volunteer student testimonials

It's a great experience--the people, the places, the events, the tasks. It's really unlike anything I've ever participated in. Getting to see awesome tourist locations, learning and taking classes about the country and a foreign language, making new friends, helping the community, earning college credit, eating new foods--all of that in one! I'd say it's hard to come by!

Sophia Z. - Volunteer, Heredia Global Impact, 2012 (Katy, TX)

This program has honestly changed my life. The experiences I´ve gone through during this program have given me the confidence to overcome any task I may have to complete. Additionally, my Spanish has improved tremendously since the start of this program. I feel much more comfortable conversing with others in Spanish, despite the fact that before this program I had never carried a conversation with someone in Spanish. If someone has a desire to learn a language, there is no better way to learn it than to visit a country that speaks it, and this program through ISA-HS provided me with that opportunity.

Jami R. - Volunteer, Heredia Global Impact, 2011 (Middleton, DE)

This volunteer experience definitely exceeded my expectations. I didn’t realize that it could be so intensive and yield such great results. The playground looks after just 2 short weeks of work. This volunteer experience taught me about putting in 110% effort for others and about responsibility to our community. Giving back to society is crucial, and Global Impact helped us to do this.

Melissa W. - Volunteer, Guanajuato Global Impact, 2010 (Newton, MA)

This volunteer experience has been a major part in changing how I look at things. Seeing what these girls don’t have and how little they do have is heart breaking. At the end of this week, the change will, with no doubt, make a difference in these girls’ lives. We are going to fix up their playground and make an album of our progress each day and pictures of us with them, so they can always look back upon this time. These girls are a special part of this world and I am so thankful that I get to be the one to make a difference. I am always going to remember these girls and what we were able to do for them.

Marissa A. - Volunteer, Guanajuato Global Impact, 2010 (Cherry Creek, CO)

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