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"Do it!! It was the most amazing experience of my life and I can not wait to go back!"
Emily Fair, Penn State Altoona, 2012
"Do not hesitate, go, you will not regret it!"
Delores McCreary, Penn State Altoona, 2012
"You should definitely do it! It is just not just a vacation getaway to play with kids, but rather to serve, be taken outside your comfort zone and establish relationships with the kids to help build them up so that one day they can all become the leaders of their own country."
Janet Osunsan, Penn State University, 2012
"The experience overall was amazing. I got to travel to somewhere I've never been before and I really felt like I was making some sort of impact on the kids we were teaching. Some highlights were making connections with the kids and seeing the culture of the Dominican and how different it is from our own."
John Wineland, Penn State University, 2012
"I really enjoyed going to the boarder of the Dominican Republic and Haiti to see the market and get to see how life actually is for people living in the two countries. Also Terrill (Mario) is the best leader ever!"
Maggie Eason, Penn State University, 2012
"O360 will absolutely change your life. Your service in the Dominican Republic or Nicaragua will help you see the world in a completely different light. More than anything I have personally been impacted by the people of the Dominican. I feel as if they have helped me so much more than I have helped them. It is what keeps me coming back. I feel as if there is so much more that I can do. The love that the people give to you is unconditional, yet they don't even know you. Every experience is unique and beautiful. I truly do see the world differently and I thank O360 for opening my eyes to it. Experience it, live it, do it... you won't be disappointed. Release your hero within!!!"
Alyssa Lloyd, Penn State University, 2012
"It was an awesome cultural experience."
Colby Sowers, Penn State University, 2012
"It is a great chance to get to know the culture of a country and to communicate love to those who needs them."
Feiyi Guo, Penn State University, 2012
"It is an amazing opportunity that changed my life for the better."
Marisa Parand, Penn State University, 2012
"There is not one thing that I can complain about this week. I learned so much about myself this week. There are so many things that I will use while back in the States. I learned patience, leadership skills, and how to love others more than I already do. I loved working with the kids and with other people in the community. It was an amazing experience, and I can't believe I have to wait 12 months to go back."
Nicole Villa, St. Francis University, 2012
"It was an incredible experience. It will completely change your life for the better. It teaches you so much about how blessed you are and how to live in the moment and just be happy with all you have. It was just amazing!"
Colleen Kelly, St. Francis University, 2012
" It is such a rewarding and life-changing experience. Not only are you making a difference for all of the children you work with, but you are also making a difference in yourself. Doing volunteer work and experiencing this different culture helps you to reflect on what is actually important in your life and make you much happier with where you are."
Megan Surrena, St. Francis University, 2012
" Outreach 360 has changed my life and has given me the opportunity to branch out and to learn more about myself and other people. Helping others is one of the most fulfilling and powerful emotions that I have ever experienced. Jump right in!"
Alexis Lapinsky, St. Francis University, 2012
"I really enjoyed getting to interact with the children of the community."
Danielle Fry, St. Francis University, 2012
"Outreach360 is an awesome organization to volunteer with. They take really good care of you and help you to have the best experience possible ."
Kelly O'Donovan, St. Francis University, 2012
"The highlights of my experience were teaching in the schools, getting to know the children and blowing burbujas (bubbles) with them at recess. I loved being in the schools, and I loved the children so much. Another highlight of my trip was the group I was with. We became so close and bonded through this experience."
Brenda Byrne, St. Francis University, 2012
"Don't hesitate! Life is too short to continue living without an experience this awesome! Serving others through Outreach360 is safe and exciting. It is impossible to return the same person."
Shawn Lehman, St. Francis University, 2012
"The mission trip I went on was an atmosphere of love and peace. If you want to serve in a foreign country, the greatest gift you can give is love."
Jorden Luther, St. Francis University, 2012
"You absolutely need to have the experience of going on an Outreach360 trip. It will change your life forever, and you will definitely not regret it."
Taylor Schweke, St. Francis University, 2012
"Outreach 360 is an excellent, well-organized organization. They certainly take care of everything you need while you are there. When I return to Monte Cristi each year, I can really witness the growth that the kids have seen in their English skills and the positive impact that 360 is making on the community. I'm so fortunate to have volunteered with such a great organization!"
