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For the past 11 summers, volunteers from all different walks of life have traveled to China to participate in the China Summer Teaching Program. Participants in the program work with roughly 150 rural Chinese students to provide educational opportunities to these students and strengthen environmental awareness.
Every year many young volunteers from around the globe decide to come to the USA with the ICYE program not only to immerse themselves in the English language and American culture, but also to live a different experience and most importantly to help local communities. The International Cultural Youth Exchange, better known as ICYE, is an international volunteer and cross-cultural exchange program that connects 40 countries worldwide.
Kathleen, a business woman from New York, shares her personal experiences while volunteering with United Planet with the tight-knit community at an orphanage in Romania.
“The children were incredible. So inspiring and welcoming. I felt my trip was a vacation for my soul.”