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  1. Safe and Secure Lodging

Each program has a Giovana Travel Home Base, a place for Giovana Travel students. It’s their home away from home – to relax, enjoy meals with Giovana Travel staff and other volunteers. Students room together in gender-segregated group lodging.

2. Caring Supervision

Giovana Travel policy is for no student to ever be by themselves at any point in time. Students should be either with staff members, in groups, or assigned to a buddy. Our average student-staff ratio is 6:1.

3. Healthy Meals and Purified Water

Meals are prepared fresh daily, with a healthy mix of fruits, vegetables, meat, dairy, and bread. Students may sample local cuisine, but Western-style and vegetarian options are also available. Students also have access to unlimited safe drinking water.

4. Expert Local Knowledge

Our in-country staff members have intimate knowledge of the host community. They have established relationships with medical professionals in the area, as well as local organizations where students do community service.

5. Safe and Comfortable Transportation

Students are transported in Giovana Travel-approved vehicles by experienced, licensed drivers. At time of arrival, Giovana Travel staff will be at the airport to meet and greet students. If the plane is delayed, they will wait until students arrive. At airport drop-off, Giovana Travel staff will help students check in and make sure students know how to find their flight.

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