ISV's mission is to support sustainable development programs around the world through life changing student volunteer programs designed to positively impact our world and to educate, inspire and result in more active global citizens.
Destinations include South Africa, Costa Rica, Thailand, Australia, New Zealand and the Dominican Republic. ISV has won multiple awards and over 30,000 participants from around the world have experienced their educational, cultural and adventure programs. Volunteers can join small teams for two-week projects in the field of conservation or community development, followed by a two week adventure tour. Many students earn academic credit for their involvement and highly qualified local staff carefully oversee programs in each country. ISV is recognized as one of the highest rated volunteer and travel organizations in the world and is a non-profit organization in California, USA. Its Australian operations are based in Sydney. Begin your ISV adventure today!
MarenAge: 19-24FemaleConnecticutUniversity of ConnecticutAMAZING10/11/2015How could this program be improved?
More communication about what would actually happen once we got there. I didn't even know if I would be doing construction or teaching or both until I was in the Dominican Republic. A more detailed description of the project and also the lodging would be helpful for people. More pictures of the location ahead of time would also be nice.
AnnaAge: 19-24FemaleNorth Royalton, OhioKent State UniversityAussieland! :)10/09/2015How could this program be improved?
The trip was absolutely incredible and it brings a smile to my face every time I think about my time in Australia, which is why thinking of something that could be improved it so difficult... However, if I had to say something, I would say that providing participants with a more detailed description of what the volunteer project will entail would help them to decide which project to select a little easier!
KylieAge: 19-24FemaleBuffalo, New YorkISV Australia09/30/2015
JenniferAge: 19-24FemaleIllinoisNorthern Illinois UniversityISV Australia09/29/2015How could this program be improved?
This program was close to perfect. If I had to change one thing is that I would have liked more time in Sydney.
KaylaAge: 19-24FemaleTucson, ArizonaUniversity of ArizonaEl Castillo, Dominican Republic09/28/2015How could this program be improved?
I honestly wouldn't change a thing about my experience with ISV and the Dominican Republic. The only bumps in the road came from other members not being there for the right reasons.