Noelle Barber, St. Francis University, 2012
"I would say that my time spent with Outreach 360 has truly been life-changing. When my husband and I first travelled with Outreach in 2011, my husband had never been on a mission trip abroad before and was very hesitant about the whole thing. After that first trip, we both felt a calling to return again and again. Choosing Outreach 360 is a wonderful choice because the organization is very well organized and structured. Working with Outreach provides a stress-free means to perform mission work abroad. Also, the organization makes your service work so much more productive because of all the behind-the-scenes planning that is done for you. I also think the accommodations and food are wonderful!"
Christine Bender, St. Francis University, 2012
"It is a great opportunity to help underprivileged people."
Ryan Hand, St. Francis University, 2012
"It is a life changing experience and I would 100% suggest that you go on the trip. They are long hard days but the people are so thankful for the work that you are doing and every second makes it worth it."
Kevin Schimpf, St. Francis University, 2012
"I would tell them to absolutely do it! It is a wonderful experience and such an eye opener. It makes you appreciate everything in your life that you have. The people at outreach 360 are amazing, as well as everyone that you come in contact with. Best experience of my life."
Michelle Hefner, St. Francis University, 2012
"The volunteer leaders were incredible! They were so motivating and positive, and they were continually there to answer any and all questions. Outreach360 is an amazing organization, and I would HIGHLY recommend them joining the team!"
Angela Wargo, St. Francis University, 2012
"I would tell them that it was a wonderful, life changing experience. It was one of the best things I have ever done."
Kristin Farabaugh, St. Francis University, 2012
"There is nothing to think about - you just need to do it."
Thomas Johnson, St. Francis University, 2012
"You're thinking of joining Outreach360? Stop thinking-Just do it! Take the plunge, it will change your life for the better in ways you can only understand by experiencing it. Your eyes will open to an entirely different life experience. While you will be doing this to help others, and you will give freely of yourself, you will not even realize it because of how much you will receive in return. Take that leap of faith- this is your life, right now. Make this choice and live your life to the fullest in helping others do the same!"
Hillarie Brace, St. Francis University, 2012
"I would recommend Outreach 360 to anyone who is interested in the trip since it is a wonderful trip to serve those in the Dominican Republic of all ages. The trip offers a life changing experience. The culture is so different from ours in the USA and I learned to appreciate even the little things that we all take for granted here in the USA."
Brittany Hutchinson, St. Francis University, 2012
" It is a once and lifetime opportunity and the experience that you gain from being a this kind of trip is like no other. Not only do you learn about the culture but it also brings you back down to earth and it makes you more thankful for the smaller things in life. I feel like it changed my life. I cant wait to go back!"
Rebecca Taylor, St. Francis University, 2012
"Without hesitation I would do it again in a heartbeat. This trip was one of the most amazing experiences of my life!"
Morgan Bobb, St. Francis University, 2012
"One week in the Dominican Republic has touched me for life. Everyone should experience this trip at least once. It was much more fulfilling than any vacation I have ever taken."
Rebecca Gibson, St. Francis University, 2012
"It was the most rewarding experience of my life; it confirmed my purpose in life and what I get meaning out of. The connections I was able to make with the people of the DR and with those also working with Outreach 360 have been life changing. The experience of serving others in the DR was worth all of the financial sacrifices one has to make, and that "roughing it" is not bad at all and completely worth it for what you gain from the experience."
Nicole Miller, St. Francis University, 2012
"Great experience that changes your outlook on life for the better."
Shelley Gearhart, St. Francis University, 2012
"It is a great experience that is more rewording than you will ever know. The appreciation you get from the Dominican people for helping them improve their quality of life will help full your heart forever."
Jesse Stahl, St. Francis University, 2012
"I would recommend to participate in this trip!! This trip was well organized and the leaders in Outreach 360 were so helpful and knowledgeable. I enjoyed talking with them and working with them each day. I learned so much about working as a team and felt that I helped to make a difference in other people's lives. The people of the DR are so welcoming. They are a very comforting people and what a beautiful country! As a volunteer I learned so much about giving and serving and being creative as well as I learned so much about myself, pushing to do more and striving to do my best. This also helped me to realize how blessed I am with all that I have. I would definitely recommend this trip!!"
Laura Rowles, St. Francis University, 2012
"Go for it!!"
Abigail Crownover, St. Francis University, 2012
"It is a life-changing experience, no matter which team you work with. I was blessed to have done education last year and translating this year was just as rewarding. You learn so much about yourself, and it just makes you realize that the point of receiving an education or obtaining a degree in college is ultimately to serve others."
