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The Intern Group

Overall the InternLondon group was super supportive, friendly and caring and I felt somebody was there for me all the time. From the airport pick up to the social activities everything is done with great care for the interns and on their best interest, you can just tell by the smiles on the girls of the team's faces. And it's nice you can share that feeling, it doesn't feel you are just "a job" for them, on the contrary.

Also I would like to highlight the support I got previous to my travel; with VISA info, and other doubts, they were always in the best disposition, super helpful and quick in response.

I think what makes this program different and good is the people that work for it. They make you feel comfortable and at home.

I was very satisfied. To improve maybe organize a few small parties through the year? Haha but I think you did when I left so that's covered :)

Program: Study Abroad
Location: England
Posted: Aug 28, 2014
Overall:
10
Support:
10
Value:
10

RCDP Nepal

I volunteered for 3 weeks in Nepal and I really loved my stay there.I have done the cultural week program and 2 weeks in Vaishnavi Secondary School in Kirtipur, a beautiful village near Kathmandu.

I recommend to do a cultural week and/or a language course week in order to meet the other volunteers and the RCDP staff. Indeed, all the RCDP members are very kind, welcoming and listening!

During my stay in Kirtipur for my teaching project, I was in a kind host family and I really felt comfortable among them. We shared a lot of goods moments together. Moreover, I think that staying in a host family is the best way to understand the Nepali way of life and their beautiful culture.

At school, the pupils were nice and full of energy. They were about 10 per class and I worked from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. with 1 hour break so I had time to visit Kirtipur or Kathmandu after school.

The only little flaw of my stay is that I had bedbugs bites but they disappeared quickly.

I recommend to do a volunteering project with RCDP Nepal and I definitely will come back for another project there!

Program: Volunteer Abroad
Location: Nepal
Posted: Aug 28, 2014
Overall:
8
Support:
10
Value:
10

RCDP Nepal

My time with RCDP in Nepal was without doubt an extremely enriching, rewarding but also unforgettable experience. In just one month I was given the opportunity to learn about the Nepali language, the culture, stay in a host family for two weeks, travel around the country and teach English to young children. This was definitely the best way to spend my summer although I regret not being able to stay longer and making my English teaching in the school in Kathmandu more effective. My volunteering experience was above all eye-opening, as I realized how crucial and important a quality education was to children especially in a developing country such as Nepal. English is indeed internationally spoken and a good level knowledge of the language can only provide them the best opportunities in the future.
If I could give some advice to future applicants to the RCDP Nepal program, I would recommend them to come with an open mind, a positive attitude and a eagerness to experience a radically different lifestyle from theirs (and to learn how to love dal bhat!). During my time here I have met brilliant minds and the natural kindness of the Nepali people has never disappointed me. In short, I would definitely recommend RCDP, so as Nepal as a destination as I have always felt very safe and comfortable everywhere I went.
I envy the new arrivals!

Program: Volunteer Abroad
Location: Nepal
Posted: Aug 28, 2014
Overall:
10
Support:
10
Value:
10

International Humanity Foundation

Jakarta center locates in the east part of the city, it offers the local children (from SD1 to SMP) English, math, Aflatoun and computer classes on weekdays and Saturday. As a work study volunteer in Jakarta center, I am responsible of teaching activities such as English and art classes and undertaking international assignments from four different teams in IHF. My initial purpose of volunteering is quite straightforward—to help those in need, but gradually I find that in the process of voluntary work, what I have learned is no less than what I have taught. Thus, being a volunteer connects me with the unprecedented life and experiences I cannot even imagine before. What I have gained from this work study volunteer experience is learn how to swiftly accommodate myself to a new environment and people from various culture and background, and the most important, how a grassroots NGO as IHF, operates to realize its commitment to children in need.

Program: Volunteer Abroad
Location: Indonesia
Posted: Aug 28, 2014
Overall:
9
Support:
10
Value:
9

International Volunteer HQ (IVHQ)

I volonteered in Ghana with IVHQ (Ghana Volonteer Corps) for 6 weeks in an orphanage. I have to say that it was a great experience to discover the ghanaian culture, the ghanaian people who are so nice and always smiling, the wonderful nature ... For the moment I flew into Ghana, a staf member was there for me. I arrived in Accra with a flight delayed of an hour and a half, after 11pm, but despite this, there was someone waiting for me. During my whole stay the Ghana Volonteer Corps Staff was very helpful if we needed anything, driving out to our placement every weeks to check if all is doing well. I recommand volonteering with IVHQ and Ghana Volonteer Corps.
It was an amazing experience that I’ll never forget !

Program: Volunteer Abroad
Location: Ghana
Posted: Aug 27, 2014
Overall:
9
Support:
9
Value:
10

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