I am a junior in California. I have been doing community service ever since 8th grade and I love working with other people. However, the community service I have done has only impacted those in my area. I want to be able to go and help other communities around the world. Being able to go on this Costa Rica trip would mean the world to me. I have heard that this immersion trip has changed my friends lives and that they cannot view the world in the same way. I want to be able to experience that and at the same time help those families in need. On this trip I will be able to work on a project with the local family that I stay with. Past projects with this program have included building schools, wells, and buildings for the community to use. I want to be able to help the community and learn from this experience. Thank you for those who donate money!