Reflecting on a Wonderful Experience
By: Sushania Pryce, Work and Travel Ambassador Scholar
As summer comes to an end, I can’t help but reflect on my CCI’s Greenheart experience these past few years. Truly it has been a remarkable experience, one that has really changed my life. Thanks to the Greenheart Club, I had the opportunity to work and volunteer in the United States of America. I was able to meet some of the most amazing people I’ve ever come across and participate in this unique program of cultural exchange.
Even though this is my fourth time on the work and travel program, I have only been a Greenheart member for the past two summers. These two past summers have been the best thanks to CCI Greenheart. I was very happy when I was told I’d be a cultural Ambassador Scholar this year. I was eager to take on the challenge of writing blogs and making videos that would capture the essence of my Summer Work Travel program. At first, I was a little worried about time management, but I was able to do it.
Being a Jamaican Ambassador Scholar also helped me realize that there is much more to the Summer Work Travel program. It teaches you many things both directly and indirectly. For one I’ve learnt how to manage my time more efficiently. I’ve also learned how to manage my money and I’ve gained the experience of a lifetime by just being able to travel in the USA. Through CCI Greenheart I’ve also been able to improve my English and I also learned a few foreign words as well.
I had a great time working and volunteering in my host community, Kennebunkport. I worked hard, did some travelling, saved a lot money and created friendships that would last for a very long time. Summer 2013 for me was indeed one of my best summers yet and it’s all because I was given the amazing opportunity through CCI Greenheart. I encourage everyone to take advantage of volunteering through CCI Greenheart, because it’s both self-edifying and rewarding. Thanks again CCI Greenheart!