Ever wonder what it's like to be a venture nomad? Use this post as a viewfinder to answer any questions and to see what it's like to lead the life of a participant at Venture with Impact. Continue reading to find out more about the week in the life of Josie Santiago.
Ever wonder what it's like to be a venture nomad? Use this post as a viewfinder to answer any questions and to see what it's like to lead the life of a participant at Venture with Impact. Continue reading to find out more about the week in the life of Jesse Olsen.
Meet Kelly Hayes. Since getting her passport, Kelly has traveled to 16 countries on 3 continents and doesn't plan on stopping there. While volunteering with Venture with Impact, she will be teaching English workshops in the local community. As a special part of her journey, she will be accompanied by her 21 month old daughter.
Meet Alexis Henry. Alexis has lived in Cameroon, India and Panamá. She loves traveling and living abroad because she's able to dig deeper and appreciate the culture much more than a tourist ever would. She is hoping to travel to every continent in her near future. Alexis is most excited about combining her love for financing and female empowerment, incorporating them into her volunteer experience. Continue reading to learn more about Alexis!
"MOCHE, Inc. (Mobilizing Opportunity through Community Heritage Empowerment Incorporated) is a not for profit organization dedicated to improving the standard of living in impoverished communities, preserving archaeological sites, and promoting research and education on the rich cultural heritage of Peru"
"Founded in October 2015, Earth Peru is a small non-for-profit NGO with a driving mission to inspire Peruvian communities and individuals to make sustainable choices in their surrounding environment. The NGO advocates 3 pillars of engagement which include the following - environmental protection, community empowerment, and educational development. These pillars are reflected in our philosophy and form the basis for all of our current and future projects."
Meet Jenna VanLooven. Jenna has never lived abroad, and excited to finally get an opportunity to do so. Jenna is lucky enough to have a job that allows her to work from anywhere with internet, so she didn't have to convince her boss to work remotely! She is finally at a point in her life that is allowing her to participate in this wonderful volunteer experience. Jenna is most excited to learn something new and give back to the community. Continue reading to learn more about Jenna!
Meet Ali Al Herz. She is a Saudi Arabia native who went to school in the United States and loves to travel. Ali is passionate about helping people and looking forward to putting her engineering skills and knowledge to use by helping others. She is currently looking for a new job, and thought this would be the perfect opportunity while waiting! Continue reading to learn more about Ali.
Meet Neil O'Brian. Neil is a PhD student looking to continue his work in a different country. Neil has spent some time abroad, in Oxford, England, during his undergrad degree. After convincing his professors to let him participate in Venture with Impact, Neil is most excited to live in a new country, meet new people, and experience a new culture. Continue reading to learn more about Neil!
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You may be wondering what it's like to leave your home and live in Trujillo, Peru for two months. Wonder no more! I've put together some photos of various living spaces that the program participants will be staying in for two months while they are volunteering and working remotely. The participants live in a 2 or 3 bedroom, fully furnished apartment that includes a full kitchen, utilities and reliable internet.
Meet Alyssa Hampton. Alyssa is currently living in London and working for an education company, traveling around the United Kingdom to visit with her clients. A fun fact about Alyssa is that her parents lived abroad before they decided to start their family. As long as she can remember, she has wanted to do the same. Alyssa is most excited to improve her Spanish and learn from a new culture. Continue reading to learn more about Alyssa!