Spirit Cultural Exchange
As a J1 visa program sponsor designated by the U.S. Department of State, Spirit's Professional Development Program offers university students, recent graduates, and young...
Spirit exchange in the mountain range (Ecuador)
Submitted by Mackenzie - Concordia College-- Moorhead, MN | August 19, 2016
What a once in a lifetime experience I had with Spirit Cultural Exchange. I had a very wonderful experience volunteering abroad. Along with Spirit Exchange and their partners in Quito, Ecuador --Simon Bolivar School-- there was constant friendly assistance with any and all needs that arouse. Spirit Exchange is very organized and wants to help make you time abroad in Ecuador something you will never forget. Within the three weeks I was in Ecuador, I met new friends from all over the world, traveled to some amazing sites, and was able to help those who needed it. It was a wonderful experience and I am so thankful for Spirit Cultural Exchange and all they did for me!
Spirit cultural exchange in Ecuador
Submitted by Molly F - Illinois State University | June 19, 2016
The four weeks I spent in Ecuador were life changing!!! I couldn't ask for more helpful and responsive people to work with. I had a very positive experience working with Spirit Cultural Exchange, as well as Simon Bolivar Spanish School. My host family made me feel welcome and comfortable. I did not feel unsafe at all during my time in Ecuador. I met people of all ages and from all over the world through my volunteer project and Simon Bolivar. My volunteer project was very rewarding and it was great to make a direct impact on the people I was working with. Looking back, I wouldn't change a thing about my time in Ecuador.
AWESOME EXPERIENCE WITH SPIRIT!
Submitted by Danielle S. - Valparaiso University | January 29, 2015
This program was absolutely amazing. I was more than blessed with this opportunity to be abroad for this part of the summer. I have learned so much about not only Ecuador and its culture, but I have learned so much about myself. Traveling alone in a foreign country is one of the best ways to get to know yourself on a deeper and more personal level. I have realized my own strength, power and control over my attitude, actions and reactions. This trip has been a stepping-stone for me into a new level of self-awareness and personal serenity. I am so blessed that I have been given this time to confirm that my passion for serving is what I want to continue to pursue the rest of my life. It is so important to me that I continue to fulfill my purpose in God through servitude. In the future, I plan to return to Ecuador with bigger plans and a bigger outreach to serve. I am so excited for the future and I cannot wait to see how the impact of this trip extends into other parts of my life.
Thanks to Spirit Cultural Exchange Program, which has made this miracle trip happen for me. Thank you all for believing in me and blessing me with the opportunity to serve, grow and explore in Ecuador. I am so grateful to each and every one of you who has made this possible at Spirit, especially Kathleen and April. Thank you so much for your time, energy, and faith in me! They're awesome!