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Frontier

Where to even begin? I have spent a considerable time here in Madagascar on the marine program and I don't ever want to leave! From the minute I got here and was picked up by some of the staff who made sure I had everything I needed, to setting foot on camp,which is some sort of tropical paradise!
Right from the off I was impressed by the staff, how passionate they are and how much I could learn from them. One of the reasons I chose Frontier was because their science seemed legit - I didn't want to just come for a holiday and to dive in a nice place, I wanted to contribute to actual data collection and learn more about marine surveying. Having taken the chance I can honestly say this is everything I thought it would be!
About camp - well, you are living on the waters edge surrounding by forest where there are lemurs (noisy things sometimes! :), birds and chameleons that can be seen and heard from camp. Food is simple, yes its mostly white or red beans with lots of veg and of course, mountains of rice! But I don't eat rice and I seem to have survived this long, also there is a supermarket in town to stock up on goodies when you have your day off in town.
Anyway, I think I have said enough - if you were doubting coming before, don't! This place is amazing and you will seriously love your time here :)

Program:
Location: Madagascar
Posted: Jan 31, 2015
Overall:
10
Support:
10
Value:
10

Frontier

Where to even begin? I have spent a considerable time here in Madagascar on the marine program and I don't ever want to leave! From the minute I got here and was picked up by some of the staff who made sure I had everything I needed, to setting foot on camp,which is some sort of tropical paradise!
Right from the off I was impressed by the staff, how passionate they are and how much I could learn from them. One of the reasons I chose Frontier was because their science seemed legit - I didn't want to just come for a holiday and to dive in a nice place, I wanted to contribute to actual data collection and learn more about marine surveying. Having taken the chance I can honestly say this is everything I thought it would be!
About camp - well, you are living on the waters edge surrounding by forest where there are lemurs (noisy things sometimes! :), birds and chameleons that can be seen and heard from camp. Food is simple, yes its mostly white or red beans with lots of veg and of course, mountains of rice! But I don't eat rice and I seem to have survived this long, also there is a supermarket in town to stock up on goodies when you have your day off in town.
Anyway, I think I have said enough - if you were doubting coming before, don't! This place is amazing and you will seriously love your time here :)

Program:
Location: Madagascar
Posted: Jan 31, 2015
Overall:
10
Support:
10
Value:
10

A Broader View Volunteers Corp

Being in Honduras for 2 weeks in the Premedical program seemed like a very short amount of time for me. I felt that I had a purpose here and was doing something useful. Also meeting and making friends with the nurse and doctors and helping them out was a rewarding experience for me.
The accommodations are really nice; no AC, cold showers which are really not a problem, the meals are good and although different, usually the hosts make sure you are well fed. As for security as long as you are aware of your surrounding and know when and where not to be, I felt safe.

Program: Volunteer Abroad
Location: Honduras
Posted: Jan 29, 2015
Overall:
10
Support:
10
Value:
10

Frontier

I have been working for Frontier in Tanzania for two months and it has been an amazing experience so far. I came here not knowing much about the culture but already have been brought up to speed by so many great people here. The diving is amazing. Beautiful reefs, virtually untouched and contributing to the science program here really gives me a greater understand of the reef environment and leaves me wanting to learn more. Living in this environment has its challenges but they are all met by people who are passionate about being here and getting stuck in.

Program: Volunteer Abroad
Location: Tanzania
Posted: Jan 29, 2015
Overall:
10
Support:
10
Value:
10

Frontier

I've been on Frontier's teaching project in Cambodia for the last 4 weeks and it's been absolutely incredible.

We are based in Siem Reap, and we teach at a local school for children who would not normally be able to receive English classes.

Siem Reap is an amazing town with the perfect mix of old and modern, chilled and hectic, with amazing culture, friendly people and fantastic bars and restaurants. There's never been a dull moment- there's always more food to try (the bug cafe, with tarantulas, scorpions and crickets was a particular highlight of mine), more bars to have an ice cold beer (Cambodia beer is my favourite), more markets to get lost in, more temples, ruins and museums to explore.

The teaching itself is incredibly rewarding. The children are so eager to learn and are always full of energy and enthusiasm. You quickly get to learn all of the personalities of the children and some of them can be very witty, even when they aren't speaking their native tongue. The younger grades love to play games and write on the board, which makes teaching them very entertaining!

At the weekends we have been able to explore the surrounding area. Angkor Wat was an obvious highlight- nothing can prepare you for the scale and sheer impressiveness of the place. We also visited floating villages, a butterfly sanctuary and the War Museum (our guide was a child soldier in the Khmer Rouge and his account of the civil war was harrowing and tragic).

All in all, the project has been a fantastic mix of rewarding work at the school, and an amazing opportunity to explore and get under the skin of this awesome town!

Program: Volunteer Abroad
Location: Cambodia
Posted: Jan 29, 2015
Overall:
10
Support:
10
Value:
10

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