San Juan, Dominican RepublicStudents chosen for this trip participate in a week-long construction project. Through the organization, Cambiando Vidas (Changing Lives), groups engage in a cultural and communal experience of building a house for a family. Volunteers see the project to completion - from the foundation to welcoming the family into their home.
Quito, EcuadorThe Working Boys' Center serves over 400 families of working children. Volunteers engage in school and community projects focused on the program's commitment to formation and social assistance. Groups also participate in a "minga" - a community work gang construction project.
San Salvador, El SalvadorStudents who participate in this service experience are hosted by the Handmaids of the Sacred Heart of Jesus through Project Fiat International. Service includes a building project, care for malnourished children in a community center, and involvement with neighborhood schools.
San Lucas, GuatemalaStudents chosen for this service trip work with the San Lucas Mission and Parish. Projects include participation in construction, coffee picking and processing, reforestation, and various community tasks. Groups receive a cross-cultural experience combining hands on service with opportunities for learning and community building.
Georgetown, GuyanaIn this English-speaking South American country, students work to assist the Guyanese people by helping in the various ministries offered by the Sisters of Mercy. Volunteers serve in hospitals, orphanages, and/or hospices.
Port Au Prince, HaitiHosted by Partners In Development (PID), students who participate in this trip are engaged in various forms of service. Group projects include building homes, making village improvements, running children's programs, and assisting in the PID clinic. Participants will also have the opportunity to interact with children at a local orphanage.
El Progreso, HondurasParticipants selected for this program will serve at Copprome Children's Shelter. Students will spend most of their days playing with over sixty boys and girls of various ages. Groups will also assist a partnering mission team to build homes in a nearby village.
Kingston, JamaicaThrough this experience, students provide services to the homeless in a soup kitchen and shelter, visit the elderly in a home sponsored by the Missionaries of Charity, and minister to children in a local hospital. This program, The Jamaica Volunteers, is administered by the Jamaica Volunteer Foundation.
Mexico City, MexicoIn Mexico City, the oldest of the ISP trips, students live with the girls of the Yolia Project. A group of female students serve at a home for girls, assisting in their day-to-day activities such as chores, homework, play and prayer. The group also spends time working at a day center for impoverished children.
Managua, NicaraguaHand in Hand Ministries is dedicated to providing food, water, clothing, shelter, education and medical care to the most vulnerable populations. Participants on this trip will work with families to repair or build homes, and assist with school repairs in neighborhood preschools. Groups will visit community members, play with the students and tutor local school children.