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South Africa 2014


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Student Reflections

“I feel immensely more confident as an individual after having been shown love from people of a completely different culture. It is, of course, natural to be nervous upon immersing yourself into a new culture and a new way of life in a completely different geographical location than that of what you’re used to, but it is such a refreshing and gratifying feeling once you realize there is no reason to be nervous because the differences between people of different regions, cultures, beliefs, etc. are few in comparison to the similarities of these very people. The most basic similarity that all people around the world share with one another is, simply, that we are all humans- humans that want simply to feel love and kindness.”

 

 “The world citizen definition has changed but more than that it has a new version of my previous definition. Being a world citizen means adapting oneself to understand people from anywhere in the world even if making an impact on their lives is not a possibility. It means listening to them and carrying their stories.”



Meet the 2014 South Africa Cohort


Partner Organizations

Khaya Volunteer Projects

Community Partners

The OACS Global Service Program in South Africa would not be possible without our trusted and longstanding partnership with the Nichols Humanitarian Fund.