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Planning gapyear....help? - January 11th 2009, 03:05 PM

So i've been planning my gap year.

I've spoken and been accepted to the organisation, and am doing a year in ethiopia in an orphanage.

But raising money is a problem. I'm looking to get funding/sponsors from people/companies as well fundraising money.

Plus i'm getting really scared. I'm pretty certain i'm only going to do 6months now, as a year is such a long time.

I dont want to spend that long away from my bf...but then i dont want to be held back by something that may not work out.

Plus need more information. What injections will i need? Internet access? Whats the shops like in the center? Whats postal service like?

How do i find this stuff out?


   
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Re: Planning gapyear....help? - January 11th 2009, 03:27 PM

You'll probably need to see a doctor or check an official website or contact someone who would know in order to know what injections you will need. I don't know about the other stuff. My guess is would be to contact someone who either is there or who has been there.



   
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Re: Planning gapyear....help? - January 11th 2009, 04:18 PM

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So i've been planning my gap year.

I've spoken and been accepted to the organisation, and am doing a year in ethiopia in an orphanage.

But raising money is a problem. I'm looking to get funding/sponsors from people/companies as well fundraising money.

Plus i'm getting really scared. I'm pretty certain i'm only going to do 6months now, as a year is such a long time.

I dont want to spend that long away from my bf...but then i dont want to be held back by something that may not work out.

Plus need more information. What injections will i need? Internet access? Whats the shops like in the center? Whats postal service like?

How do i find this stuff out?
You request more information from the organization you plan to work with. You will most likely need to get immunizations (e.g. hepatitis B, etc). As for internet access, it really depends on where you will be living in Ethiopia. Seeing as though you will be working in an orphanage, I assume you will be in a rural area that most likely does not have internet access. You need to contact your organization to get more information. Find out the province/city/town you will be traveling to and do some research on it.

As for long-distance relationships, if you and your boyfriend put in the effort, it will work out. This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity that you should take!


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Re: Planning gapyear....help? - January 12th 2009, 10:12 AM

Thanks for the replies. I will speak to the person who i'm organising it with this week. I'm just really panicking now. Need to raise the money somehow. Have picked up extra work, but only so much i can do as am in college


   
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