My experience in India with IVHQ surpassed my highest expectations! The support we received all the way through the process and the staff in country were all extremely helpful and encouraging. The program itself was laden with challenges, as we expected when encountering a foreign country without language skills. But every difficulty was an opportunity to learn about other cultures, ourselves, and the beautiful people to be found in every corner of the globe.
I did slum teaching and was blown away by the students! There were so many surprises around every corner. The kids wanted to learn and be loved and encouraged which was very different from my experience teaching in the states. The people were all so warm and hospitable everywhere we went. Our teaching assignment ended early enough in the afternoons that we were able to hop the metro and explore most days and then take longer excursions on the weekends. The living arrangements at the hostel were as expected and the food was very good. Overall, I cannot recommended the experience higher! I’m already planning my next IVHQ adventure!!