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Discover Costa Rica, one of the most bio-diverse places in the world; ISV volunteer projects demonstrate how people and nature are inextricably linked. One of ISV's Costa Rican Projects was recently awarded "Outstanding Project of the Year" at the World Youth and Student Travel Awards.

ISV Four-Week High School Program: Summer 2015

Volunteer and travel in Thailand for one month!

High school students ages 15-18 can join ISV this summer to volunteer and travel for four weeks in Thailand. This is a great opportunity for you to help others while gaining international experience, developing your leadership skills and making new friends.

Volunteering abroad is a meaningful and fun way to spend your summer overseas and is a fantastic way to boost your resume for college applications and scholarship opportunities. Make a positive impact on the planet with a “hands on” conservation or community development volunteer project in our amazing host countries.

ISV is an approved certifying organization for the President's Service Award.

On your two week ISV project you will volunteer for approximately 80 hours with conservation, children's education or community development initiatives. (Note: the volunteer project planned for the Thailand 18 June 2015 program is a community development and children's education project.)

All ISV volunteers who are U.S. citizens or U.S. permanent residents are eligible to apply their service hours toward the President's Service Award and receive recognition from President Barack Obama.

After the completion of your two week volunteer project, you will also have the opportunity to experience ISV's educational adventure tour and explore the natural wonders of your host country with activities such as:

  • white water rafting,
  • snorkeling and sea kayaking,
  • zip-lining, canyoneering or rappelling,
  • cultural presentations and much more!

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