Gina Maggio, St. Francis University, 2012
"It was a life changing experience that opened my eyes to rest of the world, improved my Spanish, made close friends within my group, and most of all I left knowing that I changed the lives of kids who needed it most."
Scott Szymanski, University of Florida, 2012
"It was the most rewarding thing I have ever done and the best I have ever felt about myself and my fellow human beings."
David Vajanyi, University of Florida, 2012
"Outreach360 is an incredible experience that everyone should have."
Briana Aquila, University of Florida, 2012
"My highlight of the trip was watching the progression of the children's knowledge as we taught them throughout the week. Then seeing more than 70% of the students retain the information at the end of the week on the exam."
Aaron Mody, University of Florida, 2012
"Joining Outreach360 has been a life changing and amazing experience."
Daniel Spearman, University of Florida, 2012
"Being able to teach, talk, and play with the kids at the school and talking to the people of the community in Monte Cristi was by the best part of my experience with Outreach360! I also enjoyed making lifelong friends with the people I volunteered with!"
Dalton King, University of Florida, 2012
"There were so many highlights of the trip. Seeing how the Dominicans live and their lifestyle was very eye opening. Also going into the schools and truly impacting kids lives and seeing the impact in only four days was definitely a highlight."
Rebecca Kraskow, University of Florida, 2012
"Do it. It will open your eyes to a whole new world of love and opportunity."
Sherrie Thompson, University of Florida, 2012
"This trip changed my life. It gave me the drive to become a better person and give back to those less fortunate."
Ramon Rodriguez, University of Florida, 2012
"It is a great experience! You become part of the community."
Elizabeth Hatch, University of Florida, 2012
"It is a life changing experience and something really worth doing because you don't only make a difference in your life but in the life of a child."
petie Russell, University of Florida, 2012
"Outreach 360 gives you the opportunity to serve and be served. The children are absolutely beautiful people; eager to learn and open to friendships. Although they live in poverty, each one of those children are richer than any of us can ever hope to be. Rich in wisdom, love, and life."
Lauren Silva, University of Florida, 2012
"Do it! My only regret is I did not do it previous breaks but I definitely intend to go back in the future."
Kevin Jocham, University of Virginia, 2012
"Jump right in!"
Rachel Wilkinson, University of Virginia, 2012
"Go for it!"
Tiffany Bolling, University of Virginia, 2012
"I had an amazing experience with the kids as well as with the group that went down and the staff of Outreach 360. I am amazed at the things I learned from everyone and can only hope that my influence on the kids' lives was half as meaningful as theirs was on mine."
Alaina Rhee, University of Virginia, 2012
"I enjoyed my experience and I highly recommend Outreach360. The organization is very well put together, they employees know what they are doing, and they allow the volunteers to get a lot out of the trip. It was completely worth my time and money."
Malena Zelenko, University of Virginia, 2012
"The highlight of my experience included all of the cultural talks/ videos / discussions that took place throughout the week. I also LOVED teaching in the classrooms of the two different schools and viewing the way the children accepted us as teachers."
Sheri Gravette, University of Virginia, 2012
"This organization can help you serve to your fullest potential and can inspire you to do more service work in the future"
Kelsey Mutchler, University of Virginia, 2012
"I would tell someone that the was one of those experiences that I will never forget and definitely a trip worth taking."
Kiara Dempewolf, University of Virginia, 2012
"Live changing experience!!"
Summer Barmore, University of Virginia, 2012
"It is a trip of a lifetime!"
Jordan Brown, Wilkes University, 2012
"If you are still thinking about it, stop and sign up. this will be the best single rewarding experience you will ever be apart of."
Brian Switay, Wilkes University, 2012
"The entire trip was amazing! I think my highlight would be seeing the kids faces and hearing them chant Americano when we entered the school. The experience was life changing. The children form a bond with you in such a short time and the bond is so strong. The experience will open your eyes to the way others live an hopefully positively impact your life as it did mine."
Katherine Sceia, Wilkes University, 2012
"The opportunity to work with the children at the school and provide them with a chance to learn the English language was truly an amazing experience. Walking into the classrooms and seeing what the children have to work with on a day to day basis opened my eyes to life in a third world country. I can honestly say that my life has been significantly impacted by this experience and I plan to return to work with O360 in the future."
