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Frontier

My daughter went to Costa Rica with Frontier in June 2017. This organisation is awful and I would not recommend them to any student wanting to volunteer abroad. The project they offered on their website was not delivered and what's more they had no intention of delivering it as it did not exist. The substitute offered in Costa Rica was an inferior project to that paid for and all they did was make excuses. While out in Costa Rica they withdrew the project from their website, claiming it was misleading. They have no representatives in Costa Rica and their reply to emails was very slow. The Costa Rica Learning Academy CRLA was brilliant and I would advise people to go through them directly and cut out Frontier completely. My daughter had a brilliant time but it was down to the school and the people she met, nothing to do with Frontier. They are only interested in taking your money. Great if everything goes according to plan, but once you have an issue they are totally unhelpful.

Program: Volunteer Abroad
Location: Costa Rica
Posted: Oct 20, 2017
Overall:
1
Support:
1
Value:
1

Costa Rican Adventures

My daughter went to Costa Rica with Frontier in June 2017. This organisation is awful and I would not recommend them to any student wanting to volunteer abroad. The project they offered on their website was not delivered and what's more they had no intention of delivering as it did not exist. The substitute offered in Costa Rica was an inferior project to that paid for, and all they did was make excuses. While out in Costa Rica they withdrew the project from their website, claiming it was misleading. They have no representatives in Costa Rica and their reply to emails is very slow. The Costa Rica Learning Academy CRLA was brilliant and I would advise people to go through them directly and cut out Frontier completely. My daughter had a brilliant time but it was down to the school and the people she met nothing to do with Frontier. They are only interested in taking your money. Great if everything goes according to plan but once you have an issue they are not interested and totally unhelpful.

Program: Volunteer Abroad
Location: Costa Rica
Posted: Oct 20, 2017
Overall:
1
Support:
1
Value:
1

Forum Nexus

Forum-Nexus showed me the beauty of the world! I'll never get over the 5 weeks I spent traveling to 9+ cities in over 5 countries with Forum-Nexus. It was my first time abroad, but the program's organization, staff members, and students made it easy to travel and embrace every moment. The cities we visited were all iconic and provided balance between business, fun, and relaxation. It was great having the staff and teachers travel with us, as we learned in and out of the classroom every day. Forum-Nexus provides the perfect opportunity for people who want a multi-city program with transferable credits, cultural tours, and professional visits. The most unique part of Forum-Nexus is the balance between learning and fun. I learned more about the world, its people, and myself with Forum-Nexus than I could have anywhere else, and I had the time of my life. With Forum-Nexus, everything is 110%.

Program: Study Abroad
Location: Worldwide
Posted: Oct 20, 2017
Overall:
10
Support:
10
Value:
10

Global Leadership Adventures (GLA)

Global Leadership Adventures changed my life, all for the better. I traveled to Tanzania this summer with GLA, and it was the most amazing experience of my life. I had the life changing opportunity to teach English in a local primary school in Kilimanjaro, plant trees at the school, and cement classroom floors. I had also had the opportunity to learn more about the incredible culture by visiting a coffee farm, a dance ceremony, and a couple trips to the market (and much more!). The TWO safaris we got to go on and hiking the base of Mt. Kilimanjaro are unforgettable experiences as well. The people in Tanzania taught me so much about myself, an entire different part of the world, and how to overall be a better, more positive person. The organization made me feel so safe and welcomed, and the people on my trip became my second family. I can not thank GLA enough for the incredible experience it has given me, and I definitely recommend it to everybody!!

Program: Volunteer Abroad
Location: Tanzania
Posted: Oct 19, 2017
Overall:
10
Support:
10
Value:
10

A Broader View Volunteers Corp

This experience was a difficult one, personally, since the day before I flew to Ecuador my grandmother passed away. I then had to spend the next six weeks in another country, away from my family, and living with a new family. Despite such personal tragedy, my overall experience with the project at the Hospital was a learning experience I will never forget. The hospital staff was beyond friendly and willingly to show me knowledge in the medical field. I spent my time working in the Emergency and Pathology departments. One department completely different from the other, yet still just as interesting. I am one of those science-lovers that enjoyed going to project every single day and never wanted to miss a day of work, there were even more days than not that I would work late just to see one more patient or to finish collecting one more sample. I was a volunteer first, I was there to work, all the traveling and extra activities came after my work. I guess I was just lucky that I enjoyed my work too!
I do believe if I had not suffered such great personal loss right before my trip my overall experience would have been even better. Quito is a beautiful city with incredible people and culture. There are things in life that are beyond our control, but you do not need a reason to help somebody else. I recommend that if given the chance you take some time to volunteer and travel.

Program: Volunteer Abroad
Location: Ecuador
Posted: Oct 18, 2017
Overall:
10
Support:
10
Value:
10

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