"Knowing there is compassion and international support for your cause gives you hope that the problems you work towards alleviating will in fact get better in time."
By Chrissy Beluk
The end of London was nothing short of a whirlwind. There was a unanimous agreement that the month had simply flown by way too quickly. Looking back at it now, I think the reason our group was sad to leave was because of how truly welcomed we felt at our host organizations. London is without a doubt a fabulous city, but the connections and people we met throughout our time was what really made it special.
Cultivate London, where I completed my internship, could not have been kinder explaining everything, from the ins and outs of their social enterprise to basic gardening 101. I’m not just leaving London with some cool knowledge on how to grow organic lettuce, but with lasting friendships. I feel lucky I’ve been able to connect and engage on an international level for environmental community causes I care deeply about, but even more so knowing I’ve met people with a similar passion.
For my peers, specifically in Human Services/social change work, knowing there is compassion and international support for your cause gives you hope that the problems you work towards alleviating will in fact get better in time. And although not a direct predictable outcome of the dialogue, I think that’s a pretty awesome takeaway. Definitely an exciting one as I now enter this very new post-NU life.
Cheers to the next adventure!