A lot of us may still be adapting to the current situation we’re living in. Plans may be postponed until a later date and we may have to change the ways we keep in touch with friends and family.
Despite these trying times though, there are still a lot of reasons to have hope for the future. Life will return to normal, and when it does, we will have a renewed sense of passion and inspiration to share with the world around us.
But why wait until this passes to make the world a better place?
Even though you may be stuck at home right now, you can still be a global citizen and improve the lives of those around you without leaving your living room. Here are 6 creative ways to be a global citizen at home.
Learn a new language
When you learn a new language, you open yourself up to experiencing new cultures and meeting new people from around the world. It’s an exciting challenge to learn another language, and you’ll reap the benefits of doing it for the rest of your life. There are a lot of great language learning apps you can use at home to start learning a language today!
Get inspired by the world around you
You may have a lot of free time right now, and it’s the perfect opportunity to learn more about other countries and cultures! Do you dream of walking along the canals in Brugge, Belgium or exploring the beautiful beaches of Mexico? Now’s the perfect time to read more about these dream destinations!
Celebrate a holiday from another country
Whether it’s dressing up and learning a new dance, singing a traditional song in a foreign language, or cooking a new type of food, there are a lot of different ways to celebrate different holidays from around the world. Now is a great opportunity to bring these celebrations into your own home!
Find a cause you’re passionate about
Part of the Up With People experience is volunteering alongside the local communities we visit. Partnering with local schools, communities, agencies, and NGOs, we support a wide variety of causes throughout the year. While you’re at home, you can find a cause you’re passionate about and discover ways to make a difference in the world.
Hone your skills and talents
There are a lot of benefits to the performing arts. Without most of the distractions of daily life, now is the perfect time to be productive by practicing your talents. The world is waiting to see you perform, so make sure you’re ready for the spotlight!
Stay in contact through social media
With social media, it’s easier now than ever to stay in contact with the ones we love. And now it’s especially important that we help each other stay positive by growing our community and inspiring hope in others! Get involved with Up With People’s social media activities!
There are a lot of ways to connect with the world from your very own home. Discovering and pursuing your passions, exploring the world around you, and connecting with your community in new ways are just a few ideas.
Spreading hope and positivity will help us get through this difficult time. When life returns to normal, we’ll get back to traveling and making the world a better place through volunteering and the arts!
Guest Post by Chad Emery
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Topics: Volunteering Abroad
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