July 12, 2011
When I went to Costa Rica with Globe Aware this summer I had the most enlightening experience. I went to the Orosi Valley there, and had the best volunteer vacation of my life. Now, this place wasn't where most would spend a typical vacation. The Orosi Valley opened my eyes to people that actually had to struggle for simple things that I usually take for granted. I have heard that volunteering relieves stress, and what better way to do that than by vacationing to volunteer? Globe Aware combined the two aspects very well, so although I ate delicious food and had wonderful living conditions, I felt even better knowing that I was helping others. It was just a lot of fun! I also got to be immersed in a completely different culture and language. It is never too late to learn something new, and that is definitely what I did on my trip. I plan on traveling again with Globe Aware next summer. Totally worth it.
I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...
I helped create the results, that is what the volunteers do. We get assigned a project and watch it come to life after a week.
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If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...
I did not really have any problems with them, and I would say make the trips longer, but I already know they allow extensions.
Volunteer & I helped with farming and made a shed for a garden.