The Alumni Spotlight highlights the achievements and stories of ISV alumni and Student Representatives. This weekly feature showcases these participants and their life-changing experience from around the world. ISV knows that volunteers make a difference, and is pleased to recognize the achievements of these outstanding university students!
This week's Alumni Spotlight is on:
Massey University (Palmerston North)
South Africa 2012
Describe your Volunteer Project:
The volunteer project was based in Swaziland. We worked in conservation of the government owned game park. I absolutely loved the project. We stayed in tents and had very basic supplies. The shower had a view that looked out across an entire game park, you could spot the giraffes! One of the most amazing experiences of my life. Meeting the locals and experiencing Africa first hand—couldn’t have asked for more!
"The top 5 reasons to travel with ISV are..."
- Life changing
- Amazing guides and people
- Both volunteer and adventure
How has your ISV experience influenced your future?
ISV completely changed my future. Before going on this trip I did not know what I wanted to do with my degree when I finish. I now know that I want to work in Africa conservation, it’s just where I want to be.
Why should people volunteer abroad?
It’s such an incredible life changing experience. You learn so much about other cultures and countries, meet amazing people and get to do things you never imagined.