The Seattle Institute team of 2019-2020 arrived in September, and their 10 months of personal and professional growth in the Seattle area have begun!
They are settled into their homes with their Homestay families, participating in weekly service leadership workshops and activities, attending intensive English classes from Monday through Friday, and through it all, they have been uniting together as a team.
Meet the students of 2019-2020!
Abigail – NPH Nicaragua
Earlier in 2019, I graduated from university with a degree in Sustainable Tourism. I am from the Island of Ometepe, which led me to finding my cause in protecting the environment and educating others on how they can as well. I am excited to be in Seattle because I want to grow spiritually and professionally, and get to know a new culture, language and people. Being part of this program is the best thing that has happened to me this year.
Alexis – NPH Guatemala
I am in my third year studying in university to be an English teacher so that I can better support and teach my brothers and sisters at NPH, and provide them with new tools to practice their English. I am excited to be part of the Seattle program because it’s an incredible opportunity to improve my skills, meet new people and learn from another culture. It fills with me with great pride to share my NPH experience and represent my country while I am there.
David – NPH Mexico
I graduated from high school with a focus on public accounting, and then served the NPH Mexico home for two years in different capacities while supporting our youth development group. After my year in Seattle I will begin my university studies in Mexico and work toward a Business Administration degree. I am happy to be part of the Seattle Institute program and excited to learn new things and step outside my comfort zone, learning to be a competent leader so that I can help NPH in the future and where I am needed.
Jazmín – NPH El Salvador
I am in my fourth year of university, studying International Business and Marketing. Before arriving in Seattle, I was the representative and go-to support for the NPH El Salvador university women. I am so thankful to God and to NPH for this incredible opportunity, and excited for the challenge, all that I will learn, and the entire experience. I hope to return to my home country as a different person in respect to service and leadership, to continue supporting NPH.