GVI made this trip life-changing for me. My goal in coming was to see how others around the world live and how we can help their communities. I loved every bit of the volunteer activities we participated in. I feel so much more confident in my teaching and communication skills with others especially with the communication barriers. The staff leaders (Katie and Mayuree) were very accommodating and understanding to our needs. They encouraged us and were very organized and knowledgeable. After this experience, I look forward to participating in another GVI travel and being able to help out in other countries.