Student Volunteer Service Trips
The UI Alumni Association Iowa Voyagers offers opportunities for UI students to travel overseas on volunteer service programs. We encourage students to take advantage of these opportunities not only to serve, but to experience other cultures.
Student Volunteer Service Travel
Our volunteer service trips are some of the most fulfilling student programs – not only for the UI student volunteers and the children they help, but also for our generous donor whose funds make these experiences possible. There are now two locations where students can serve: Romania and Ecuador.
Each year, teams of caring people travel to Romania or Ecuador to improve the lives of disadvantaged children. For two weeks, they nurture babies, toddlers, and pre-schoolers in daycare settings and help school-age children practice their conversational English skills.
2015 Program Dates:
Romania: May 23 - June 6, 2015
Ecuador: May 16 - 30, 2015
Both trips are operated by Global Volunteers http://www.globalvolunteers.org.
|Scholarship recipient and Ecuador trip participant, Caitlin Sturms-Salyer, is featured on the Global Volunteers website The Best Thing I've Ever Done.|
|Scholarship recipient and UI Student, Juliann Gibson, put together this video describing how the volunteer service trip to Ecuador impacted her and fellow participants.|
|Iowa Voyagers traveler Lily Allen-Dueñas shares why her volunteer trip to a Romanian orphanage left her with a heart wide open. Read the Iowa Alumni Magazine article, "A Heart Wide Open."|