William Eggleston, Wilkes University, 2012
"Seeing the faces of the children when we walked into the school was the highlight of my experience. Most of them were so eager to learn. Another highlight of my experience was walking to the school and seeing the environment in which the children came from. That put in perspective for me how much they have to gain from learning English. I also saw a new culture and how other people besides Americans live."
Linzey Astleford, Wilkes University, 2012
"The whole experience was wonderful. Seeing the kids and getting to know them was probably the best experience because they really wanted to learn and their motivation made the whole trip worthwhile. I wish I could have stayed longer. The cultural day was also a highlight since the beach was amazing and the market was a good experience to see in order to understand the culture better."
Stephanie Horger, Wilkes University, 2012
"The highlights of my experience with Outreach360 was just being immersed in the Dominican culture and having the opportunity to connect and teach the children at the school I volunteered at. I loved the aspect of, in a way, being disconnected from the rest of the world (i.e., family and friends back home) and just living in the moment and giving back to the children."
Justine Pevec, Wilkes University, 2012
"It was the best experience I have ever had. I am looking for ways to go back. It completely changed my whole outlook on life and the things I take for granted here in the States. I would recommend for everyone to go on this trip for you will be changed for the better!"
Brianna Houle, Wilkes University, 2012
"My highlights were being involved with the kids and getting to go to the park at night and play with them if we wanted. Also I thought the market in Dajabon was very interesting and a great learning experience about the culture. I liked how we got to learn about the culture and history of the country but we also had free time and we could walk to the beach during free time and siesta. The food was delicious and overall I had an amazing time."
Ashley Ream, Wilkes University, 2012
"It's going to be very different than you expect but in the best way possible. It will be an experience that you will never forget and it will leave an imprint on you forever."
Elizabeth Lewis, Agnes Irwin School, 2012
"It was amazing experience and it is something everyone should do"
Emma Howard, Agnes Irwin School, 2012
"This is a meaningful activity for all of us. We learned a lot and had lots of thinkings of this country and our lives. Thanks for your work to provide such a good chance for us. Hope more and more people know your organization and teach more kids."
Leilei Liu, Agnes Irwin School, 2012
"Going to Dajabon was definitely the most striking part of the trip for me. It hit me pretty hard, and really made me see just how very different my life is from many of the people in the Dominican Republic and Haiti (as well as all over the world). I loved, however, that the trip was about being part of community - not just going to teach but also to take part in their culture and community life. Sitting in the park at night was often my favorite part of the day because I just got to meet people, make friends, and come alongside people as brothers and sisters, not as a volunteer. I also loved learning about the history of the Dominican Republic and Monte Cristi - it was very moving to me to understand the past behind the country that I fell in love with and to be able to see where some very brave people grew up and lived their lives. Overall, it was a beautiful beautiful experience and I would do it again in a heartbeat."
Sarah McIlvried, Capital University, 2012
"It is an amazing eye opening experience. You will enjoy every minute of your time there knowing you are helping in the development of a child regardless of what age they happen to be."
Emily Velazquez, Capital University, 2012
"I learned more things, felt more things, and thought more things during my week with Outreach 360 than I ever dreamed I would in my lifetime. This trip was the whole package: I learned about culture, history, the land, and the water. I taught at the English Institute and met kids who I will stay in my heart forever. I laughed more than I have in a long time, but I also cried harder than I have in a long time. I found heartbreak, poverty, love, joy, and hope in Monte Cristi. The best part was that, by putting on my Outreach 360 shirt, I became a respected member of the Monte Cristi community. Not many experiences can offer that."
Sarah Bogen, Capital University, 2012
"Go for it! It is an amazing experience!"
Erik Morris, Capital University, 2012
"Do it. Outreach360 is an incredibly unique program in that it's focus is not to be the hero, it's focus is to help others realize their inner hero. Rather than having the mindset that they are there to help the people in their communities, they are just there to walk with the people as they figure things out together. Outreach360 has become a part of the communities in which it is a part."
Carolyn May, Capital University, 2012
"This is a great opportunity for you to grow and learn about life in a developing country while providing service to others."
Jessica Price, First Church of Nashua, 2012
"Do it. The experience and the people you meet will change your life and forever be in your heart"
Hannah Shuman, First Church of Nashua, 2012
"It is an experience like no other and gives you a whole new perspective on people's way of life, not just your own."
