Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Isla de Espiritu Santo

In June I spent 5 weeks living in the Isla de Espiritu Santo with a wonderful host family. The experience was like no other I have had before. Spending so much time immersed in the life of the people and the culture in El Salvador has given me a greater understanding of what life there is like that you cannot get from any other kind of visit. This was more than traveling or tourism, this was living with the people, a unique experience with endless benefits, surprises and wonders.

I made this journey after graduating from university, and I highly recommend such an adventure to anyone. The relationship that I developed with the family I lived with and the community will be a part of my life and future actions forever. Taking the time to actually live with someone else and understand their life has been the best investment of my time. This was a unique and amazing opportunity that will be with me for the rest of my life and I encourage anyone considering an extended delegation with a home-stay to do it! 

by Rachel Reist Delegation member and Spanish Student

1 comment:

  1. Hey there i am currently putting together a research and possible action piece for my capstone of a sustainability bachelors program i was wondering if i could pick your brain for some information. is my email. thanks