About The Human Interaction Project

The Human Interaction Project (H.I.P) is rooted in the belief that travel facilitates individual, local, and global change. Recipients will receive the trip of a lifetime: foreign immersion combined with volunteering and self-growth. Up to 5 college-age students a year will be given a travel experience in partnership with the international volunteering and learning organization UBELONG.

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Eligibility & Application

The key attributes sought in applicants are a concern for your fellow man (not students who are simply looking to fill up a resume with volunteer/international development experience); a hunger for self-growth (this is not designed to be a fun spring break); maturity; curiosity; openness to foreign cultures; willingness to step outside your comfort zone and an independent streak.

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Smiling People

Smile and Make Someone’s Day Brighter

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“Peace begins with a smile.”  ― Mother Teresa Even when we do become more sensitive to the plight of others through expanding our awareness, we don’t always respond by taking…

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Human Connection

Three Key Actions to Connecting With People

via Human Interaction Project

By Matt Ragland, Huffington Post. In the past years, I’ve held a myriad of odd jobs. Busboy, dishwasher, shipping specialist, camp counselor, football ref, lacrosse coach, and general jack-of-all-trades. The…

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5 Life Lessons from Traveling the World

via Human Interaction Project

By Mark Manson. Almost five years ago today, my apartment lease expired, I shipped a few boxes to my mom’s house, packed a suitcase to (hopefully) last me a few…

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The Human Interaction Project is a project of The Giving Back Fund, Inc. (Federal Tax ID 04-3367888), a Massachusetts nonprofit corporation with federal tax-exempt status as a public charity under Section 501(c)(3).