Last year, the Grimshaw Trips Leaders organised some fantastic student delegations across the globe reaching countries such as Cambodia and Ukraine. This year, all Grimshaw members have the opportunity to be a trip leader.
This is the opportunity to lead a student delegation to a country of your interest and speak to a range of diplomats, politicians and journalists etc whilst there. A Grimshaw Club trip is usually a mix of formal meetings with various organisations and optional visits to tourist sites in the chosen country/countries. The trip itself can be to one country or to various countries.
The Grimshaw trip to Geneva was fun as well as being informative. There was the fun of exploring a new city and experiencing Swiss culture. Ultimately, the Grimshaw trip is unlike any other because of the many Organisations that you get to visit. My personal highlights include visiting the UN Headquarters and UN High Commission for Refugees where civil servants told us about their personal experience working for International Government Agencies. The trip allowed me to think more clearly about what field of international politics I would most likely pursue.
As a trip leader, one has the unique chance to shape trip the way that you think it should be; thus giving you and your fellow students the opportunity to gain different perspectives of the country that you are visiting.
If you are interested in becoming a Grimshaw Trip Leader, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org for more advice on contacting organisations, working out logistics and the full requirements of being a trips leader.