Friday, 18 August 2017

GV Hawaii student shares his life enriching experience through volunteering in tropical paradise!

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Global Village Hawaii has carefully built relationships with non-profit organizations to allow GV Hawaii students to volunteer in making a positive impact in the local community. Students who sign up to volunteer are given an unique opportunity to learn outside of the classroom in a related field of study (e.g. education, health care, tourism, etc.), career path or special interests. This real-world setting allows students to have direct experience with the English speaking community and benefit from meeting local people.

Here is a testimonial from one of our students, Shingo who volunteered at the Lyon Arboretum’s visitor center. The Lyon Arboretum is a 200-acre arboretum and botanical garden managed by the University of Hawai’i at Manoa.

Shingo says “I had a good experience through volunteering at the arboretum. At first, it was hard for me because I look like a local staff so most of the visitors mainly from mainland U.S. or Australia talk to me in natural speed English. But soon I got used to it and I could explain to them that I am here to learn English as well as volunteer experience. Volunteering is also a good opportunity for me to meet local people and find new connections because I am interested in business in Hawaii. So this program gave me a bright future. It is ok to study English only in the classroom but I think if you have a chance, it’s best if you can give it a try and see the world outside of the classroom. There are much things to learn and gain for your future.”

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