By: Marilenny Dishmey Almeida, Greenheart Work and Travel participant and Ambassador Scholar

I am participating in the Work and Travel program and it has been the best experience I have ever had in my life! I am living in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania and I´m meeting people from all over the world who are also participating in the Work and Travel program. In the last few months, I have learned that there is no border, culture, language, religion or sex that makes us feel uncomfortable.

On this program, I have seen and experienced things that I never could have imagined. I have also tasted food that I did not know existed, with condiments from different places. I have gotten the opportunity to cook Polish food with my friend Justina, and I really enjoyed the experience and being able to learn more about her culture. My friend Zaidan, from Jordan, is friendly and always wants to learn new words in Spanish. I like the traditional dance from Slovakia, but it is kind of difficult. I have also met people from Ukraine, Turkey, and Puerto Rico. I really enjoy every moment I spend with my friends from other countries.

We are family and that makes me feel at home.

If you want to gain friends from all over the world while exploring a new country too, look into our Work and Travel program. Follow us on Twitter to see the adventures our participants are having during their time abroad.