Marissa was one of the leaders on an Alternate Winter Break with students sponsored by Hillel at the University of Maryland in
College Park. The group is gathered to watch their first photos being printed on-the-spot. While exploring the town of Monte Cristi she said “we also started to use the “Foto Dog,” which is a new photo diplomacy program called Dog Meets World. The goal of the program is provide individual photos of kids in developing countries. Therefore, we were able to instantly print out pictures of the orphans today we took on our cameras. The pictures brought smiles to all of the kids faces!”
All college groups can easily add Dog Meets World to their agendas while traveling in developing countries!
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Praise for DMW
"Participating in Dog Meets World was a truly magical experience, bringing joy and wonderment to all I met."
John Carr, Phodographer across South America
"Dog Meets World unleashes the power of photography as a diplomatic and personal tool in building connections among the people of the world. It embeds a memory in photographer and subject alike."
Prof. Patrick Fleming, Fulbright scholar & Phodographer Cambodia & Kyrgzystan
"You will never know just how important that photo will be long after it is taken and given."
Delores Barr Weaver, co-owner Jacksonville Jaguars
"Dog Meets World went over fabulously in my village. It is a perfect option for Peace Corps volunteers like myself. I like the Foto dog mascot, kids like it, and it is a representation of the peace and the ideas of the project."
Kristen Woodruff, Phodographer Costa Rica
"The kids are absolutely loving Dog Meets World. For a majority, these were the first images of themselves that they have ever owned."
Marti Johnson, Phodographer Uganda