Testimonial 3

“An investment in the Institute for Village Studies goes so far; not only around the world but also to further education and service for students to connect with rural communities while building their own global understanding and cultural competence.”

-Julia, Village Ambassador & Monthly Donor

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Ashley Hollenbeck
Testimonial 2

“I learned to travel in a way that had been missing from my other experiences. The cross-cultural education that IVS provided shifted my world view, taught me how to better engage with the local community, and got me thinking about how I might make a difference.”

-Kelsey, IVS Alum - 2009, Bhutan

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Ashley Hollenbeck
Testimonial 1

“There were many reasons why I decided to go on my first IVS trip to India: travel, new experiences, traditional food, but the reasons why I returned for a 2nd and 3rd trip were: long lasting friendships, global service, community connection, and exploration.”

-Sam, IVS Alum - 2013, 2015, 2016, India, Thailand & Burma

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Ashley Hollenbeck