Carly Lovas, First Church of Nashua, 2012
"It is such a great experience. You need to come in with an open mind and an open heart but the rewards of this experience are amazing."
Alexandra McGuire, Pepperdine University, 2012
"It's a great organization that is really invested in the community of Monte Cristi. It will be interesting to see how much the community grows in the future because of the education being brought in to the town."
Bailey Battin, Pepperdine University, 2012
"My highlights of the trip was definitely getting to hang out and teach the kids. they are absolutely beautiful and inspire me so much. Also it was nice to get to know the Dominican people that live in Monte Cristi the community is filled with so much hope. Also it was really nice going to the beach. I would say go for it, even if you are volunteering for just a week. It will definitely be a week you will never forget!"
Miyelle Aiken, Pepperdine University, 2012
"I loved getting to know the culture of DR. I had many other friends who went on similar service trips but did not invest in the surrounding community or country like I felt I did with Outreach 360. I think the culture day and nightly activities helped me be a better teacher in the Neighborhood Center since I better understood the kids and their background."
Natalie Lewis, Pepperdine University, 2012
"YES!!!! Go, go, go! Get ready to stretch yourself and work with an organization that is truly investing in a community"
Lauren Sleezer, Pepperdine University, 2012
"Do it! It was an amazing experience and the benefits far outweigh the cost. It gives you the chance to make a difference in the world and it let's you learn about yourself."
Juan Godinez, Pepperdine University, 2012
"The children and the community made the trip very special. The Dominican culture is so loving and welcoming. They truly communicated love to all of us, even with the language barrier. The work we did in the classroom with the children was particularly special as well. The children were very energetic and exciting, and the teachers were very supporting."
Caleb Farmer, Pepperdine University, 2012
"The experience you will have during your time at Outreach360 will be absolutely amazing and so you should definitely go for it!"
Anushree Mahajan, Pepperdine University, 2012
"Do it. You'll have a great experience and it is definitely something that you would want to get involved with."
Dana Cargioli, Pepperdine University, 2012
"There is no better way to spend a week; so much culture, so much change, so much fun!"
Lana Alicata, Pepperdine University, 2012
"You cannot possibly imagine what awaits you when you go serve. As long as you live in the moment and follow Outreach 360's suggestions, you will be transported mentally into an experience where serving others truly becomes about everyone else and not about you. There is so much service to be done. But remember, ""Serve, Don't help."" Just go."
Adrian Aurrecoechea, Pepperdine University, 2012
"I would definitely recommend it! I learned so much about poverty and Dominican culture, my Spanish improved, and I grew closer to God, even as I created friendships with my team and the kids. Teaching was difficult but incredibly rewarding. Even though I worked hard, I left feeling completely refreshed and at peace."
Kathryn King, Pepperdine University, 2012
"IT WAS A LIFE CHANGING EXPERIENCE. Go for it! Be flexible and open minded, and learn from every experience and you will be golden."
Ingrid Maravilla, Pepperdine University, 2012
"Sign up without hesitation....this was an incredible week!"
Megan Sherer, Pepperdine University, 2012
" It is an incredible experience and it is really worthy, I just want to come back."
Belen Martinez, Saint Margaret's School, 2012
"The highlights of my experience with Outreach 360 were teaching the kids something in English and seeing that they understand it."
Elisabeth Williams, Saint Margaret's School, 2012
"My high lights were playing with the kids everyday and teaching English to the students. Even though many did not know many English the first day, they learned what we were teaching them because by the end of the week, they understood."
Katherine Roman, Saint Margaret's School, 2012
"This trip exposed me to a different country, warm and friendly people, and an entirely new way of life. People of every age will gain a deeper appreciation for what they have, and they will be inspired to do more and be more in their daily lives. I will have very fond memories of this trip, and I plan to continue supporting the work of Outreach360."
Ellen Ruebush, Saint Margaret's School, 2012
"Great organization and highly recommend. The experience pushes you outside your comfort zone. Good alternative Spring Break for college students. Great Outreach 360 staff."
Michael Siegrist, 2012
"Outreach 360 is comprised of hard working, strong, dynamic leaders. It is a vibrant organization with opportunity for individual growth and development. Outreach 360 is a very warm welcoming environment."
