Bringing change to the world, one life at a time.

Brittany North Start Date: Sep 18, 2016 - End Date: Mar 17, 2017
  • Kathmandu Metropolitan City, Central Development Region, Nepal

My Travel Story

by: Brittany North Start Date: Sep 18, 2016 - End Date: Mar 17, 2017
Hey! My name's Brittany. I'm 23 years old and currently in school studying to become a registered nurse. I live in the beautiful city of Vancouver, B.C. and spend most of my free time in the gym, exploring the outdoors or creating memories with my friends and family.

For as long as I can remember I have loved helping people. Seeing the smile across someone's face or any other expression of their gratitude when you do something for them, is the single best feeling in the world. Whether it comes from helping others accomplish something, repairing something that's causing grief or sadness, or even just listening someone when they need to be heard, I will never say no when I think that I can lend a hand.

My aspiration in life is to spread my positive energy, love, compassion and determination across every interaction and relationship I have. I want to be a nurse that travels the world and makes it a better place. I am going to do this by making very small changes and progress in every day, in every city, and every soul that I meet!

I did my first humanitarian trip in Ecuador, South America back in 2012, where I spent a month of my summer building houses with a group of students for a small community in that country. The ways in which that trip inspired me I can't even begin to explain. But I knew that in that moment, that was what I was meant to do. Ever since that trip I have been working towards bettering myself, going to school to get a nursing degree, and planning my next humanitarian trip.

I'm thrilled to say that I will be traveling to Katmandu, Nepal in April 2017! I will spend 3 weeks there in between my semesters in an orphanage and monastery teaching the children English and working with them on an other community development projects that they have. I know that my impact in their lives may be small, but it is no less significant. I will learn from them just as much as they will learn from me.
  • Kathmandu Metropolitan City, Central Development Region, Nepal