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What You Can Expect

Pre-departure and on arrival orientation to the life and culture of your host country, as well as travel, health and safety precautions.

Carefully selected homestay - long recognized as the best way to learn about and appreciate a new culture.

Individualized language training (where appropriate)

Active involvement in the daily life of your community.

Volunteer placement selected with your skills and the needs of the local community in mind.

A new community of friends and colleagues.

Development of intercultural skills and competence.

A support network consisting of staff, mentors and local advisors who are available throughout the program.

Carefully developed system of communication and support in the event of emergency.

A sense of service and personal accomplishment.

Opportunities for cultural excursions and travel.

End of program evaluation and certificate of participation.