Margaret Siegrist, 2012
"It is an organization heading in the right direction. After going to Jinotega two consecutive years I have already seen the positive change in the community. I really do have hope in this organization that it can make a difference in the lives."
Molly Sweeney, 2012
"It is an enlightening and humbling experience. It really makes you thankful for your education and lifestyle"
Carly Robb, 2012
"Great experience and it is definitely worth it!"
Stephanie Choi, Brock University, 2012
"Outreach360 has done a wonderful job making sure they are serving the community and enabling the people to take their futures into their own hands. I would also say if you are looking for an opportunity that is challenging and will change you, then this is a good place to start. "
Ashley Jellicoe, Brock University, 2012
"Outreach 360 is a very well developed charity which I highly recommend. They have very strong, but realistic goals that they are working towards little by little. This is an experience comparable to no other, and everyone is welcome, you do not need a teaching degree to participate. It was an unforgettable experience for me and I am sure it would be the same for you."
Chanice Horuc-lake, Brock University, 2012
"The highlights of my experience were being able to get a feel for a new culture and working with children whose first language was not English. It was really interesting walking around and interacting with the children and seeing how they saw things differently than me. As well, it was always so amazing when teaching a child and they would look up at you, and tell you they understood what you were teaching them."
Shelby Sanda, Brock University, 2012
"It is an experience you will only understand once you go through it, and believe me, it is worth going through."
Miso Gostmir, Brock University, 2012
"You will absolutely love it there, it is amazing! The kids all speak English so it's easy to communicate and I was so sad to leave."
Diane Fotopoulos, Brock University, 2012
"Just go for it! A well rounded experience of service and gaining teaching skills, cultural experiences and site-seeing, and relationship building with locals and other volunteers. This is a great way to actually make a difference in one week, to teach a man to fish, and to have doors opened for your own future (longer term opportunities) if you enjoy it as much as I think you will!"
Sandy Howe, Brock University, 2012
"I would recommend the trip to anyone, especially if they are looking for something very organized and structured. I loved the trip, it was an amazing experience and I am already planning my next trip back!!"
Anna Spencer, Concordia University, 2012
"This was truly the best trip of my life.. So many memories made, so many lessons to learn and the experience was out of this world!"
Maitha Al Yousuf, Concordia University, 2012
"GO FOR IT! It is beyond words! I will never forget the look on these kids` faces when they did well! I can't wait to go back and see everyone again!"
Maria Patzeva, Concordia University, 2012
"Do it!! I couldn't even describe my experience! Caila, Joleah and Nadya were so inspiring for all of us and anyone who is around them understands how meaningful and fantastic their intentions are, so they make us want to join in and come back to give to this beautiful community."
Amelie Chayer, Concordia University, 2012
"There truly are no words to adequately describe my experience with Outreach360. I could sit here and write countless stories about the time I spent with the kids at Salomon Jorge, about their contagious laughter and genuine smiles, but none of that would do it justice. There are so many highlights of my experience, but suffice it to say that no amount of words could ever depict the emotions I felt throughout the week. I would encourage anyone and everyone to become involved with Outreach360. I have volunteered twice with this organization in Monte Cristi, and both of my experiences were without a doubt the most powerful, beautiful, emotional, impactful, and fulfilling experiences of my life. I believe so strongly in the organization's vision, and I have seen it work. I will always be a part of the Outreach360 family, and I already can not wait to volunteer with them again in the community that has my heart."
Amanda Crevier, Concordia University, 2012
"This is one of the best experiences in life that you can ever have and you will learn so much. The community is warm and welcoming and you will have no regrets."
Roshayne Morrison, Concordia University, 2012
"It was such an amazing experience! Outreach is doing great work and it feels great to be a part of it! The people are friendly, both the locals and Outreach360 team, and the accommodations are great and you will never want to leave!"
Kirsten Packwood, Concordia University, 2012
"I was a staff leader of a university group. I felt my job was very easy, as everything was so well organized and the O360 staff was so supportive. Being part of the Monte Cristi community (as much as you can as outsider when you are there for one week!) was a powerful and humbling experience. Understanding the philosophy of O360 and seeing tin action was also wonderful, knowing the goal is to work ourselves out of a job and empower the local people. Another highlight was the cultural day (Dajabon) and all the information we received about culture, customs, history. As a leader, I also found the guidelines very helpful. Meeting with other team leaders was also a great way to connect and share. It was an amazing experience, both as a leader and as an individual. I really respect the organization and their engagement with the local community. Volunteering with O360 is a powerful and safe way to experience a different way of life and to challenge our values and assumptions. It is a great opportunity to broaden our horizons and think beyond ourselves."
