Parent of Zach Hamber
San Diego State
“Our son is still praising the program and expressing how worthwhile it was for him.
“The best experience of my life.”
Parent of Zach Hamber, Mechanical Engineering Student: San Diego State University
”The best experience of my life.”
Before endorsing my son’s desire to participate, I did sufficient due diligence by studying the entire public access website, critically reading the contract, contacting staff with my concerns about contract language, and verifying that some of the former participants really went to the universities their testimonials said they did.
I vouch for the staff, validate the program is as advertised, and strongly endorse the program for self-motivated adventurous students.
The understanding, thoughtful, and quick responses reassured me that the program was well-managed, the claims and testimonials were sincere, and thus we had good odds for a good return on investment. I have no connection to the program or any of its staff. My son found out about it from a notice in an Engineers Without Borders Newsletter. He knew no one who had gone, but is happy with the decision he made. In closing I vouch for the staff, validate the program is as advertised, and strongly endorse the program for self-motivated adventurous students.”
Parent of Alex Harris
University of Florida
“I am grateful that the renewable energy program in Costa Rica exists. It is creating a network of highly educated, empowered students dedicated to change.”
Parent of Alex Harris, Journalism Major: University of Florida
I am grateful that the program exists as a science based education program. It is creating a network of highly educated, empowered students dedicated to changing the world for the good of all.
Parent of Adam Phoebe
“The program renewed an excitement in him about his studies and he was eager to get back to school and talk to his professors and peers.”
Parent of Adam Phoebe, Major in Energy Engineering:Pennsylvania State University
The difference this time was by attending this program it helped things click for him. What he has been learning in a book now was a tangible experience he could directly relate to as an Energy Engineer.
As Adam entered his senior year at Penn State he had a different view more focused in his field of study. He seemed to look at the bigger picture and the global impact of making smart energy decisions which we attribute to his program experience.
The Wind Turbines, Solar Panels, Hydro Electric Power, and Geothermal Power all of which he studied now seemed to make more sense to him. The program seemed to renew an excitement in him about his studies and he was eager to get back to school and talk to his professors about what he had learned. He even started thinking about job opportunities that he previously had not considered because of what he had learned in Costa Rica.
He also spoke about how the EartH2O Team and Students helped create Rain water collection systems for the under served population in local communities, which helped these families save water, money and precious natural resources. For a parent we have always taught our children to give back and I was very happy to hear this was part of the program. He had a sense of pride telling us the stories of the people in the community that he met and helped and how grateful they were. As Adam entered his senior year at Penn State he had a different view more focused in his field of study. He seemed to look at the bigger picture and the global impact of making smart energy decisions which we attribute to the quality of the program experience. That year he kept in touch with his summer costa rica team group. He also kept in touch with his counselors. He felt the company was where he ultimately wanted to work. He met with the owners of the company several times during his senior year to discuss job possibilities. I am proud to say our son now works for some of them. Was the program worth it, without a doubt he now an integral part of the spin off team working in the USA.
Parent of Alex Harris
Major in Journalism
University of Florida
“I am very proud that Alex took the steps to learn and I know that the renewable energy program has had a profound impact on Alex’s future.”
Parent of Alex Harris, Major in Journalism: University of Florida
I am very proud that Alex took the step to learn about this important part of our world and I know that program has had a profound impact on Alex’s future. Everyone she met had their own story and she heard each one – from UF students that she met for the ﬁrst time, to the staff from all over the world to the Costa Ricans who were so proud of their country that they showed Alex their native food, drinks and dances.I am honored to be able to recommend the program. You or your child will enjoy the experience, learn amazing things, have a fabulous adventure, meet lifetime friends from far away places and return from the trip with so much more than a sunburn from a week at the beach.