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Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Do a Raleigh Expedition

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Thinking about joining a Raleigh Expedition? You’re in the right spot to learn more. Almost convinced? Well, here are some reasons why a Raleigh Expedition is the toughest but best thing you’ll do. Join us for an unforgettable journey of growth and adventure.

8 Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Do a Raleigh Expedition?

If you’re thinking of joining a Raleigh Expedition, be warned – it’s not for the faint hearted. In fact, it’s likely to turn your life upside down. Not everybody wants to change their life, so consider these our reasons NOT to join a Raleigh Expedition.

1. There Will Be No 5-Star Accommodation

But how about 5 million star accommodation instead?! Trade in hotel beds for nights under the stars. You will be camping in stunning locations and hear the sounds of the African bush or the Costa Rican rainforest while you sleep out in the wild.

2. It’ll Break Your Heart When You Leave

With great love comes great heartbreak. Joining a Raleigh Expedition is full of many incredible moments and opportunities, it can be difficult to leave. The end of Expedition is usually a moment full of tears and emotions, but that is only a sign of just how incredible the experience really is.

3. You Might End Up With A New Best Friend

Nothing creates greater bonds than conquering an adventure trek together and completing an impactful Expedition project. These are the recipes which form incredible and long-lasting friendships. It may be hard to leave these friends behind, but think about how amazing it is to make connections from all around the world! You’ll also always have people to visit when you travel to new countries.

4. You Get FOMO When You Can’t See Other’s Instagram

Do you need to be connected to your social media feed at all times? Then Expedition is not for you. On Expedition you will escape the pressure of social media trends on a digital detox. You will disconnect from the online world and connect with the real world instead, living and working in remote areas where real people and nature will become your world.

5. You Will Question Your Path in Life

Stepping away from everyday routines and into a different world can open up your mind and perspectives to careers and routes you never thought of before. After 10 weeks in the African bush or Costa Rican rainforest, it may change your view of that office job or grad scheme. Opening your world to new opportunities might present you with some curveballs, but you can bet they will all lead you to great things.

6. You Might Get Addicted

There is something about Raleigh which brings many Venturers back time and time again. Donning that Raleigh backpack to embark on an adventure trek and meaningful projects can give you the buzz you need to move forward in life. So if you want to do it again – why not?! Raleigh addiction only gives you more opportunities to grow and to create even more impact where it counts.

7. You Can See it All on TikTok Anyway

Sure, experiencing travel through TikTok and Instagram might save you a lot of time and money, but it’s got nothing on the real thing. Stop scrolling and liking, and start experiencing! Your travel adventures will also give you the chance to detox from the online world.

8. It’ll Ruin Your Home Life

It’s hard to get back to home life after you’ve been out on an expedition. You might get used to being around friends 24/7 or get used to the bush and jungle cuisines. This can make coming home a challenge. But, this challenge only shows you how much you have developed on expedition and how incredible your experience was. It’s a small payoff for an amazing and impactful adventure.

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Consultation call

Whether you have a specific question or want to discuss which Expedition is right for you, schedule a call with a member of the team at a time convenient to you. 

Join an info event

On our monthly online info events, we’ll tell you all about Expedition. Have your questions answered, meet other volunteers and find out what Expedition is really like from an alumni.

Download a guide

Find out all about Raleigh International and Expedition in our helpful information guide.