Galapagos volunteering a rewarding experience for Emma

Feeding giant tortoises and planting mangroves in the Galápagos Islands are some of the unique experiences Emma Georgiadis is gaining as a volunteer overseas.

Emma graduated from the University with a Bachelor of Media in 2007 while studying towards a law degree. She went on to add a Bachelor of Education to her list of qualifications. Since 2009 she has worked as a teacher at Saint Ignatius College in Adelaide.

Emma has taken six months off to travel and volunteer around the world and is currently in the Galápagos Islands, off the coast of Ecuador where she is teaching children from ages five to 13.

“It has been quite a challenge but a most rewarding experience,” says Emma.

Aside from teaching in the Galápagos Islands Emma has also been involved in conservation projects, which has included encounters with giant tortoises and planting trees and mangroves.

“My university studies opened up so many doors, providing me with many career options,” says Emma.

“I am happy that I have the opportunity to use my knowledge to help others, while also exploring my interests and following my passions. Above all, I now have the desire to be a life-long learner and see every experience as an opportunity to grow.”

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