Take-a-Friend-Home: Enrique and Olivia’s Guatemala Story

This past summer, Westminster students Olivia Andoe ’17 and Enrique Salanic Alvarado ’15 participated in Westminster’s Take-a-Friend-Home program, an innovative global outreach and cultural immersion program through the College’s Churchill Institute for Global Engagement. Supported by Westminster’s Board of Trustees, the program funds round-trip airfare for pairs of students to experience each other’s home country, a great opportunity for cultural exchange and education.

As part of their application for the program, Olivia and Enrique planned a volunteer project in Enrique’s home country, Guatemala. They went through a rigorous application process and were approved to volunteer at the Animal Aware Shelter, the largest animal shelter in the area. Also as a part of the Take-a-Friend-Home program, Enrique will visit with Olivia’s family in Tulsa, Oklahoma over Thanksgiving break.

Watch their video to learn more about Olivia and Enrique’s trip to Guatemala!

To learn more about Westminster’s Take-a-Friend-Home program, visit our webpage.

Applications for the Take-a-Friend-Home Program are available during International Education Week in November of each year. Completed applications are due approximately one week after the start of the spring semester in January. 

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