Applications closed for 2024.




13th of June, 2014


New Orleans '14

From the time I arrived at the airport I knew I was going to enjoy this course thoroughly. KC was so welcoming to everyone who came down the escalator. All of the kids instantly connected, it can be scary when you are with a group of total strangers, but we never had a quiet moment. I believe I have made friendships that are going to last me a very long time. One thing that I really liked about the course was how the activities never repeated, so we never got bored with anything we were doing. James, who was the person from Common Ground who pretty much coordinated the things we did, and he made sure all of the things we did were fun and kept us occupied. Being able to see the culture firsthand by going to the French Quarter was amazing. I haven’t ever seen a city quite like New Orleans where everyone is friendly, and it’s so family-oriented. Everyone is so hospitable and the people of New Orleans really embrace their culture. I am extremely happy to have been able to make an impact on this city and hope to continue helping in the near future.



Footer Questions Box