5 Great Reasons Not to Miss Out on GSC’s Summer Volunteer Programs

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Summer will be here sooner than you think! Past GSC volunteers weigh in on the five reasons why you should spend your summer on one of GSC’s service-learning programs in Cambodia or Tanzania.

GSC offers 2-12 week service-learning opportunities for students and non-students alike. With start dates every month, GSC has a range of programs to fit every age group, interest and skill set. Many of our volunteer programs are cross functional in nature (e.g. HIV/AIDS prevention blended with sustainable agriculture), making the volunteer experience truly unforgettable and unique.

Here are 5 reasons you shouldn’t miss out on GSC’s Summer Programs:

1. Serving alongside local professionals will give you perspective.

VP Farming with Maasai

A GSC volunteer farming alongside Maasai women in Tanzania.

GSC’s programs are designed for serious volunteers who are up for the challenge of meeting great needs amidst the realities of a developing country. On one of GSC’s service-learning programs, you’ll be immersed in another culture while working with local professionals to deliver lasting impact. Here’s what it will feel like after completing your project:

“I will always remember those eight weeks as being full. They were educational, enjoyable, gratifying, and most importantly humbling. I am proud of myself for choosing a service-learning program for my time abroad because I realize now more than ever how lucky I am. I know that it is my responsibility to use my privilege to do good things that help other people, and try to make a difference.” – Naomi M., Semester, Tanzania

“I think I learned a simple truth: that there is dignity in forgiving the past, living a day at a time, eking out an honest existence, and enjoying each other’s company along the way. I think this is the genius of the Cambodian people and will serve them well for many years to come.” – Doug H., International Health Program, Cambodia

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