HEAR FROM PAST PARTICIPANTS

“Visiting 10 different clients that never would have imagined where they are today without the warm practices of the MFIs we visited truly captures the essence of socially minded economic practices. It’s one thing to read an economics textbook; speaking with an indigenous person about their dreams to improve the health of their community through a small woodworking business gives you an entirely different experience. This journey allowed for the personal interactions that have made me change my major to International Economic Development.”

CODY EATON, TUFTS UNIVERSITY, GET MICROFINANCE MARCH 2016

HC staff pictured with UCSD students

“Human Connections helped confirm different and new possibilities I had for my future. The experience was priceless and I enjoyed every minute of it. Every single person I met had an amazing story that inspired me, and will forever be in my heart. I feel like everyone should have an experience like what HC has to offer because it offers moments of self reflection and the realization of the importance of giving. I definitely plan to go back!”

UCSD TRIP PARTICIPANT, BREAKAWAY GLOBAL SERVICE GET, MARCH 2016

“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.”

SYDNEY QUINN, OHIO WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY, INTERFAITH SERVICE TRIP MARCH 2017

OWU interns on an excursion

HEAR FROM FACULTY LEADERS

“As an educator in the field of microfinance, it is rare to find those opportunities that can bring your students closer to the action before they join the professional world. Human Connections provided a boots-on-the-ground experience that my students will be able to share with their peers and use as a stepping stone for their careers, regardless of the industry they choose.”

ADAM GRENIER, TUFTS UNIVERSITY FACULTY, GET MICROFINANCE MARCH 2015-2017

“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!”

CHRISTINE MOONEY, NORTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY FACULTY, GET SOCIAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP, MARCH 2014

We pride ourselves with the perspective-shifting experience that participants have on our Global Engagement Trips. Below, you can also find testimonials from some other Human Connections programs.