"I can honestly say that GIA changed my life for the better! There were so many magical moments when I was just utterly and completely happy and at home. It just felt so right! I loved my roommate, and my RA group and my RA - everyone was so nice and I felt like I could connect with everyone in some way! We had game nights, and food nights when we would all share snacks and talk!
GIA opened my eyes to what can happen when inspired, great people get together in a truly open, trusting environment. There are so many stories that I could tell, and I could never truly tell it all. When I got home I would bring GIA up in every conversation, and still to this day I bring it up all the time. The friendships that I made will truly last a lifetime, and although we may only see each other once a month or once a year, those bonds will endure! I absolutely think that anyone remotely interested in the arts - writing, music, theater, or anything else - should apply to GIA, because it is the best experience I have ever had!"