The Winter Olympic Games in PyeongChang are all the rage right now. The excitement of the competitions and ceremonies dominate the headlines, and I can’t help but wonder about the experience of being there to take it all in. There’s been only one thought on my mind since February 9: why am I not there?
Beyond the competitions themselves, being at the Olympics must be quite an experience to have. After all, where else are people from 190+ countries together in the same place at the same time? The biggest deterrent is, of course, the costs involved in getting to South Korea, or Japan for the 2020 Summer Games.
Travel, lodging, tickets — heading to the Olympics is nothing short of expensive as hell. But there is another way to get there, and have most of your expenses (aside from travel) taken care of: volunteer.
That’s right. You can volunteer to work at the Olympics. Think about it: the people, the culture, the parties, and of course, the events themselves. It’s an experience like no other (and just think about the Instagram post possibilities). Here’s the lowdown: