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Camille Zwaan

Where did you grow up?
I grew up between the mountains of Salida in Colorado and the Southern coast of France, switching between the two places every six months.
Where do you call home now?
I like to say “home is where the tent is”, as I live mostly on the road! Boulder, Colorado is my base camp and point of return.
Year started at Global Works?
What’s your favorite part about leading trips?
Seeing friendships and community form.
What’s something you can’t live without while you are traveling?
My journal — practical to jot down new vocabulary, important notes, process all those thoughts and experiences and play tick tack toe.
Tell us about a favorite memory from a trip you have taken
Spending the Vietnamese New Year in northern Vietnam with a local family and exploring the surrounding mountains by motorbike.
Where is your favorite place you have traveled to?
Too many amazing places to pick a favorite! Tasmania, Australia is pretty high on the list though.
Fun fact, special talent, or favorite memory
I can juggle!
What do you like to do in your free time?
Anything involving nature and the outdoors, drinking tea, reading, cooking, dancing (swing & blues) and volunteering to fight for eco-social justice. And travel of course!
What languages do you speak?
I speak English, French, Spanish and a bit of German.
If you had to give one piece of advice or words of encouragement to someone on their first travel experience, what would it be?
Find humour in discomfort and stretching your limits — attitude is everything!
Tell us why you are excited for this year’s trip!
I am excited to reconnect with my country again after so many years and share all it has to offer with Global Works students (specifically the cheese).