I participated in this program in January 2015. I think I made a very good choice. It was so exciting to be exposed to a fundamentally different culture than mine. I learned a lot from this program, such as team work, communication skills, etc. People there were very very friendly, cooperative, and supportive. To be honest I was a little bit surprised at their sincerity and friendliness. I made a lot of friends with the locals, mostly children. At the end of the program, I set up a poster board with the help of the locals and our program interpreter, Mr.Carlos. I was extremely happy with my work and I hope this could help the community better deliver information and become more unified.
If you want to have a different and meaningful vacation, especially the winter one, Panama is strongly recommended.