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Thailand

Thoughts From Our ISV Volunteers

Thoughts From Our ISV Volunteers As the second group of volunteers from ISV (International Student Volunteers) have finished up their time with us here at DEPDC, we asked a few of them to share their thoughts about the two weeks they have spent with us.
"This school is incredibly inspiring and gives children the opportunity to learn important life skills, as well as the ability to interact with volunteers from around the world. I have had a memorable experience here and would love to come back. The children are sm...Read More

International Student Volunteers at Mae Sai!

International Student Volunteers at Mae Sai! We have been very busy for the past few weeks so thankfully we have had a few groups of International Student Volunteers, or ISV here to help us. For the past two weeks, we have had our fourth group of ISV working with us here in Mae Sai but sadly we say goodbye to them today before they go off on their exciting adventure tour, and we look forward to the arrival of our next group, next month.
Since mid-May, we have had groups of ISV, who come in groups of about 15, mainly from Cana...Read More

Australia

Students step up at Korora

Students step up at Korora A GROUP of international student volunteers has completed a set of stairs to the Korora Lookout in an effort to improve visitor experience.
The seven students have travelled from areas of China, Russia and the United States during their summer break with the help of International Student Volunteers and Conservation Volunteers Australia.
The project aims to teach students about the importance of conservation in our local area.
Overseeing the volunteers is Fores...Read More

International Student Volunteers defeat weeds around wetland

International Student Volunteers defeat weeds around wetland     Take Tasmania's prickliest weed, seven enthusiastic young Americans, and an internationally recognised wetland.
They are the basic ingredients for an International Student Volunteers (ISV) project.
The Tasmanian Land Conservancy-hosted the US student group at its central east coast property that surrounds the Ramsar-listed wetland, Moulting Lagoon.Read More

Americans volunteer in Robe

 Americans volunteer in Robe INTERNATIONAL student volunteers from North America joined forces with local community groups in Robe and Natural Resources SE for significant environmental projects across the region last month.Read More

ISV are back!

ISV are back! The first ISV group in 2 years have added their fantastic contribution to Wild Mountains. Two weeks have gone by since they left with some time for reflection. As always their work plays a significant part in the maintenance and operations of this centre which focusses on taking responsibility for one’s actions and living more lightly on the planet so as to conserve the resources and beauty of spaceship Earth.
Many students had positive attitudes to an experience that can pro...Read More

Riverland's Banrock welcomes U.S students

Riverland's Banrock welcomes U.S students Eight students from the United States have spent a week and a bit out at Banrock Station, in the Riverland, as part of the NGO International Student Volunteers program.
Banrock have been hosting students as part of the program since 2006 (nearly a decade!).
 Today, four of the students came in to the ABC Riverland studio.Read More

Overseas volunteers help environment

Overseas volunteers help environment Imagine travelling half way around the world to help save something you've never heard of...
When Abbey and Rachel signed up to leave their North American homes and travel to Australia for a month to volunteer on a conservation project, they probably weren't expecting to be standing on the edge of the Port Fairy golf course on a cold, windy, drizzly day, faced with the task of planting around 2,000 trees...
Along with a small group of fellow volunteers from Canada and th...Read More

Dominican Republic

Digging deeper

Digging deeper You give something to a child, even if its just a hug, and you see their faces light up. There really is no better gift than that," Kelsey Jones, 22-year-old University of Wyoming (UW) student and Saratoga native, said about her time volunteering in the Dominican Republic village of Los Francos.
Los Francos is in the southern part of the Dominican Republic near the city of San Cristobal. Jones spent a month in the island nation, two weeks of which were used to build a community cen...Read More

Constanza and El Castillo, Dominican Republic

Constanza and El Castillo, Dominican Republic Constanza and El Castillo, Dominican RepublicThe San Diego Reader - Thursday, Jan., 28, 2010
The Dominican Republic is a rich tapestry of colors, geography, cultural influences, even climate – all enhanced by a rich history. Upon its discovery in 1492, it was described as a “paradisiacal island of high forested mountains and expansive valleys and rivers,” and the veracity of these words endures.
Beyond its beautiful beaches, this Caribbean country offers a ca...Read More

Other News

ISV Wins Most Extraordinary Experience Award

ISV Wins Most Extraordinary Experience Award ISV Wins Most Extraordinary Experience Award and awarded third place for Most Outstanding Volunteer Project at the 2015 Global Youth Travel Awards!
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Students go abroad over break

 Students go abroad over break University of Iowa students are participating in more summer and winter study-abroad programs in order to participate in more than just class. In the 2012-13 school year, 62 percent of UI students participated in study, work, internships, or volunteering during summer or winter sessions — as opposed to 55 percent just three years ago. “Students like that they don’t have to rearrange their entire academic plans,” Study Abroad Associate Director Liz Wildenberg de Hernand...Read More

