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Forum Nexus

I had always wanted to study abroad during college. Until this past summer I had never been outside of the United States and Forum-Nexus provided me with the opportunity to do just that! I was able to see many parts of Europe in a safe and enjoyable way in just a little over a month! Forum-Nexus has become one of my fondest memories and I catch myself talking about different things that happened throughout the trip constantly! I created relationships with people from all over the United States, Egypt, China and England! How many people can say that? Not many. The teachers were approachable and very knowledgeable about cultures and business, and made learning fun! I enjoyed every aspect about this program, and hope to one day soon be able to go back to Europe and experience more cultures and environments!

Program: Study Abroad
Location: France
Posted: Sep 22, 2014
Overall:
10
Support:
10
Value:
10

Frontier

My time in Madagascar was filled with excitement and adventure right from the start. My three week experience with Frontier was of the best volunteer programs that I have ever undertaken.

I first understood their commitment to each individual, when my plane was unfortunately delayed for half a day and despite not being able to contact staff, I was greeted with the welcoming smile of the community coordinator. Needless to say, I immediately felt at home in an unfamiliar country.

During my three week healthcare placement, activities ranged from teaching children the importance of hand hygiene to visiting a local polio orphanage. In the evenings, the team led the community youth club, where we were able to raise malaria and sexual health awareness. Additionally, we constructed a safe water solution at the primary school, and although it was initially used as a soccer ball cleaning machine, the children later loved its anticipated function.

My time with Frontier passed by too quickly. Though I did explore Madagascar for a month after my placement, whenever I ventured back into town, I was quickly looked after by Frontier staff and volunteers. The friends who I have made will forever remain irreplaceable, whilst my Malagasy experiences have helped shape my broader world perspective. A warm thank you to all at Frontier Madagascar and I am sure that you will continue your inspiring work.

Program: Volunteer Abroad
Location: Madagascar
Posted: Sep 22, 2014
Overall:
9
Support:
9
Value:
8

Global Crossroad

My stay in Nepal was very good. I could experience a different culture and could participate to protect the environment in Nepal. After finishing my project I think I could contribute to a better society and even had free time to get into the Nepali culture. Only the travel and language program seems to me a bit overpriced. The support of the local team was very good. I enjoyed to work with them and my host family was even better and supported me in all my needs.

Program: Volunteer Abroad
Location: Nepal
Posted: Sep 21, 2014
Overall:
10
Support:
10
Value:
10

International Volunteer HQ (IVHQ)

I am very grateful for such an awesome experience. I am back home after 2 months in Ghana but it seems i left my heart there! The IVHQ staff was helpful from the start by picking us for the airport and making us feel less lost during orientation. they check on us every forth night and ask how we're doing and to see whether they can to anything to make our stay there more comfortable.
I was volunteering in the Construction Program (Gold) where we made mortar, bricks, walls and were slowly building rooms for a women's empowerment centre. The staff and workers on the site are very friendly and caring and made sure they would know any time we were leaving the location and asked us when we would be returning.
The community aspect in the village was something which made the experience count even more. the fact that people and the kids come up to you and want to get to know you, makes it feel like home.
If i ever get the opportunity, i am sure i would volunteer again with IVHQ! :)

Program: Volunteer Abroad
Location: Ghana
Posted: Sep 20, 2014
Overall:
9
Support:
9
Value:
9

Frontier

Firstly I am stuck for words as it is not possible to put everything I have experienced in this small paragraph. I’ve spent 4 weeks in Greece with some amazing people and developed life-long friendships. This project has taught me so much about the loggerhead sea turtle and why it is important to try and conserve these endangered animals. The turtle project is one of the most hands on volunteering work I have done and has been beneficial in relation to my degree. There is a lot of walking and getting up early however, seeing a baby hatchling for the first time makes it all worth it. I would definitely recommend this project to anyone who loves animals and traveling is willing to work hard and wants to meet new people from all around the world.

Program: Volunteer Abroad
Location: Greece
Posted: Sep 20, 2014
Overall:
10
Support:
8
Value:
8

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