The refugee crisis in Europe has entered the global spotlight in recent months, but it has been going on for far longer than that. This is the story of how a gap year led to an intimate, in-depth perspective on the largest human mass migration since World War II, and what we can all take away from those affected.
Lindsay is 18 years old and from Vancouver, BC. In 2014-15, she took a gap year to travel and work. Lindsay spent a month and a half volunteering at a refugee camp in Germany before continuing on with her travels. She’s currently studying International Economics at the University of British Columbia with the hopes of entering the international development sector post-graduation. In her free time, she enjoys writing and photographing the world around her.
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