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A Broader View Volunteers Corp

I had a great time in the program. I had never been to Guatemala (Xela) and did not know what to expect, even we got an orientation guide prior traveling and did my own research of the country and city. I went in with an open mind and grew to love the country, people and culture. Our host family was great and fed us very tasty and delicious meals. I got hands on experience in the medical field that I never could get back in the United States, the amount of babies/children at the clinic was incredible. The pace of the clinic was very fast. We saw over 100 babies/children every day. You have to be on your toes to work there.. This trip was both informative and fun. I found myself wishing the week wouldn´t end. I highly recommend this program to med students and pre-meds.

Program: Volunteer Abroad
Location: Guatemala
Posted: Mar 20, 2015
Overall:
10
Support:
10
Value:
10

A Broader View Volunteers Corp

Despite only being able to stay a week my volunteer experience in Tanzania was worthwhile. I learned a lot about HIV/Aids I did not know and it was eye opening to see how a different culture handled the disease. It was amazing how open everyone was to answering all my questions and educating me on health care in Tanzania and the history of Tanzania as well. My individual placement was far away and as intimidating as it was to travel such a far distance-I increased my self-autonomy. I also considered myself an independent person but now I definitely know this to be true. It was also amazing how I was able to visit with the children at the program and get that experience as well. I cannot wait to return back to Tanzania one day and stay for a longer period of time.

Program: Volunteer Abroad
Location: Tanzania
Posted: Mar 20, 2015
Overall:
10
Support:
10
Value:
10

Active Internationals

I am naturally not so liberal in giving away any ratings.

But I am really indebted to Active Internationals for making me a part of such a wonderful program.

I volunteered in Jaipur (India) in a center for Physically and Mentally challenged kids.

This was a touching experience and made my realize the worth of volunteering in developing countries.

Once I am back home, I will promote this program among friends and family.

Cheers,

Colin Jr.

Program: Volunteer Abroad
Location: India
Posted: Mar 20, 2015
Overall:
10
Support:
10
Value:
9

Global Vision International (GVI)

I couldn't have been more impressed with GVI. A change in life circumstance saw me doing a google search on making a difference and volunteering overseas. Less than 2 months later I was in Kochi in Kerela, India. The two weeks were so incredible rewarding. I've lived and worked overseas and loved integrating into society not just sitting on the sidelines. For me, this program ticked all the boxes and we really integrated. I was teaching and we prepared for and celebrated Xmas with the teacher and the kids in the slum. I was particularly impressed with how well the programs were run and that they create real sustainable change.

Program: Volunteer Abroad
Location: India
Posted: Mar 20, 2015
Overall:
9
Support:
9
Value:
7

The Love Company (TLC) Nepal

Childhome with so much love - The Love Company in Pokhara

In January my bpyfriend and I started our volunteer in Nepal at The Love Company. After a long flight we arrived in Kathmandu where we had one night before we took the bus to Pokhara where the orphanage is located. Krishan the manager of the Love Company arranged a pick up from the airport and the accommodation. Everything was really good planned and organised. After one night in Kathmandu took the bus to Pokhara.

After around 7 hours bus drive we arrived well and were friendly welcomed from Krishan, the manager and owner of the orphonage. He brought us to the guesthouse where we stayed for our volunteer time. The guesthouse was good located, only 5 minutes from the lakeside and Krishans home and 15 minutes to the childrenshome. Breakfast we always had at Krishans home and dinner at the orphanage. After some instructions we finalls went to the childrenshome. From the beginning the kids were very very lovely, nice and open minded. After a few minutes we already felt in love with them. They are all very happy, healthy and thankful for living at the orphanage.

Our tasks were bringing kids to school in the morning and picking them up in the afternoon, helping them with homework and enjoying freetime together with different games. Moreover we prepared the garden for growing their own vegetables and supported other upcoming works at the orphonage. It was always a good a atmosphere between the kids and the staff and we enjoyed every second with these lovelies. We laughed a lot and had a really great and unforgetable time together. All kids are so happy and healthy and that is the most important point.

It was a wonderful experience for which we are very very thankful. We really can recommend volunteering at this place. We also think about to repeat it. Thanks to Krishan, the staff and the kids for this unforgetable time.

Program: Volunteer Abroad
Location: Nepal
Posted: Mar 19, 2015
Overall:
9
Support:
9
Value:
9

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