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Review for Au Sable Institute, Grand Rapids, MI, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

After attending AuSable I changed my Environmental minor to a major. I was blow away by the learning opportunity and connections I made with other students and professors. Finally, a cross denominational christian and science institution; taking two of my personal loves and showing the world that yes, they can thrive together. And I kept coming back, because what better way to learn than with small, hands on classes taught by excellent professors that can teach you things far beyond their field of specialty. And you living along side these professors and their families, along with your new found friends who how else would you ever have them. It really is a one in a million type of interaction.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

my personal knowledge and commitment to environmental stewardship, Christian faith and bringing the two together.

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

search for ways to ensure the availability of the opportunity to attend for more students. financial limitations are like an elephant in the room.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

meeting people with whom I have an immediate connection and furthering my self and my friendships by learning more together.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

really fun, engaged in the world and us (students), passionate about what they do (even if it is shelving books in the library), dependable and hard working.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

fully realize their goal of serving all age groups in the nearby communities and the community of colleges. Most importantly, be able to continue to provide the service it does.

Ways to make it better...

I could go full time :) And if they had a traveling kitchen; I got really tired of sandwiches for lunch.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

changing financial situations of students/families and of the AuSable institution itself.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About once a year

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?


Role:  Client Served & Student over three summers at the Michigan and Washington Campus.