The term 'volunteerism' has become something of a commodity in a society that sees service as a requirement rather than an option. This project looks back to students, exploring what motivated them to go abroad to serve others and the type of impact they left behind.



Neda Momeni and Ramin Morshed spent the summer giving medical assistance to impoverished people in Nicaragua but gained experiences more valuable than just another item to add to their resume.


The UCLA chapter of the Global Medical Brigades spends winter and summer breaks in Honduras to bring medical assistance. Through living in the orphanages and working among the people, students build close ties with the Honduran people.


Using their experiences abroad in El Salvador, UCLA alumni Eric Lam and Benison Pang form a new kind of non-profit that unites service organizations to better aid developing communities.