The area I stayed was safe and clean and I made amazing friends volunteering feeding the homeless. My heart was full when I returned home and I can't wait to go back again. The house felt like a second home and the facilitators felt like family. Lily and Gloria felt like my aunt and cousin. I love them so much! I stayed for a week and wish I had stayed for at least one month. The people we helped made it so much more inspiring because I got to hug and greet each and every person in the cafeteria and hear their thanks for the meal. If I were you I would pack my things and leave for Colombia as soon as possible. The weather was awesome, the food was great and the housemates became fast friends and went out on the town together! This program was the perfect mix of social, cultural experiences, and volunteering. By the end my Spanish was WAY better and I felt confident enough to travel alone as a woman again.