Student testimonials – Puerto Rico March 2014

“Being a part of the Puerto Rico teaching trip was one of the most rewarding experiences I have ever had. You can tell you are making a positive impact in the children’s lives as well as broadening their view on the world. I wouldn’t hesitate to go back for a second!”  - Emily L., Nichols College


“The GATES Academic Trip to Puerto Rico has truly impacted my life! I loved being able to do some sightseeing, while also relaxing and getting fully immersed within the culture there. I absolutely LOVED being in the Lab School within the University and being able to teach classes on our own. I made lifelong connections and friends there and I truly cannot wait to return someday in the near future, I hope! Thank you to GATES and Leslie for putting this trip together, I gained so much more than knowledge while on this trip and I cannot thank you enough!”  - Alley E., Nichols College


“The trip to Puerto Rico with the Gates Institute was something I will never forget. Leslie always went above and beyond for every one of us to make sure we all had a fantastic time. The school we worked with was fantastic and they went above and beyond.”  - Katelyn P., Nichols College


“Going to Puerto Rico with GATES was an unforgettable experience. The sights, the sounds, and the music made the trip feel like a fantasy. Taking in a new place and culture while getting to an opportunity to teach there was priceless.”  - Katie T., Nichols College


“Going with the GATES program was truly an amazing experience. It brought me somewhere that I have been wanting to go to for a long time. I left having a great time and more than just great memories.”  - Brandon J., Nichols College


“P.R. was amazing!  I loved the experience.  Every person should experience a different culture. Teaching kids that honestly wanted to be in school was a blessing.  Can’t wait to go again!”  - Tavaughn G., Nichols College

Photos from the academic tour to Brazil, May 2013!