In my school, there is a program called Jenkins Fellowship program that funds a few students every year to participate in abroad service projects. I initially intended to join a Habitat for Humanity trip in Sri Lanka, but their legal council decided that I was too young. Thus, I was looking for another project and this captured my mind.
For one, I love to teach and I’ve learned Chinese in the past two summers. Furthermore, China is very close to Korea, where I stay during summer break.
United Planet seemed to be a reliable organization (and they are) and the volunteers were all around my age. Most importantly, I was searching for something meaningful to do this summer, and the project had an actual impact on the community.