Students wanted for international study abroad


Students can explore exotic destinations such as Australia, New Zealand, Costa Rico, Ecuador, the Dominican Republic, Thailand or Eastern Europe by partaking in a volunteer and adventure program with International Student Volunteers.

International Student Volunteers, a non-profit organization, is visiting UNF Sept. 10 to recruit 50 students for their summer overseas volunteer and adventure program.

For the first two weeks on an ISV volunteer and adventure trip, students will participate in volunteer activities such as building homes for orphans and struggling families, saving and caring for sea turtles and other marine life, and more, said James Kempe-Mehl, American ISV recruiting coordinator.

The next two weeks of the journey will be spent doing adventurous activites such as bungee jumping, white-water rafting, and more, Kempe-Mehl said.

“We are looking for students willing to learn and give back to the community,” said Kat Kyte, an ISV representative.

The ISV trip’s average length is a month, but they also offer trips ranging in time from two weeks up to three months.

Students will explore the country they choose with 20 to 50 other students from around the world, sometimes living with a host family, Kyte said. The project leaders are locals that will immerse students in the regional culture.

Because ISV is a non-profit organization, they don’t offer scholarships, but fundraising money they help students raise is tax-deductible.

ISV will be holding information meetings Sept. 10 at the top of every hour from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the University Center, room 1088, where students will be able to fill out applications.

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