Impact on our Partners

  • US $10,340

    Donations raised for our partner organizations during our last fiscal year.

  • US $39,027

    Earned by our artisan partners through our travel experiences since March 1st, 2015.

  • US $2,766

    Online sales generated for our artisan partners through the HC Shop and our NOVICA.com partnership during our last fiscal year.

Impact on Visitors

  • 4.9 / 5

    Average satisfaction rating of GET and Internship participants.

  • 4.6 / 5

    Average satisfaction rating about “opportunities to interact with the local community.”

  • 4.7 / 5

    Average satisfaction rating about “opportunities to think critically and creatively.”

Student Testimonials

Adam Weaver

Through this internship, I feel better prepared to think critically and creatively about important social issues in our modern world. Human Connections gave me the tools to view things from a different perspective and to challenge my preconceived notions.

Adam WeaverSummer Intern ’17
Liz Knowlton

I am coming away from this internship with a greater confidence in my Spanish speaking skills, my capabilities for success in the workplace, and a new found sense of independence and personal identity.

Liz KnowltonSummer Intern ’17
Sarah Kennedy

Interning with Human Connections was the single best decision of my academic and professional career. I had the opportunity to gain practical skills related to my field, learn about nonprofit management, and connect with the culture and people of Mexico in profound ways. The internship was the perfect combination of working, learning, and experiencing this beautiful country. I am extremely grateful for everything that I learned, the people I met, and the memories I made in Mexico!

Sarah KennedySummer Intern ’17
Stephanie Torres

I cannot put into words how grateful I am with Human Connections, the staff, and clients. This summer, I was challenged both professionally and academically to test preconceived ideas, and develop new understandings of Mexico, its culture, and people. This country embraced a group of strangers from different parts of Canada and the US, and taught them the value of exchanging ideas and developing new perspectives. I leave Mexico understanding that this country is more than just one; one culture, one people, one language. Mexico, in its complexity, is a diverse compilation of people and customs that intertwine in a gossamer of past and modern traditions. I feel thankful for Mexico’s hospitality, honored to have lived with my home stay family, and fortunate to have interacted with parts of this country that are rarely experienced by many.

Stephanie TorresSummer Intern ’17