My name is Isabelle Pisano, I am 17 years old and grew up in California in the USA. My 2018 volunteer trip to South Africa was my second experience with GVI and just as influential as the first. I feel as if every trip to different places is entirely different depending on the area, the work, and of course the people that accompanying you on the trip. This trip gave me a new perspective on this foreign culture that I had yet to experience yet in my life, offering a new and improved version of what I already had pictured in my mind. I hope to keep doing these types of trips and continue on to be a coordinator or staff member in the future. Each experience has been completely different for me, both thoroughly appreciated and offered a multitude of opportunities for me to explore, and I can’t wait to experience what else I can do in the future.