Nepal, teaching Buddhist monks how to speak the English language. I have recently become fascinated by the Buddhist faith and Asian culture so when this opportunity provided itself I was quick to get involved in any way possible. I would like a moment of your time to explain how this trip has the potential to change both my life and the lives of others.

  I hope to make a difference in my community by building a bridge between the linguistic gaps that exists within the Nepalese/English cultures. I believe that volunteer work is one of the most pure forms that we as humans can connect with others as it allows us to experience life in one of the most compassionate ways possible. Nepal was an easy choice for me as the opportunities for personal growth through this volunteer opportunity are literally endless.


 Unfortunately, volunteering for many college students can be difficult as costs are high. I am calling on my friends and family as a means of support to make this dream a reality. Goals are not meant to be reached easily but through tremendous hard work and vigorous determination I truly believe that all dreams are possible. Thank you so much for taking the time to read my message and I wish all the best!!