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Projects Abroad

I went to the Galapagos Islands to teach English for a month though the program Projects Abroad. The staff was incredibly supportive, not only passionate about their work, but also personable and kind to every volunteer. Immediately I felt looked out for and like all my needs we're being met. For my teaching project, I worked at one of the local high schools. I was paired with an English teacher and helped him plan lessons, grade, and worked with him on his pronunciation. I lived with a well selected host family. Every volunteer had such a great experience with their families and the staff constantly checked in to make sure there were not issues. I had the opportunity to see so much on the galapagos, it was far and away better than I could have ever imagined. I met so many amazing people, locals and volunteers. There were always new volunteers each day from all over the world of all ages and purposes! Projects abroad really immerses you into the culture of the country and by the end you feel like a local, living with a family, working with locals, discovering the secrets to the country or area that tourists don't always know about. I always felt safe and loved every minute of my volunteer trip!

Program: Gap Year
Location: Ecuador
Posted: Apr 8, 2015
Overall:
10
Support:
10
Value:
10

Agency for Internship in India (AII)

As you guys suggested me to share my experience in India, so here is my experience of doing a program in India. India is amazing country like you are in a different world all together. I am one of the volunteers currently doing Volunteering program in Himalayas- India with Aii.
Before coming to India even I was not aware that there is another name of India too and that is Bhaarat, so in total I went through with amazing Orientation which actually helped me a lot in my project and in my stay. I did volunteering in South America and Africa too but I learned the real meaning of "Volunteering" here in this project. People here are so nice and I love the weather too. I did Skiing, River Rafting and Sight- Seeing during weekends. This is my last week of my project and then I am travelling to other parts of North India.
Thank you Deepak for making my stay and program so lovely. You really helped me a lot. Hope to see you soon
I would certainly recommend Volunteering program to others.

Program: Volunteer Abroad
Location: India
Posted: Apr 8, 2015
Overall:
10
Support:
10
Value:
10

Active Internationals

This review is on behalf of all my friends who came with me from Rome.

I am extremely thankful to Active Internationals for organizing a wonderful 21 day trip of India with very meaningful volunteering.

My trip mates are all very thankful to you and hope to come back again for more activities.

We will try to inspire others here at home and let them know about you guys.
For all of things you did, we are thankful. But we are most thankful for the attention we got through-out the trip. The last minute changes due to a big group of ours was so well handled by your team.

All the best and keep up the good work.

GG

Program: Volunteer Abroad
Location: India
Posted: Apr 8, 2015
Overall:
10
Support:
10
Value:
10

Frontier

I volunteered abroad for Frontier in Costa Rica in March and loved absolutely every second of it. I did things that I have never done before, saw tons of animals that I never would have had the opportunity of seeing in the wild, and saw breath taking views of Costa Rica. The staff were awesome and made me feel very comfortable and at home. The only thing that I didn't like about the project was that I signed up for the Climate Change Project and I didn't really do anything related to climate change. If I knew that that was how it would be, I would have just signed up for the big cats, primates, and turtles project (which is essentially what I did). Nonetheless, I had an amazing experience volunteering abroad with Frontier, which I was I was looking for overall. DEFINITELY CHOOSE ANY COSTA RICA PROJECT OFFERED.

Program: Volunteer Abroad
Location: Costa Rica
Posted: Apr 8, 2015
Overall:
9
Support:
10
Value:
10

A Broader View Volunteers Corp

This trip was absolutely far beyond what I would have imagined. My experience was very hands on and I learned everything from cast molding to sutures. The staff in the hospital was very helpful. Volunteering at the hospital gave me a whole bunch of trauma related surprises on a daily basis. At the clinic I was treating infected wounds, diabetic ulcers, taking out sutures, ear irrigations, and abbess draining. Seeing such a wide variety of patients was defiantly mind blowing. At the hospital, the Emergency department was defiantly busy and I had the opportunity to learn how to suture, treat and manage gunshot wounds, fractures, and triage. I was fortunate enough to visit labor and delivery for a small rotation and was allowed to participate in a delivery. Also, I found a lot of the interns to be around my age and got along with them very well. I even found myself hanging out with them outside of the hospital. A lot of the interns spoke English as well which I saw to be helpful to the other volunteers who did not speak Spanish. There was one weekend where we were a part of a medical brigade in Sambo Creek. This was another great experience where we were providing care to people who could not make it out to the city. Here I assisted dentists in tooth extractions, and again found everyone to be very open to teaching in informative.

Program: Volunteer Abroad
Location: Honduras
Posted: Apr 7, 2015
Overall:
9
Support:
10
Value:
10

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