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RCDP Nepal

I volunteered for one week at the hospital and stayed at the volunteer hostel in Kalanki Mandir, Kathmandu. The hostel consists of two rooms (four beds in one and five beds in the other, one bathroom each room) in which volunteers stay. It's safe to leave your luggage, passport, ect. in the room.
Volunteering at the hospital mostly consists of shadowing.
The pollution in Kathmandu is challenging. Just giving a heads up.
I volunteered at a school for a few days at a school, and I would recommend that if you enjoy children.
The staff in the hostel are very kind and supportive.

Program: Volunteer Abroad
Location: Nepal
Posted: Jun 25, 2016
Overall:
9
Support:
10
Value:
9

Projects Abroad

I was a medical volunteer for projects abroad in Cordoba, Argentina for 2 weeks. The host family I housed with was very warm and welcoming from the very first night. My accommodations were very comfortable and pleasing and my host mom encouraged me to clean my living area while helping me clean it at the same time. Most of the time in the first two days was taken up by being introduced to the Projects Abroad staff and touring the city. The staff was very helpful and treated all of us as if we were their little brothers/sisters. After the first 2 days of meeting everyone and becoming familiar with the environment, the volunteer work began.

Work consisted of waking up very early in the morning. One of the staff would pick my group up and take them to the hospital we were assigned to. At the hospitals, I witnessed multiple surgeries and shadowed many doctors. The staff member would walk around with us to make sure communication was efficient (everyone spoke spanish, no english). The key to being involved in the hospitals would be to simply ask the doctors to see a surgery. All of the doctors and nurses were very respectful and they all made an effort to teach us their practices. Work was every morning from about 6 am until 12 pm, and then we went back home to a delicious home-cooked meal, and then we had 2 hours of spanish lessons, and then the evening consisted of group activity.

Group activities included soccer, tango dancing, and restaurants. On weekends we went on day trips to the mountains to go ziplining and other tourist attractions. My housemates instantly became my family and I still talk to them currently. Overall, the experience is phenomenal and it will open your eyes to a wonderful culture and way of life. 10/10 would recommend.

Program: Volunteer Abroad
Location: Argentina
Posted: Jun 23, 2016
Overall:
10
Support:
10
Value:
8

Sankalp Volunteer Society India

The overall layout and design of the Gap Year Expedition program is good to be a responsible tourist in India, I had a great time. I joined their 6 week Gap Year India Expedition and get opportunity to work with street kids for 4 weeks. This experience definantly ranks as one of my all time greatest. The kids have touched my heart in such an incredible way.
Pranay & Amita (Organizers) are compassionate, caring people who have inspired me to live my life in a way completely dedicated to the kids. I am so impressed by this project. I have learned so much that I know I will never forget. It was an honor to be a Sankalp Volunteer !!
The two weeks of travel has been one of the best ever as this has been an experience of a lifetime.
Thanks to Sankalp team, for all that you do for the kids here and for us !

Program: Gap Year
Location: India
Posted: Jun 22, 2016
Overall:
10
Support:
10
Value:
10

RCDP Nepal

The people of the program were very friendly and I felt very welcomed. Very close to many attractions in Kathmandu, and such. My program was the hospital and it was mostly a shadowing experience. You could walk in and observe the ICU and ER, or just observe surgeries in the afternoon. Was a great experience, I recommend it.

Program: Volunteer Abroad
Location: Nepal
Posted: Jun 19, 2016
Overall:
9
Support:
10
Value:
10

Global Leadership Adventures (GLA)

The cool thing about GLA is that unlike some of the other volunteer abroad companies, GLA values in also allowing the students to have a say so in what they want to do, so on top of being an extremely organized program they also get the students involved by allowing them to lead their own programs, hence Global LEADERSHIP adventures smile emoticon. I had a great time in each of the locations (Costa Rica, Thailand, and India) that I've traveled with them to, definitely would suggest them to people.

Program: Volunteer Abroad
Location:
Posted: Jun 15, 2016
Overall:
9
Support:
10
Value:
9

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