Work and Travel Australia by Monica Nava:
It´s really easy to love life in Sydney, people are really nice and welcoming. It is a multicultural country, I have met people from all around the world, and learn about their cultures and traditions. When we are far from home, as we don´t have our families near, friends become an essential part of life, and I can honestly say that I have met really good friends in this time.
Internship Ecuador by Brittney Lewis:
I loved my placement in the hospital so much and learning about a new culture by living it was amazing! I learned more than I ever could have imagined and I definitely feel as though this experience will help me in my future career plans.
Volunteer Costa Rica by Inga Hajdarowicz:
My volunteer program was one of the best experiences in my life! I had a chance to work with amazing women!
Internship Peru by Kelly Botteri:
This internship gave me so many opportunities to really work and learn about the public health system that I don’t think I would have had if I had done an internship in the U.S.
Work England by Marie-Claude Pepin:
I just want to add a thank you. With your help and the help of AIDE I had a life changing experience. I will never forget my experience in England. In fact my time there isn’t over. I’m moving there for 3 years to do a Bachelors Degree in Business.
Work England by Leah Hubbard:
Aside from missing home, I had such a fantastic time trying out the food, talking with the locals and traveling on my own.
Internship Costa Rica by Alex Cross:
I am having an amazing time!! I have only been here 1 month and I feel like these people are my family. I already plan to return to Montezuma some time in the near future In my opinion, this is a place that will change your life!
Volunteer Costa Rica by Sara Dellinger:
Overall, I had a very successful week. I was able to pause and deeply ponder the events of my life so far, to lose track of time while creating new hopes/goals for my future, to converse with inspiring people, and to revel in a language and culture different from my own. I think the best way to sum up this week is by quoting the words I recently discovered on a tiny slip of paper that had come from the inside a fortune cookie, “What you will discover will be yourself.”
Internship Peru by Michael Ladd:
If you want to get to know Cusco, June is the month to do it. Every day there are parties and festivals. It appears that the entire city is participating in some manner. It isn’t uncommon to see cusqueños chilling in traditional clothing, usually because they’ve either just finished dancing or they’ve been practicing. The whole city is colorful and full of great fun.
Another great thing about Peru is that not only are the Incan ruins amazing, but the landscape surrounding then are extremely impressive. From time to time, I look up and see the mountains that surround Cusco and I have to stop for a bit to admire it all. In Pukapukara we stopped to rest for a while and look at the view. Nick asked me, “You feel the peace?” Of course, there is much peace in these mountains, away from the daily things and busy city.
Internship Peru by Sam Dudley:
Peru was really great. I really enjoyed the whole experience. I loved being able to live with a normal family there in Cusco and to catch a glimpse of their everyday life. Since I’m kind of a homebody myself I love to do things at home with my family so in Cusco I got to do a lot with my host family.
Internship Vejer, Spain by Pat McGurrin:
The opportunity to immerse myself in a culture entirely unlike my own was unreal. Spain offered an escape from the American customs that I have always known and introduced me to the heart of Spanish culture. Vejer led me off the map into a small coastal town. The people were more than eager to help me better my Spanish skills, and wanted nothing more than a friendly chat in return. In no time I felt like a local.