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Review for Multinational Exchange for Sustainable Agriculture (MESA), Berkeley, CA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

My first connection with MESA was to host Juan from Peru in my home for the year he would spend in the US as a participant in the MESA program. Juan worked full time through the MESA program but did not stop increasing his learning with that. He spent time at the library, brought home videos to learn the the art of cooking and was always ready to lend a hand, join in an adventure and generally make the most of his time in the US. Juan has big plans and is grounded in reality. Clearly a special person, yet after attending some of the MESA dinners I found that those who are brought into the program are all as determined to maximize their potential for the benefit of their homeland. I learned much from Juan with a foreigners perspective on my culture. I am now hosting another MESA participant from Ecuador. What a great learning opportunity MESA provides for us in the US by bringing these amazing people here so eager to learn, share and build a better global society.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

engage more people in this program.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

Role:  General Member of the Public