Taty, Jenny, Angel, Fowzia and Anayah are back from their service-learning immersion programs in Panama, Costa Rica, and Puerto Rico!
Check out what our Student Fellows were able to do thanks to your support.
Anayah - "I learned a lot during my travels in Panama, but mostly through my homestay family who I spent the most time with. I learned to stay aware of the things and people that I am working for. To look for home in people and tranquility."
Taty - "In Kuna Yala, as well as San Juan, I was always surrounded by smiling faces. Nobody worked alone - if there was work to be done teams would form and they would conquer the task. The people in Panama lived up to the saying 'teamwork makes the dream work.'"
Fowzia - "The culture stuck out to me the most. There was music and dance everywhere. And the people were always laughing and talking in Spanish. It was just beautiful to watch and see."
Angel - "Kuna Yala really stuck with me. I loved the way the Kuna were so full of life and peaceful. They made each other happy and were content with that. It really makes me think about what I should be doing rather than focusing on the internet or newest technology. I realized that I really need to get out and enjoy life."
Jenny - "I loved my homestay family and working with the community. I got to learn more in-depth about their lives in Costa Rica. It was nice to experience living with actual locals and being involved in their work and lifestyle."
Circle of Writers
Our Student Fellows begin this three-week travel writing course to reflect on some of their most impactful experiences abroad, to create a polished, written piece.
Bring it Home Service Projects: Having learned about community engagement, local issues, and service work, our students bring new inspiration and skills to their home community, creating or collaborating to positively impact local issues.