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Projects Abroad

Volunteering in Sri Lanka with Projects Abroad was an incredible experience. The staff was extremely helpful, friendly, and always available to answer any questions I had. I did a two-week medicine volunteer project over the winter break of my sophomore year in college. My host family was very kind and welcoming, and provided a delicious dinner every night and plenty of filtered water for us to take with us during the day. I spent most of my time shadowing doctors at the local hospitals in Panadura, Sri Lanka. I was always with another volunteer, and it was nice to share my experiences with someone else. All of the doctors were very kind and always willing to slow down and explain a procedure to us. It was slightly intimidating to be surrounded by local medical students and residents, but everyone was excited to help us learn. We also spent a lot of time at a children’s home, teaching them about health care and preparing for the Christmas holidays. On the weekend, we took a trip to Kandy, where we went to an elephant reserve and many local markets. I learned so much about the rich culture of Sri Lanka and also about healthcare abroad. I would love to return to Sri Lanka again, and volunteering through Projects Abroad was a wonderful experience.

Program: Volunteer Abroad
Location: Sri Lanka
Posted: Jun 29, 2016
Overall:
10
Support:
10
Value:
10

Askari WCP

My second visit to Askari was even more amazing than my first - and I never thought I'd be able to match the first one! Every day is a new and different experience & adventure whilst at the same time contributing to the important conservation work that the reserve is dedicated to. There is a great variety in the tasks and the animal sightings, whilst never guaranteed, are always breath taking. Katie and Ed are amazing teachers and every volunteer leaves with so much knowledge, understanding and appreciation for the South African bush - plants, insects, animals and birds. If you want to get involved, get hands on with conservation work and have the experience of a lifetime then I can't recommend Askari highly enough. I can't wait to get back for another visit :)

Program: Volunteer Abroad
Location: South Africa
Posted: Jun 29, 2016
Overall:
10
Support:
10
Value:
10

Discover Corps

Discover Corps trip to the Dominican Republic, was life changing! Getting to be apart of such a great program that benefits not only the people of DR, but myself as well. Our group was small and it worked out in our favor! Scott our group leader was awesome! He was so informative, easy to get along with, and overall fantastic, couldn't have ask for a better leader. The program was organized and accurate on each daily activity. 8 days full of projects that were amazing, from building a home for a family out of discarded plastic bottles, to visiting a chocolate factory.. there were many fun experiences on this trip I can't pick a specific one. Overall great program and I'm definitely going to be participating in another.

Program: Volunteer Abroad
Location: Dominican Republic
Posted: Jun 28, 2016
Overall:
10
Support:
10
Value:
10

Frontier

Had a great time in Belize. It's a really chilled country and the project was lots of fun. We did surveying most week days, and saw plenty of marine life, including manatees - twice!
I'd definitely recommend the project, it's on a beautiful location and don't think I would have got to appreciate an island like Caye Caulker if I wasn't doing something like this.

Program: Volunteer Abroad
Location: Belize
Posted: Jun 28, 2016
Overall:
10
Support:
10
Value:
10

Frontier

I spent two weeks on the Tenerife whales project. Really enjoyed it! The staff are lovely and although I was only there a short time I really felt like a part of the team, and that my activities were part of something larger. On a typical day you will probably go out on the whale watching boats for half a day. During this we're involved in two main activities - cataloguing the whales and dolphins sighted (there are loads in this part of the world!) and raising awareness on sustainable whale watching.
The volunteer house is a real gem, it's far enough from the city centre that it's peaceful but you can walk to town in 10 or 15 minutes. There's loads of space to socialise, cook, and work on the project initiatives.
I'd like to have stayed longer but I am aiming to go back again in the new year.

Program: Gap Year
Location: Spain
Posted: Jun 27, 2016
Overall:
10
Support:
10
Value:
10

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