Elisabeth Hummel, Concordia University, 2012
"Life changing experience simply because the mentality, the lifestyle, the value of life is completely different from North America. I personally loved it and would most definitely go back God willing in his time."
Angelina Kulanathan, Concordia University, 2012
"I am completely speechless. The experience was so overwhelming in an amazing way. I have a new perspective for life and I can not wait to share what I have learned from this amazing opportunity. You must take this opportunity! The trip has impacted me in a way I never thought it could!"
Laura Spunde, Humber College, 2012
"The short version: Go. You will be glad you did. The longer version: It is an amazing experience that will expand your perspective...even if you have done service work before. I suspect most come back home having received far more than anything that was given. It is a personally satisfying experience and an excellent reminder of what life is really about."
Elizabeth Sokol, Humber College, 2012
"Opportunity of a lifetime and I would do it again in a second."
Amber O'Connor, Humber College, 2012
"This experience is life-altering and eye-opening. It allows you to experience everything first-hand and is an experience you will keep with you forever. (It makes you want to return!)"
Brianna Punch, Humber College, 2012
"I have told people that my experience with Outreach360 has been LIFE CHANGING. I tell them the things they see, hear, witness and take part in are moments that are unforgettable. The interaction with the children, other volunteers and locals is something that brings a whole new level of deep emotion that they will want to experience. I tell them my hopes and plan from this point is to return to the Dominican and become a leader with Outreach360. I was so inspired by Terrell and Brian that it has encouraged me to strive for my dreams."
Candice Reggi, Humber College, 2012
"Go for it. It will be a life changing experience."
Erika van der Grinten, Humber College, 2012
"I loved being around the kids. Especially in the school. Their enthusiasm to learn was so amazing to witness. It is a trip that I recommend everybody experience. It is life changing."
Aimee Pudifin, Humber College, 2012
"It is a life changing experience that has made me a different person today. It is full of joy and excitement, but also eye-opening and challenging experiences. It is hard to see certain conditions people live in, but it allows you to have a wider and more open perspective to conditions around the world. We come from a developed and privileged country. This experience will stay with me forever, the relationships I have built with the community there and my team I traveled with will be forever."
Lyssa Keil, Humber College, 2012
"Outreach360 is a great organization to be a part of. When I first decided to become part of their group, I had no idea what I was getting into. After this amazing experience, it is something I will never forget. We served the children and taught them new things while at the same time learning something new ourselves. It changed me as a person. If someone asked me whether I will go on this trip again, the answer would be a resounding Yes!"
Alvin Benedict Ambrocio, Humber College, 2012
"Drop everything and go!! It's a life-changing experience"
Wendy Koll, 2012
"I went to Nicaragua hoping to make a difference and to teach the children, and learned so much about myself. I am the one that gained in the end. Nothing could have prepared me for such an amazing experience!! Working at Outreach was one of the best experiences of my life, one that I will hold in my heart forever."
Mary Jo Howard, 2012
"I would strongly encourage it for any age person. I would tell them to really take the time to read the 10 philosophies and as much of the literature as possible. I would encourage them to send the fund raiser letter early. Go into it without a preplanned hope or agenda."
Hannah Hartl, 2012
"Hard work, intense experience, but one not to be missed and transformational."
Janet Brown, 2012
"Definitely take the opportunity to do so because working with Outreach 360 was one of the best decisions of my life!!!"
Andrew Lechman, University of Western Ontario, 2012
"One of the many highlights o my trip was connecting with the children. I was so glad we made our own lesson plans. This made me feel like it was truly me who made the difference."
MaryLyn Liovas, University of Western Ontario, 2012
"DO IT. You will never regret it."
Josephine Lau, University of Western Ontario, 2012
"It is an amazing experience and I highly recommend doing it."
Blair Ball, University of Western Ontario, 2012
"Even if you are just thinking you might like to go on a service trip one day, sign up for Outreach360. The experience you will have is unparalleled and the memories you make will definitely last a lifetime. My Outreach360 trip was one of the best trips of my lifetime and I hope I can make it back in the future."