New Zealand

Canton woman seeks financial help for volunteer trip

Canton woman seeks financial help for volunteer trip Meghan Montgomery Jones has never met a kiwi bird, but she’ll spend a few weeks this summer safeguarding its habitat.“I am passionate about the Earth and I do my part with recycling and I garden,” said Jones, a Canton resident and a junior at Eastern Michigan University in Ypsilanti. “The kiwi is the national bird of New Zealand. They are endangered. I’m happy to get to work with them.”After a representative from International Student Volunteers (ISV) spoke...Read More

2007 Review from a former ISV volunteer

International Student Volunteers (New Zealand)Camolyn Tabin - 2007
I participated with International Student Volunteers in the summer of 2007. I did my volunteer work in New Zealand. My program included two weeks of volunteering and two weeks of adventure travel.
The ISV experience is especially attractive because it combines volunteer work with adventure travel.  Participants have the opportunity to see some of the world's most beautiful places, experience more activitie...Read More

NEW ZEALAND - ISV Student Reflects on Positive Volunteer Experiences in New Zealand

NEW ZEALAND - ISV Student Reflects on Positive Volunteer Experiences in New Zealand ISV Student Reflects on Positive Volunteer ExperiencesVolunteeringInfo.org
The following review was written excusively for VolunteeringInfo by a previous ISV volunteer. For more information about ISV, please see their organisation entry.
I participated with International Student Volunteers in the summer of 2007. I did my volunteer work in New Z...Read More

South Africa

UCF grad to lead volunteer trip to South Africa

UCF grad to lead volunteer trip to South Africa Traveling abroad during college is an experience most never forget. With International Student Volunteers' abroad program you can travel, make an impact, bolster your résumé and possibly get college credit.IFC, which regional director Caroline Walker, said is an organization that promotes sustainable development initiatives around the world, incorporates university and high school volunteers."We take groups of students overseas to six different countries and we do two-week volun...Read More

Ozark resident, MSU student goes to Africa

Michael Kilkenny, Missouri State student and Ozark resident, will travel to South Africa this summer as a volunteer to assist underprivileged families. Under the leadership International Student Volunteers, Kilkenny will join 20-50 other individuals from around the globe in a four-week program divided into two parts — volunteer projects and adventure travel. During the first two weeks, volunteers will develop community infrastructures and work with families and children who live in extr...Read More

Costa Rica

UCF alumna in search of volunteers for Costa Rica trip

UCF alumna in search of volunteers for Costa Rica trip There's a ways to go till summer break, but one UCF alumna already knows what she'll be doing with her time off — and hopes others from her alma mater will join her.Chelsea Montes de Oca, 25, will lead a volunteer trip to Costa Rica in July through an organization called International Student Volunteers and encourages UCF students to sign up.The 2011 graduate recently accepted a University Leader position with ISV and looks forward to the short-term excursion slated for July 31."[ISV] s...Read More

Living like a Tico - Julia Donald blogs about her ISV Costa Rica Trip

Living like a Tico - Julia Donald blogs about her ISV Costa Rica Trip Just Another Day Living Like a TicoBlogspot.com - Saturday, January 16, 2010
HOLA!
Wow it's been a long time since I've last blogged.
Costa Rica is absolutely amazing! Though it took us about 2 full days to get here. Our Monday was literally 43 hours long due to the time difference and it took us another half day to get here! We were so exhausted though getting the spend a day in LA was pretty fun. Most of those on the Melbourne group flight went down to Manhattan B...Read More

A Peace Corp volunteer praises ISV groups in Costa Rica

A Peace Corp volunteer praises ISV groups in Costa Rica In Search of la pura vida... Experiences of a Peace Corps Volunteer in Costa RicaBlogspot.com - Feburary 17, 2010
It’s been four eventful months since the last posting to this blog. When I began this page I was hoping to update it every couple of weeks or so, but I’ve found that’s easier said than done. 
Since the last posting I went home for a week during Christmas, my Peace Corps group had it’s Close of Service (COS) conference in late January, a...Read More

Myka from University of Alberta reflects on her time in Costa Rica

Myka from University of Alberta reflects on her time in Costa Rica Shades of Green in Costa Rica
New trail, University of Alberta Alumni Association
Just before my head disappeared under water, I seemed to stop — freeze-frame style — and ponder what, exactly, had brought me to my present situation: being hurled into a fierce class five rapid on Costa Rica’s Rio Pacuare. Sheer madness was all that came to mind. But with my raft capsized and all eight of my fellow passengers, plus our guide, being swe...Read More

Ecuador

ISV teams up with Sacha Yacu Wild Animal Rescue Centre

ISV teams up with Sacha Yacu Wild Animal Rescue Centre Sacha Yacu Wild Animal Rescue CentreBlogspot.com - lunes 10 de mayo de 2010
During the whole month we have been dedicated to improve all the enclosures. We have put branches, ropes and plants and in some cases, such as for margay and woolly monkey even a new house. For May only left is work on the 2 big capuchin cages.
Review and fixing the peccaries enclosure
The ground continues to slide down in peccaries enclosure, which makes them have the opportunity to escape ...Read More

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