I had a desire to travel abroad this summer, plus continue to help people.
It was a faculty lead program from the University of Alabama, called Service Learning in the Dominican Republic.
Scholarships covered my whole trip.
The importance of knowing the host country language and how even in a short amount of time you are making a different.
I was able to continue help and serve. I practiced a lot of Spanish and I am getting better at it.
Jumping of a cliff in a cave in 19 ft. of water.
The first time I studied abroad, it lead me to want to help other minorities abroad. I started a campaign at my school to push study abroad and I have continued to do this on my current job as an admission counselor. My recent volunteering abroad has continue to fuel my passion to spread awareness about studying abroad to minorities. It has also lead me to learn as many languages as I can
Yes the Mariposa foundation is a great place to volunteer. The Dominican Republic is also a beautiful place.
Be prepared to work very hard and enjoy the moment.