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A Broader View Volunteers Corp

Overall the trip was very memorable. I got to watch a ton of endoscopes, discussion and shadowing the doctor’s at the hospital, there were a few other volunteers and students working at the hospital at that time, I’m glad I came and stayed with a host family so that I could really immerse myself in the culture. There are tons of options for sightseeing, trekking, and traveling and I very much enjoyed the experience.
I would advice if you are coming during winter, BRING LOTS OF WARM CLOTHINGS! Nights get freezing during winter and you’ll be glad you brought sweaters, hats and gloves. Definitely go to Pokhara and Nagarkot. We had a lot of fun in both of those places but prepared to travel for a long time to get to/from Pokhara.
The Staff support in country was great – he was extremely helpful in both orientating me to the city and helping to plan any outside trips. He’s is very dependable and whenever I needed anything he would accommodate. He’s super patient and has no problem sitting down and explaining anything I found confusing or needed help with. And the rooms are spacious and there is a locker in each room to put your personal belongings. Sudir and his family are super nice and gave us extra blankets. The food was tasty with a homemade traditional Nepalese dinner and a more western breakfast. The doors all lock and I overall felt very safe. Watching the sunrise over the Himalayas in Nagarkot. It was a really beautiful, once in a lifetime experience and I would recommend it to anyone.

Program: Volunteer Abroad
Location: Nepal
Posted: Mar 25, 2017
Overall:
10
Support:
10
Value:
10

Askari WCP

I have had the best experience here at Askari which I will never forget. During my 12 weeks there I learnt so much about the bush and everything that is needed to be done to protect this incredible environment and all the flora and fauna within it. I have really felt that I have made a small difference in this short period of time and that wouldn’t have happened without all the hard work completed by Katie and Ed to make this experience possible. As soon you arrive you already feel like part of this family and this is what allowed me to enjoy my time here as much as I could. I couldn’t have asked for a better place to volunteer and better people to spend 12 weeks with! Well done Katie and Ed, keep up the amazing work and I hope to come back again in the future!

Program: Volunteer Abroad
Location: South Africa
Posted: Mar 25, 2017
Overall:
10
Support:
10
Value:
10

Askari WCP

It was the most amazing experience of my life. Fell in love with the bush and Africa. I’ve learned here a lot and become one with nature. It is really fun living with a group so diverse and surrounded by all the animals. I will defenitely come back!

Program: Volunteer Abroad
Location: South Africa
Posted: Mar 24, 2017
Overall:
10
Support:
10
Value:
10

Askari WCP

I had been thinking about doing such project for a long time, I am really glad that I picked Askari. I stayed there for 6 weeks and time flew by so fast, I really wish I had stayed longer. Katie and Ed are awesome people, they have so much knowledge but they can also be really fun. The volunteer's house is in the middle of the bush, during your free time there are quite a few things to do in the garden such as having a dip in the pool, playing volleyball, having a nap in the hammock or even admiring the view on the sable station. An electric fence surrounds the house so it is safe to go about your business outside.
A special bond was created with the other volunteers, even after 1 month we still speak to each other everyday and we have planned to meet up in the next few months.
Overall I would definitely recommend Askari, it is a life changing experience. If you hesitate don't, you won't regret it!

Program: Volunteer Abroad
Location: Africa
Posted: Mar 23, 2017
Overall:
10
Support:
10
Value:
10

Gi2C China Internship

Gi2c is a verified scam operation that operates under 4 different names that I can find (maybe there are more?). Gi2c, Getin2China, WiseWay Global, and Laowai Career Center. A Russian named Yuri is the owner of all these companies that he runs with a former Russian prostitute girlfriend, that has reformed herself from one crime to another - fraud. At least in her former crime the customer got some satisfaction.

There are many China internship scam companies that want to charge you a fee to work illegally in China, either without a Z visa, or asking you to use a fake university degree or to lie on your visa application. Here are the red flags and confirmations you need to read to understand just how risky going to China illegally can be:

http://opnlttr.com/letter/laowai-career-center-189-other-black-scam-agen...

https://scam.com/entry.php?6435-China-Internship-Reviews-Chinese-Fortune...!

http://opnlttr.com/letter/china-visa-police-using-clever-sting-fake-job-...

http://antifraudintl.org/threads/china-internship-visa-scams.96692/

http://china-briefing.com/news/2015/01/14/employing-foreign-nationals-ch...

Gi2c like other black China companies operate in the gray area of the law and when they have "problems" they merely bribe the officials to look the other way. They also make their interns break the law by lying on their visa applications. Not cool.

Program: Gap Year
Location: China
Posted: Mar 23, 2017
Overall:
1
Support:
1
Value:
1

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