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SAN ANTONIO- "It encourages more students to volunteer," said Fatima Rubio. "Especially with travel, and it's a rewarding thing to do."

Some of the students have never traveled outside our city and are now leaving on a two week trip to Europe, headed for England and France.

"My mom was crying this morning," said Holden Jackola. "And my Dad was like 'don't spend too much."

Jackola's never been further than Louisiana.

"I have some kids who have never been on a plane before," said Amir Samandi the Executive Director of Summer of Service San Antonio.

He spoke with State Department officials to make sure the trip was still safe.

"Went over all the questions I was getting from parents," he said.

"Anything that happens overseas, can happen in the US, " said Jackola.

The group will be aware of any red flags when traveling and aren't phased by the recent violence.

"You never know where bad things can happen," said Samandi, "But you can't live your life in fear."

"I come from a family that can't really go out of the country," said Yami Munoz. "Being first generation, it's a big privilege for me."

Traveling to Europe a bit of a reward for their service in our community.

"I helped raise over three thousand diapers," said Diego Robbins.

"Just ready to go overseas and see the world," said Theo Gunter. "It's going to be fun."

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