Our May/June 2019 trips are full wrapped up and preparations for next year’s challenges are in full swing. On average, this year’s trips received an overall rating of 9.3/10, However, there’s always room for improvement! In this blog, we’ve put together our five greatest takeaways from our 2019 challenges.
“Life’s not about the big events. It’s about everything and everybody in-between.” Here’s one of our recent trekkers from UConn, Zack Stone, talking about his experience climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro in May 2019.
Our team recently sat down and revisited what our core values are as a company and how we’re making strides to provide much more than just an international challenge for our student participants.
Whether you’re a seasoned Choose a Challenge trekker or independent traveler in your own right, there are a lot of opportunities to use the photos, blogs, videos and experiences you’ve collected into tangible tools to help you build your own professional and social media brand. Here’s our staff’s short list of tips to help you turn travel content that you already have into a marketable asset.
In this month’s newsletter, we reveal the details of our annual content competition and how to enter if you trekked with us in May 2019. Plus other ways you can get your content featured!
Our team is constantly taking on new team members. We deep dived in on what it is which makes the foundations of a good team. Whether your looking for a student leadership position or a graduate job, this post gives you an insight into what it it that Choose a Challenge look for when building new teams.
Real student feedback from our May 2019 trips. We’ll have more feedback on the way, but here were some of our favorite testimonials from some of our teams:
Who doesn’t love a good photo to share on social media? We sure do! After recently visiting Peru herself, Gabby has compiled the most Instagram-worthy places in Cusco.
You made it! You’re here, your bags are packed and you’ve planned ahead for almost everything…except maybe a little extra time on your hands. Here’s our staff’s top five picks on how to keep yourself occupied at the airport.
The Tanzanian Government has instituted a ban on the "import, export, manufacture, selling, storing, distribution, supply, possession and use" of plastic bags and plastic wrappings. We debrief what you need to know and how it will affect packing for your Mt. Kilimanjaro trip.
In the spirit of our company value to create communities, we make it a point to meet those in our program as much as we can. Recently, we set off on a road trip to visit some of the campuses we work on in upstate NY. Not only did this give us the opportunity with students in our program in-person, but it also gave us the chance to see some truly amazing places along the way!
It’s departure season all over again at Choose a Challenge USA and for a lot of our travelers. This means preparing for what, for many, will be their first large scale adventure travel event taking place in a foreign country.
Have friends and family that want to see how you're doing and where you are along your trek? Check out our social media guide on how you and your loved ones can be informed at all times while you're abroad on your adventure.
You’ve made it all the way until the day of your trip departure, now all you need to do is prepare for your day of travel. This post dives into all the important things to keep in mind so that you have an enjoyable — and comfortable — experience at the airport.
Applying for a visa to your trip to Tanzania or Nepal can seem overwhelming. In this blog, we outline everything to know before you get started.
In this month’s newsletter, we discuss how our team sat down and revisited what the core values of Choose a Challenge are and how we’re making strides to provide much more than just an international challenge to our student participants.
Last month our CEO, Simon, had the opportunity to attend the IMPACT National Conference in Charlottesville, Virginia, a four-day, action packed event held annually around the country. Here is his recap on the conference and what he hopes to bring back to the Choose a Challenge team.
In this month’s newsletter we’re giving you all the ways you can get involved with us here at Choose a Challenge. Whether it’s becoming a leader for your campus or taking a part-time job with us to help recruit students to take on one of our adventures you’ve taken on before, we’ve got you covered.
Getting the gear you need for your upcoming trek can be really exciting, but sometimes it is hard to know where to start. To give you a hand in finding the equipment you need, we’ve put together a list of what we think is some of the most essential gear you’ll need to look out for.
You’re in Edinburgh to run a marathon but you still have plenty of time to explore the city, so what do you do? Don’t worry, not only are there several unbelievable activities to take part in in this historic city, but we have also gone ahead and compiled some of our favorites for you!