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Frontier

I spent three and half months working as the Assistant Teaching Coordinator with Frontier Madagascar. I had a really wonderful experience becoming a part of the community. Nosy-be is such a beautiful island, and being able to live and work there was a once in a lifetime experience. One of my favorite things about traveling is being able to immerse myself in a culture as much as possible, therefore I love walking down the street and seeing multiple people I know often stopping to have quick conversations. Almost every person I met was very excited with the work that Frontier is doing in the community, which makes the job extremely worthwhile. The wide range of projects that are offered allowed for many volunteers to come with different skill sets, and I met some very interesting people from many different countries. The rest of the staff is very welcoming and made myself and other newcomers feel right at home. I have also gained so many new skills and knowledge about community development in just a few short months. I would suggest Frontier Madagascar to anyone who is interested in gaining some experience in community development, volunteer management, and/or conservation.

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Location: Madagascar
Posted: Oct 2, 2014
Overall:
10
Support:
10
Value:
10

International Volunteer HQ (IVHQ)

I spent 10 weeks in Ghana this past summer and I couldn't have asked for a better experience. IVHQ offered awesome in-country support and provided regular visits to be sure that volunteers were settling in nicely. Both the orphanage and clinic I worked in were very welcoming. The entire staff of IVHQ Ghana was so helpful and friendly. I made great friends from all around the world this summer and I truly felt like we were able to make a difference in the community. I fell in love with Ghana all over again; It was the greatest experience in my life to date!

Program: Volunteer Abroad
Location: Ghana
Posted: Oct 1, 2014
Overall:
10
Support:
10
Value:
10

Forum Nexus

My month abroad in Europe with Forum Nexus made for the most memorable summer of my life! Studying abroad had always been at the top of my “must-dos” list for college. In five weeks I was able to travel through five different countries and eleven enchanting cities (optional weekend trips). This was my very first trip out of the United States and I couldn’t imagine traveling with a better group of people. Forum Nexus had the most professional, friendly, and knowledgeable staff and professors, and the other students were so interesting and culturally diverse. It was an amazing feeling to be surrounded by others who were as passionate to travel as much as myself. Overall every single country was amazing and had something beautiful and unique to offer each person. I learned so much about Europe, it only fueled my desire to learn and travel more. I made great friends who I still keep in touch with and will carry these memories for a lifetime! I absolutely recommend Forum-Nexus to any college student looking to travel, learn about other cultures, and have an incredible fun and enriching summer!

Program: Study Abroad
Location: Europe
Posted: Oct 1, 2014
Overall:
9
Support:
9
Value:
9

Projects Abroad

I traveled to Argentina this past summer with MyProjectsAbroad’s Care & Spanish program. This program was a High School Special that allowed me to spend two-weeks of studying, volunteering, and traveling in the beautiful country of Argentina. A typical weekday with this program consisted of many fun activities. The other members of my section of the project, my host family sisters, and I would volunteer in an underprivileged kindergarten for about 4 hours each day. After an extremely large feast for lunch every day, we would then head off to our Spanish lessons with the other members of the program. The night was usually ours to do whatever we felt like doing, unless there was a social that MyProjectsAbroad had planned. I always looked forward to these socials because it was a chance to meet people from all over the world. Some socials included touring Che Guevara’s home, zip lining in the mountains, karaoke nights, and even dance lessons!
Overall, I could not have been happier with my experience with ProjectsAbroad. The staff was extremely accommodating and very well-organized. They did a great job of keeping the line between being supervised and independent. I never felt like I was unsafe or coddled, which was a huge fear of mine, pre-departure. I have only good things to say of ProjectsAbroad!
As for my host family, it could not have been a better fit. My host parents were very welcoming and incredibly caring! If I ever had a problem, I knew that I could have come to them for anything. I definitely can say that the food was amazing, as well! Maria Julia, my host mother, always made sure my stomach was full. Overall, my entire experience in Argentina was nothing less than perfect. If you ever get the chance to travel with ProjectsAbroad, I strongly suggest you do it! My trip to Argentina was, hands-down, the best experience of my life.

Program: Volunteer Abroad
Location: Argentina
Posted: Oct 1, 2014
Overall:
10
Support:
10
Value:
10

Forum Nexus

Everything that happened during this summer 2014 program made me fall in love with Forum-Nexus. This huge bunch of unforgettable emotions, cognitive knowledge, priceless experience, mindblowing impressions after each destination and obvioulsly lifelong friends from different corners of the world made me believe that dreams come true...even more. In the program you will surely get a chance to combine self-developing with a help of the high qualified professors, getting into atmosphere of the most beautiful places of Europe and having fun with most interesting people from all over the world. Don't miss an opportunity to have the same life-changing experience!

Program: Study Abroad
Location: Europe
Posted: Oct 1, 2014
Overall:
10
Support:
10
Value:
10

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