Category: Alumni Network

Alumni Network

The People who Change our Lives When we Travel

When we travel, we often remember the people and stories that changed our lives. I’ve been lucky to meet a number of such people in my adventures around the world. In the moment and days and sometimes weeks after a trip, I can’t stop thinking

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Alumni Network

Unlearning and Learning How to Travel with OG

An interview with Reid Hey Hey! My name is Reid, and I am from the United States! More specifically, I’m from Montana and even though it’s the fourth largest state in acres, it’s 44th in population.  Back in 2017, I went on the Peru: Secrets

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Alumni Network

To Peru: An OG Journey with Caroline

Hi there! My name is Caroline Wiechers and I am a 23 year old travel lover living in Toronto, Ontario! I am a musical theatre performer here in the city, and when I’m not singing, dancing, or acting I love reading, admiring dogs, and listening

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Alumni Network

Mindful Consumerism – Guatemala with Gillian

We talked to Gillian  to hear about her OG adventure in Guatemala in 2018. Here are the highlights of her program, tips for travel and reflections!  My name is Gillian Fairles, and I’m from Ontario Canada. I am a culinary management student, but my other

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South Asia

Mind and Body with Emma in India

an interview with Emma, by Caroline W Last week, we sat down with Megan to hear about her Adventure in Guatemala. We’re back with another interview with an OG Alum – Emma! Here’s what she had to say about her time in India with us…

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Alumni Network

Megan’s Adventure in Guatemala – New Perspectives

an interview with Megan, by Caroline W We recently chatted with Megan about her OG trip to Guatemala on Guatemala: Extreme in 2015. It was an action-packed program, and with a little time to process it and reflect, here’s what she had to say! Caroline:

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OG Headquarters

It All Starts with a Cow: 2016 Alumni Project Fund Winner

This is a story of a badass group of women in Kenya leading the charge to create change within their community.
Pamoja Tuinuke, a farmers empowerment program based out of Nyeri, was united and founded by women-led self-help groups spread across thirty-eight communities to address local issues. These women are actively solving problems with innovative solutions while simultaneously serving as an example to young girls and other women around them to assume leadership positions.

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Alumni Network

Introducing the Alumni Action Team

OG has a wicked, vibrant, incomparable crew of alumni and this year, they’ve come together to truly mobilize our groundswell of backpacktivists from all corners of the globe. What does this secretive, yet loud, team of travel-crazy volunteers do? They are here to build OG’s first

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Human OG
Alumni Network

Operation: Alumni

This is a big one. OGHQ and some alumni who just can’t let it go have been up all night all around North America – in coffee shops, rec centers, cozy beds with dogs and even at work – to reconnect you with OG and

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