Elisabet Raquel García

Elisabet Raquel García

United States

Elisabet Raquel García is a Global Education DEI Specialist and Content Creator under her own company, Access Equitable Education, who uses her talents as tools to serve historically underserved students in study abroad. She was a first-gen, low-income student turned 4x scholar abroad, 2x Study Abroad Peer Advisor, and a 2019 Benjamin A. Gilman Scholarship Awardee. She and her content writing on study abroad and international education have been featured in Reach the World, Travel Latina, UC Santa Cruz Global Learning, Packs Light, Terra Dotta, and Go Overseas. These days, you can find Elisabet speaking on international panels and writing remotely in the great company of her cats, from her home in East Los Angeles.

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Yes, I recommend this program

Online Course: Foundations in Sustainable Entrepreneurship

As the 2nd place winner of the 2021 Gap Years Fair Scholarship by Go Overseas, I decided to use the $5,000 scholarship to enroll in the online course "Foundations in Sustainable Entreprenuership" (along with funding my first year in business as a Global Education DEI Specialist and Content Creator and investing in equipment to expand my content creation).

The course was so awesome and was made up of four other courses:

- GVI Careers in Sustainable Development:

where I learned the basics about choosing a career path that aligns with my values and mission, along with personal branding & marketing

- GVI Impact Measurement:

where I learned about the importance of measuring social and environmental impact in business and the theories behind how to measure that impact

- GVI Leading Teams for Impact:

where I learned about how to implement impact measurement in a team setting and the tools needed to keep teams on their toes on measuring impact

- GVI Social Entrepreneurship and Impact Investing:

where I learned about the behavioral science behind social entrepreneurs, creating impact, and how to find investors who are aligned with your mission to invest in your business or organization

I gained so much from all of these courses as an entrepreneur in my first year in business and know that I will carry the lessons and tools I learned from these courses with me for life.

Also, I took these courses virtually, amidst the pandemic, and got contracted covid myself while I was taking the courses. Luckily for me, I had an amazing support team from GVI who helped me along the way - thank you Tami!

What was the most nerve-racking moment and how did you overcome it?
My most nerve-wracking moment was having contracted covid during my course enrollment and working hard every day after my recovery to catch up with my coursework. Luckily, I received an extension to complete my coursework! However, just as I was about done, I mixed up the deadlines and was actually one day late.

Out of pure kindness, my course coordinator, Tami, honored my coursework and I was able to receive my certification of completeness after all the hard work I put in to complete all 4 courses in the program.

Thank you, Tami!
Response from GVI

Hey Elisabet - thanks for your great review!

I am thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your time with us as much as you did. Your hard work and efforts have certainly impacted this project in a meaningful way. Please do keep on spreading your love for GVI. And obviously, we would love to see you back on base soon!