ISV (International Student Volunteers)
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!
LeeAge: 19-24MaleRaleigh, North CarolinaNorth Carolina State UniversityMaking the Connection07/31/2015How could this program be improved?
The program itself does not need improvement. What does need improvement is the price and how it is advertised. The poster price is only about half of the entire cost; it does not include plain tickets, spending money, money needed to get food in the host country, and required insurance. Also, ISV advertises an "Optional Activity Package" which has everything the participants want to do on the trip. And this is about an extra $350. So the trip is much more than the poster price. There are way too many hidden fees.
RobbieAge: 19-24MaleAtlanta, GAUniversity of FloridaExperience of a lifetime07/24/2015How could this program be improved?
The food on the island during the first two weeks was limited. However, our project was the first of many more and I have no doubt that ISV will fix this small issue to accommodate everyone.
HeatherAge: 19-24FemaleColumbia, SCUniversity of South Carolina, Columbia
BrittanyAge: 19-24FemaleSaginaw, MichiganSaginaw Valley State University
MariaAge: 19-24FemaleRaleigh, NCNorth Carolina State University