International Service Learning Program, ISLP for short, is a program that my university has for it’s students. As of right now, there are a total of 5 programs to choose from. In each program you get the opportunity to go to a different country and teach in a local school while traveling throughout that area. There is a program in Botswana, Trinidad and Tobago, Belize, the Philippines, and I am currently in the Croatia one. These programs are made of groups of different disciplines. I am in the Communication discipline because that is my declared major.
In May, I will be traveling with a group of students, from the Nursing and Communications disciplines, to Croatia. In Croatia we will be going to Zagreb, Sisak, and surrounding areas and we will also be making stop-over’s in Munich, Germany and Istanbul, Turkey.
For 3 days we will be teaching a program in two local schools and the other days we will be traveling and absorbing as much culture as we can.
The program we have prepared for the students has been a semester long process between the 9 people in my discipline group. Health Messages is the over all concept of what we will be teaching the students. We made a workbook for the students consisting of fun activities about Health Messages so that they can learn as much as they can from us. Each discipline has a different workbook and overall message that they want to teach the students. Before the trip, each discipline comes together to teach the other disciplines about their own workbook so they are informed enough to help out with each workbook. I won’t go into too much detail but we will be working a lot with the students 🙂
I am extremely excited that I have the opportunity to go on an amazing trip. I can’t wait to emerge myself into different cultures while also giving back to the community. Although I am not fully done with the trip, I am already planning to go on the Belize trip next year if everything goes well.
I’m also excited to say that this will not be my only trip this summer. I am also doing a cross-country road trip from Kentucky to Nevada, and every place in between, and I am spending a week in Germany as well. If you want to follow me while I’m on this trip, and the other trips I’m taking this summer, make sure you add me on all of my social media websites because I will be posting as many pictures and posts as I can. My YouTube channel is the main reason I am on the internet so make sure to check out my videos because I will be posting videos every Sunday!
Thanks for reading! Happy Travels