Discover Corps Programs
Discover a land where Maya culture is alive and thriving with the National Peace Corps Association (NPCA). On this trip, operated by Discover Corps service expeditions, you'll...
Uncover one of the most culturally rich nations in the world with the National Peace Corps Association (NPCA). You'll be based in Northern Thailand in Chiang Mai amongst
Discover Corps Reviews
A great experience!
Submitted by Shirley Ferguson - FRANKLIN | November 04, 2015
Loved the ten days I spent in Guatemala. The program was well planned and offered a balance of volunteering at a local school and being involved in experiences that helped us learn about the culture and history of this beautiful country. We met wonderful caring people, interacted with the beautiful children and teachers at the school, took interesting and informative and fun trips, listened to two men offering different perspectives of the Civil War, enjoyed delicious Guatemalan food, and learned so much from our guides, Orlando and Fredy. I would highly recommend this trip!
Program: Guatemala: Children of the Maya
Learning Guatemalan Culture
Submitted by Shirley Anderson - Virginia Beach, Virginia | October 19, 2015
It is difficult to adequately express my feelings for Guatemala. The country is so beautiful yet in need of so much help.
Our wonderful hosts and quides were quite exceptional. Our tours were as enjoyable as they were informative. Our home base experience made our trip a memorable one.
I was greatly affected by the whole experience and plan to return.
Program: Guatemala: Children of the Maya
Amazing introduction to international service....
Submitted by Christina - Sudbury, MA | September 30, 2015
Our family of 6 was looking for something that took us out of our comfort zone but would still serve as an opportunity to be together and not leave us exhausted and wanting a traditional vacation afterwards. This was perfect. We all learned that we are part of something, that while it may have felt small, would have huge impact on the local community over time. We each came away from the experience feeling a sense of being part of something bigger; and further, the trip had a different impact on each of us. We loved the Turtle Trax folks, the Discover Corps folks, our traveling companions, and the trip was the perfect blend of service and vacation. In addition to great food, the accommodations were not luxurious, but were a perfect match for the trip. Our two guides knocked it out of the park by creating a place that felt safe and adventurous ~ we felt well taken care of. It is a shared experience that our family will remember forever and it opened up things for our four children that have already impacted their decisions around college studies, areas of the world to explore and maybe live, and their connection to one another. We hope to have the opportunity to travel with Discover Corps again!
Dominican Republic volunteer with Discover Corp
Submitted by Grandma | September 17, 2015
My grand daughter totally enjoyed this volunteer program. We worked at four different sites doing different types of work at each place. We had lots of chances to interact with the people who lived in the areas we were working. We spoke a little Spanish and it was fun speaking with the children who were learning English in their schools. The local children liked to help us with our projects too. It was wonderful working along side the people who would benefit from the local projects. A super experience for both of us. We both give this experience a thumbs up and are considering going back next year!
An Amazing Journey
Submitted by Cindy - Sarasota | August 26, 2015
I travelled to Peru with DiscoverCorps with my 11 year old daughter on a "family friendly" adventure. It was all I was promised and then some. By the time I left, I felt I had made friends for life in Peru and truly lived as a part of the village of Andahuaylilas. As described in the brochure, we helped run an after school program where we worked on conversational English with children ages 8-15, we visited an orphanage where love is as big as the mountains and also toured and connected with some women of the Q'wor project. We were guests in the homes of locals and no one could have made us feel more at home than our local hosts Miguel and Julio. Both in Cusco and Andahuaylilas we were a part of a family. My daughter was never uncomfortable and she left knowing we made a difference in the lives a many. The trip was rounded out with Machu Pichu experience. I hope to travel with DiscoverCorps again soon. We also had a small but wonderful group. Thanks to all who made our experience so memorable.
Program: Peru: Children of the Andes