Alex Elizzaraga, one of Spirit's 2015 Volunteer Abroad scholarship recipients, was able to see Pope Francis during his recent visit to Quito, Ecuador! Read more about Elizzaraga's thrilling experience on his blog: http://spiritscholarshipblog.blogspot.com/2015/07/el-papa-in-quito.html
Volunteer Abroad blog update: Pope Francis in Quito, Ecuador!
Volunteer Abroad scholarship recipient blogging about his experience in Ecuador
One of Spirit's Volunteer Abroad Scholarship Receipient, Alex Elizzarga, has arrived in Ecuador and is blogging about his experience! Elizarraga will take one week of advanced Spanish lessons before volunteering for three weeks at a summer camp for school-aged children. Read his blog here: www.spiritscholarshipblog.blogspot.com
Use Spirit discount code 210540 to book a TrekAmerica tour
Spirit participants can use discount code 210540 to recieve 10% off a TrekAmerica tour. TrekAmerica offers a variety of tours across the USA with a maximum of 13 participants.
Not sure where to start your planning? Read their list of Top Things to do in America and remember that Spirit recommends extended travelling to occur after completing your program, during your 30-day grace period.
Scholarship Recipients Matched for Volunteer Projects in Ecuador
2015 Volunteer Abroad Scholarship Winners Announced
Now accepting direct applications for Professional Development Program
Spirit is now accepting applications direct from participants on its Professional Development Program! We offer J-1 visa program sponsorship for participants who already have an internship arranged or those who want a Spirit placement.
Interested applicants should complete our Get Information form. We currently have internships and training placement opportunities available for summer 2015.
To learn more about our Professional Development program, click here.
Chicago Internships Available
- Taste of Chicago
- White Sox and Cubs baseball games
- Frank Lloyd Wright architectural tours in Oak Park
- Second City improv comedy shows
- Concerts in Millennium Park
- Customize style sheets and pages for client websites
- Configure Drupal and WordPress plugins and pages for client websites and our home website
- Write code snippets (and documentation) for small customization projects
- Assist senior developers with other tasks, as assigned
- This position supports the Sales Representatives while gaining knowledge of marketing, advertising and promotion.
- Students will learn to develop professional telephone etiquette, create client proposals, enhance company marketing, learn valuable workplace skills not available in a classroom, and more.
March 1 deadline for 2015 Ecuador Volunteer Scholarship
Spirit's Summer 2015 Ecuador Volunteer Scholarship is open to applicants! We are currently offering two merit-based scholarships to take part in a 2-4 week volunteering project in Ecuador through Fundación Bolivar Education's Volunteer Program. All applications are due by March 01, 2015.
Visit our scholarship page for more details and read the blog of our 2014 scholarship winner Danielle S!
Alumni Engagement in Czech Republic
Important Safety Message from DOS
The safety of participants is our priority. The Department of State (DOS) and J-1 Visa Program Sponsors worked together to create these important messages on bicycle safety for J-1 participants. Click on the links below to watch these videos now or log into our Support Center.