Mairéad Hopkins is one of our ACCESS winners. She has spent 3 weeks in South Africa becoming completely immersed within the culture. In this blog, Mairead delves into the most prominent cultural learning experience to date. 

“It’s one planet yet worlds apart. Traveling alone is the best thing I have ever done. It’s allowed me to connect with people from every continent in the world in a short amount of time. When I first arrived in South Africa people would stare at me a lot but a simple smile or hug has opened limitless doors and developed friendships for life. It’s breaking cultural barriers and sharing love among all races of people and walks of life.”

About the Author:

Name: Mairéad Hopkins
Age: Over 18
Explored: South Africa