How multilingualism improves your brain

Knowing a second language is more than just a handy skill for travelling abroad. It makes you smarter in general. Natacha Partouns knows all about it because she is completely bilingual and studying to be a professional translator. So, what better person is there to tell us how being multilingual improves your brain? Ever since I can … Continue reading How multilingualism improves your brain

Volunteering in Peru: A year of being inspired

Before I came to HOOP in May 2015, I was sure of one thing: that I wasn’t sure where I’d go next. And that was just how I liked it. Long story short, I was at a point in my life where I was ready to explore new avenues and have new adventures, instead of … Continue reading Volunteering in Peru: A year of being inspired

Volunteering: What does it mean?

As today is International Volunteer Day 2015, we decided to ask a couple of our volunteers what volunteering means to them. Join us in celebrating the incredibly important work volunteers do on local, national and international levels. Michelle Cartier-Archambault: “Everyone has their own reasons to volunteer, but when money is not involved and you’re willing to give … Continue reading Volunteering: What does it mean?

Past HOOPsters: Where are they now?

We like to think your time at HOOP can have a big impact on who you are and where you’re going. For some people at least, volunteering is a time when you are working out what to do with your life – or getting experience in something you already know you want to do forever. … Continue reading Past HOOPsters: Where are they now?

A day in the life of… Academic Coordinator

As well as having tonnes of great volunteers teaching English, HOOP has a small team of interns helping behind the scenes. One of them is Rhona Mackay (21) from the UK. Rhona made the awesome decision of doing a year abroad as part of her degree (in Hispanic studies and History), and joined HOOP as … Continue reading A day in the life of… Academic Coordinator