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Swaziland Introductions Update from Shewula

The Shewula community are moving ahead with the plan to introduce 6 giraffe into the Shewula Nature Reserve using funds from Quest Overseas volunteers.  They’ve had a series of meetings with the community and the chiefs inner council. The rules have been finalized and now the document must be signed by the chief after a […]

First Team update Bolivia GAP 1

Days 1-4, here is the first edition of many quest blogs……esperamos! So much has happened already so we thought we would just fill you in on the minor details.  Right, where do we start? Miami. Those of us on the team flight had to endure possibly the worst journey imaginable – a nine hour wait […]

Hello from the Villa Maria school

Our Villa Maria project has a special place in all of the hearts of the volunteers which have worked there. This is a short video from the kids at the Quest Overseas school to say hello and thanks for coming. Click here to learn how to join our Villa Maria Team in February.

Quest Overseas Christmas Office Hours

For those of you which decide to take a break from over indulgence and yet another family board game, and start to plan your gap year or summer adventure during the Christmas break, you might be interested to know when you can get in touch with us: Christmas Office Opening Hours Wednesday 23rd December: 9am-6pm […]

Top Gear tackles Bolivia

You may have been glued to the tele over Christmas in which case you’ve probably already seen it. If not though, warm up your iPlayer and watch the latest Top Gear episode, where they head out to Bolivia and take on the challenge to drive from the Amazon to the Pacific. There will be a […]

Mini Olympics in Villa Maria, Peru

With the Peruvian summer holidays upon us, it’s time to start the fun and games in Villa Maria for the thousands of kids out there. For the past few years now, the traditional first event of the summer is the “Mini Olympics” which take place at our school there. The above video shows some highlights […]

Mt. Meru conquered and added to Africa Exped

Mt. Meru lies just outside the city of Arusha in Tanzania.  It is the third largest mountain in sub saharan Africa (after Mt. Kenya and Kilimanjaro) and is an active stratovolcano.  The climb takes a taxing 3 days to reach the summit at 4562.13m over steep rocky terrain.  The views of the ash crater and […]

IMPORTANT – website bug affecting applications

The Quest Overseas website has been experiencing a minor bug recently relating to our ‘apply now’ pages.  We are currently working to correct the problem.  If you have recently filled in an online application please contact us to confirm that we have received it. UK office phone 9am – 6pm Monday to Friday +44 (0)1273 […]

Andy’s guide to photography part 2

This week we are starting with some simple terminology that will greatly affect how you go about taking any photo.  It doesn’t mater what kind of camera you have the same principles apply. Shutter speed – the length of time the shutter is open for.  The longer it is open the more light is let […]

165 Travel Grants on offer

Anyone taking a gap year next year and planning a structured placement as part of their year may want to consider applying for support from the Allan and Nesta Ferguson Charitable Trust. Each year they provide up to 165 grants of £300 each to gap year students. Applications should be made before the start of […]