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ISU Spanish for the Health Professions Students Planning Service Trip to Puerto Rico

Students in Idaho State University’s Spanish for the Health Professions program plan to visit Puerto Rico to help aid in the reconstruction of Hurricane Irma that left the country without electricity, water and basic necessities on September 20, 2017.

“I was planning on making a trip to Puerto Rico, and instead of canceling my plans, I started to think of how I could still help during my visit,” said Adolfo Andazola, a pre-health and Spanish for the Health Professions student at ISU. “Thanks to all the volunteers who were willing to accept the challenge, we were able to form a small group called ‘Idaho 4 Puerto Rico’.”

Students from both the Spanish for the Health Professions and pre-health programs will be making the trip to Puerto Rico during Spring Break, which is March 17-24.

“We hope to continue with this service trip for the years to come and help Puerto Rico recover because we are aware that its reconstruction will take several years to accomplish,” Andazola said. “We hope to be one step in the road to recovery.”

The group is using a GoFundMe site to help raise money for the trip. Andazola said every donation will help to alleviate the cost for each student. To donate, visit their GoFundMe site.