Student Testimonials

Real student feedback from our May 2019 trips

We’ll have more feedback on the way, but here were some of our favorite testimonials from some of our teams:


Life is all about experiences and Choose a Challenge allows you to live life to the fullest
— Joe Morris / University of Connecticut
The trek itself was incredible, but being able to be a part of such a large fundraising effort was amazing
— Mary Bertschi / Stony Brook University
I didn’t know what to expect going into this challenge but the people were amazing and it was a trip I will never forget
— Sofia Flaten / SUNY Geneseo
An incredible experience where one can climb one of the highest peaks in the world and support amazing charities
— Justin Schroeder / University of Connecticut

Machu Picchu

The Salkantay trek was so much more than I ever imagined! So incredibly beautiful, spiritual and educational. 10/10 recommend.
— Laura Whichelo / McMaster University (CAN)
This journey allowed me to help communities in Ghana and benefit myself through a true connection with the Earth. I loved every second!
— Liz Humphrey / University at Buffalo
From playing football with our guides in a Peruvian village to stargazing in the Andes with a campfire, this was a very sweet experience indulging in the local culture while challenging yourself mentally and physically
— Maneesh Karnati / New York University
Amazing views, amazing food, amazing people
— Alex Vigliotti / Providence College

Everest Base Camp

Getting to Everest Base Camp was difficult, but the sense of accomplishment when I reached the top and broke into tears made it all worth it.
— Elizabeth Gleyzer / Georgetown University
This trip was amazing + exceeded my expectations, and Ramesh was the best guide!
— Marie Luca / Georgetown University
The Everest Base Camp trek was an amazing experience, bringing images that I’ve only seen online to life, while meeting our wonderful guides and growing closer with the fellow trekkers.
— James Aronson / Tufts University
Experience of a lifetime, couldn’t ask for anything better!
— Vienna Roche / Georgetown University

Edinburgh Marathon

The best experiences in life come from putting yourself outside your comfort zone
— Rita Plante / University of Connecticut
The most rewarding feelings come after the challenges you never thought you could complete!
— Amanda Lomelo / Quinnipiac University
It was such a fantastic experience and I can’t wait to run another marathon!
— Melissa Conelli / Quinnipiac University