Going to Brazil with IVHQ has been a dream come true. I've always wanted to go to Brazil and going there on the community development program made the experience a thousand times better. IVHQ was extremely helpful from the beginning until my departure from Rio. The local team was always there to assist me in anything that I needed. Meeting the other volunteers was amazing because I got to make friends from all over the world and hence, not only did I get to know the Brazilian culture but also cultures from other countries. I was placed teaching English to low resource children with cancer and having the satisfaction of knowing that they were learning another language was the best part by far. I felt that I was actually doing something significant that can change a child's life regardless of their health. I would recommend IVHQ 100% and I would volunteer abroad with them again.