As Emma Jaffe has left to spend eight months travelling around the world, she will spend some of her time in volunteer work.
Jaffe, who has completed her first year in international development studies at McGill University, left on Wednesday.
“Travelling will help broaden my perspective,” she said. “I definitely think I’ll learn a lot.”
In Delhi, India, she will stay with a host family and spend three weeks working with street children.
The volunteer work is through International Volunteer Headquarters.
This is not Jaffe’s first international experience. When she was in Grade 11, she was an exchange student in Costa Rica through Education First.
“I think it’s something I’ll be doing for the rest of my life,” she said of international travel.
While she is away, she also hopes to work with children or at orphanages in Peru or Ecuador.
She is asking anyone with information on other international volunteer organizations to contact her at Emma.Jaffe@hotmail.com.