New Perspectives

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

I'd read 14 students' reflections on their trip to Naboutini. I'd talk to them all. As an instructor who prepared for over a year to help lead this trip, I thought I knew what to expect. However, 8 days in the village helped me realize that the experience was much, much more than intellectual. The warmth of the people, the cultural learning, the bonding with students and Fijians so far surpassed my expectations and provided so many new perspectives on international service-learning that I am still, 10 days after our return, still trying to process the entire experience. Yes, it is hot. Yes, there are a lot of bugs. You don't sleep much and the food is not what we are used to eating. Regardless, it was the experience of a lifetime. If you are willing to push your own boundaries and get out of your comfort zone, you too can have an experience you will cherish always! Vinaka (thank you) to our incredibly gracious Fijian hosts and to Madventurer for making this possible!

Would you recommend this program?
Yes, I would