Ryan Walsh, University of Western Ontario, 2012
"The staff and leaders were amazing and made us feel completely at ease. They were also very patient with us and allowed us to settle into the new environment at our own pace. They answered all our questions and ensured that we had a very positive experience. The community and students were also fantastic in how welcoming and warm they were. If you want an unparalleled experience with the perfect balance of work and play, I would enthusiastically recommend joining Outreach360. Not only will you be working for an extremely rewarding cause, you will also feel so welcomed by the community and the Outreach360 leaders and staff."
Sahanah Ganesh, University of Western Ontario, 2012
"I would recommend O360 without hesitation!"
James Brooymans-Quinn, University of Western Ontario, 2012
" I had the time of my life and would encourage others to do the same. I can't wait to work with outreach 360 again and explore other opportunities like it."
Adrienne Siberry, University of Western Ontario, 2012
"This is so far above any other type of spring break trip that you have to do it. The look on the children's faces is worth more than sitting at a resort for a week, and you will never be the same again."
Mark Hewitt, University of Western Ontario, 2012
"Some of the highlights were the children that we got to work with and connect with, the on site Outreach staff who were welcoming and friendly and really made our stay much more enjoyable, and the people who travelled with me who were all very optimistic and enthusiastic about the trip. I also loved the fact that we got to do a culture day in addition to the teaching at the school."
Julia Smith, University of Western Ontario, 2012
"The highlights of my experience is seeing how enthusiastic the kids are to learn English. They really embrace our presence at the school and the neighbourhood center. It is so heartwarming to see the potential some of the kids have and with this education, they can change their lives and hopefully change the life for Nicaraguans. My most memorable highlight was when I was teaching in the Grade one class at Jose Delores and a girl gave myself and my whole teaching team stickers. The children in Nicaragua value stickers and everyone wants to have one. By simply giving us a sticker, it shows that she really appreciated the work we were doing and deserved a sticker for our work. By the second day, the children in the school were giving us hugs and were playing with us at recess. I would tell them that this is an eye opening experience. It is an experience that can not be described unless you experience it your self. If this is out of your comfort zone, do not let that hold you back from going on this trip. This trip will really put your life into perspective yet see how similar we are. It takes you back to a place were there is limited technology and everyone finds ways to have fun. This trip will show you the true meaning of community."
Helen Suen, University of Western Ontario, 2012
Agnes Kwan, University of Western Ontario, 2012
"The home was very well kept; always clean. The food was always delicious. We sustained a power outage for 2.5 days and the staff made things easy for us during that time - provided candles, extra flashlights etc."
Ed Cook, University of Western Ontario, 2012
"100% do it! It is an absolutely incredible experience, not just for you but for the kids and community you work with. Being able to see progress right before your eyes is a life-changing opportunity."
Caroline Blake, University of Western Ontario, 2012
"Jump right in and take the opportunity. It changed me in a way that I did not think would be possible in such a little period of time."
Pierre-Philippe Turnbull, University of Western Ontario, 2012
"It was an awesome experience, so worthwhile. The kids were amazing."
Charlotte Rollans, University of Western Ontario, 2012
"DON'T HESITATE, JOIN NOW!!!!! It will be THE best experience you'll ever have!"
Felicia Zhang, University of Western Ontario, 2012
"This has been such a life-changing experience. I really appreciated how Outreach360 goes above and beyond to help the volunteers truly experience and understand the culture. It was amazing to actually see the progress in the schools as I was contributing to a bigger picture. I now know what it means to communicate love, poco a poco."
Chantelle Lassaline, University of Western Ontario, 2012
"If you have ever wanted to make a difference, this is your chance. If you have ever wanted to be reminded of how lucky you are, this is your chance. If you have ever wanted to empower a child to have a life of choice, this is your chance. With this program you will make a difference in the lives of children, but those same children will make an even larger difference in your own life."
Sean Gareau, University of Western Ontario, 2012
"I loved all the cultural experiences and learned a lot. Working at the school was amazing. The beach and the mountain were stand-outs as well as the market in terms of outings, and I appreciated the history, political, and cultural background info. Outreach360 provided an amazing experience. I learned so much about the Dominican Republic and myself while contributing to an amazing community. I would recommend Outreach360 to anyone of any age who is willing to step outside of their comfort zone, gain a global perspective, and contribute to sustainable change." 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
Hannah Schultz-Durkacz, University of Western Ontario, 2012
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