Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

Tamara Baum

Bachelor of Science in Psychology

"It was really amazing to not only live with a Sri Lankan family, but to also live with volunteers from other countries. I still keep in contact with some of the people that I met through SLV.Global. This experience made me see the bigger picture. It's good to take a step out of a world where you are so focused on yourself and to put that focus on other people. This is the kind of trip that lingers on when you get home. You don't just gain experience and knowledge while you are there, but this new awareness and understanding resonates in you long after you return home."