Ole Rick-Riksen


Recently graduated from UWC Maastricht and eager to make a change for the future and experience the future topics of his BSc in real life, he decided the best way to do that is to travel to Galapagos. After many great field trips and a great deal of knowledge gained, he will soon be starting his BSc minor of Economics & Policy at Wageningen University & Research, which focuses on economics and economic policy analysis, relating to typical issues such as food, environment, rural development, and land management. Being able to combine both his fields of interest in nature and economics has enabled him to enjoy his stay as much as he has.


Leaving my mark in the Galapagos as a GV2050 volunteer!

Freshly graduated from school and ready to plan my gap year ahead, just before starting my college studies, I thought, what could bring me a once-in-a-lifetime experience? I love to volunteer, I did...


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