Global Engagement Trip Testimonials
I can not put into words what my trip with Human Connections has meant to me. From getting to know members of the organization, members and clients of the community, my fellow peers and even myself, I have found a new passion and drive to not only serve communities but to better understand them so I and others can volunteer in a manner that will most benefit the people within those communities…I only hope to continue and enrich my life with people such as the ones I have met on this trip and to give and share with others what I have learned.
Human Connections provided me with a truly unique and transformative educational experience. It was one of the best weeks of my life thus far thanks to the gratitude, compassion, organization, and creative thinking that Human Connections has put into their organization. HC embodies its mission statement and provides value for the community they wish to serve…To learn about microfinance and visit Bucerias through such a wonderful organization has been an honor.
My time with Human Connections allowed me the opportunity to help local communities in a responsible way while learning about socially responsible tourism. I am grateful for the opportunity to have met such amazing people during this trip, all of whom had amazing stories to share and were so welcoming to us. I couldn’t have asked for a better experience, and I can’t wait to return to Nayarit as well as Human Connections.
Although I did not know much about microfinance before the trip, I am so happy to have participated. I learned so much, not just about microfinance, but also about the vibrant culture and amazing people of Ecuador. There was never a dull moment and, as someone that is interested in economics and trying to become fluent in Spanish, I truly feel that this program was invaluable…I can’t wait to apply what I learned to my education and future professional career.
I think Human Connections provides a rich and engaging cultural experience for students and professors alike. The [GET] was a perfect balance of work and play, all while learning about and immersing in the culture of Bucerias. It is what experiential learning and study abroad programs are supposed to be!