Exceeded All Expectations and Recharged my Batteries!

Impact: 9
Support: 10
Fun: 9
Value: 10
Safety: 10

As a fairly experienced traveller before my program with OG, I was worried that I wouldn't get a lot out of the program. I was worried I'd resent the group dynamic, that I wouldn't learn much, and that the promises of real and intimate connections with locals simply couldn't be achieved in this way.

I have never been happier to be proven dead wrong. As a smaller org., Operation Groundswell has access to some of the most interesting and impactful local organizations and activists. You could see and feel the trust their partners had in OG, and the love they shared with us as participants was unforgettable. Travelling in a group with experienced leadership at the helm made conversations engaging and important, and I learned more about myself and Guatemala than I ever could have imagined.

If you're looking for an honest experience that will challenge you in the best ways possible and change your perspective, take the leap and travel with OG. I was skeptical before seeing and feeling it for myself, but travelling with OG really is backpacking with a purpose. I am confident that I couldn't have created this experience for myself. I am absolutely sure that it was worth the money. This program made me strongly believe in the power of travel to change the world, and gave me a new individual purpose too. Looking forward to seeing where OG goes, and I can't wait to be part of the journey!

Would you recommend this program?
Yes, I would
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