As part of the annual Aggie Service-Learning Experience, eighteen Texas A&M at Qatar students volunteered in Laos for nine days. The students engaged with country’s culture, stayed with host families, learned the Lao language, and visited local religious sites.
“I wanted to help guide the students through this trip in a way they can gain culturally as well as personally. But I found that at the same time I can learn so much from the participants and that was a rewarding experience.” -Abdulkarim Mohamed
“I wanted to become a leader to improve my communication skills and enhance my problem-solving abilities. In this experience I gained lessons in both intercultural connection and compassion.” -Aisha Al-Naemi
As part of the service program, students also hosted a blood drive, participated in an autism walk, organized beach clean-ups, and volunteered at the Qatar Animal Welfare Society.
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