Please conserve: Think before you print this email.
Please see below an announcement of opportunities to volunteer in
conservation and community development projects abroad.
Chair and Professor
Urban and Regional Planning Department
San Jose State University
----- Forwarded by Dayana Salazar/SJSU on 09/16/2009 10:42 AM -----
School of Urban & Reg Planning students & faculty
09/15/2009 04:07 PM
I am hosting some information meetings for students here at SJSU this
Thursday and was wondering of you may be able to send some information
onto the students and/or faculty within the Global Studies Department.
International Student Volunteers will be selecting students from San Jose
to participate in volunteer travel projects in Australia, New Zealand,
Costa Rica, Ecuador, Dominican Republic, Thailand and Eastern Europe this
The volunteer projects focus on Social Community Develop, supporting
underprivileged children and families; or Conservation projects, working
in environmental areas like rainforest regeneration and endangered species
management. More info at www.isvonline.org. Students will have the
opportunity to learn first hand about the social and environmental issues
these countries are facing every day and give back through their volunteer
efforts. It's truly is a life changing experience!
I have included some information below that you can simply forward on,
which includes all of the details for the meetings in the Student Union
this week. Thanks so much for you help. Please let me know if you have
California Campus Coordinator
International Student Volunteers
The Adventure of a Lifetime - www.isvonline.org
Make a difference with your summer!
Travel and Volunteer Overseas!
SJSU on Thursday Sept. 17 in the Student Union -- Costanoan Room (3rd
floor). Meetings start every hour on the hour at: 9am, 10, 11, 12pm, 1,
2, 3, 4 and 5pm!
With ISV you can combine exciting Adventure Travel with meaningful
Volunteer Work (in either Conservation or Community Development)!
ISV is selecting students from all over the USA, Canada, Europe and the UK
to participate in our volunteer work and adventure travel programs! Our
meaningful volunteer work projects are conservation and community
development based, with projects ranging from animal conservation and
research to children’s education programs and community construction
projects in third world villages
Australia – Fairy Penguin Protection – Snorkeling and Scuba Diving the
Great Barrier Reef
New Zealand – Island habitat rehabilitation - Skiing and Snowboarding
Thailand - Elephant Conservation Program - Overnight Sea Kayak Trips
Costa Rica - Turtle & Dolphin Research - 3-Day White Water Rafting Trip
Eastern Europe –Teaching in Orphanages – 7 Day Island Hopping Adventure
Ecuador – Whale Monitoring and working with native Indian Tribes – Glacier
Hiking and Amazon Jungle Trek
Dominican Republic – Children’s Educational Program – Canyoning and
With ISV, you can travel with a group of like-minded students for a
life-changing summer experience lasting anywhere from two weeks to three
months. Most students will travel on the 4 week program which has an
incredible adventure tour following your volunteer project, allowing you
to see the best of your host country.
I look forward to seeing you at the meeting as I would love to meet you
personally. This meeting is going to be informal and informative. There is
absolutely no commitment whatsoever as it’s an information meeting only.
We'll be talking about the ISV Summer Programs for 2010 and you can ask us
any questions you might have.
Some exciting things we’ll cover in the information meeting are:
Offsetting costs through tax deductable sponsorship donations from the
How to receive academic credit for your participation (selected campuses
How you can tailor your program to last anywhere from two weeks to three
Optional excursions including: Spanish language/Latin dancing lessons
(Spanish speaking countries only.) Galapagos Island and Peru- Machu Picchu
Plus, we'll be talking about the fantastic experiences thousands of
students had last year on our program! Bring along any friends you feel
might be interested, as you’re able to travel with your friends even if
they’re not students at this university!
Over 15,000 students have travelled with ISV and contributed to volunteer
efforts across six continents. ISV truly is the adventure of a lifetime
and your chance to make a difference with your summer.
I'd like to encourage you to get online and check out the ISV website:
www.isvonline.org to find out additional information.
This is an incredible opportunity to travel with a purpose this summer. I
look forward to meeting you at the campus information meeting!
International Student Volunteers.
Join thousands of students from around the world who are choosing to
volunteer and have the adventure of a lifetime with ISV.
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