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Sol Education Abroad

Sol Education Abroad was the most incredible study abroad experience I could have ever imagined. The courses I took and the cultural activities included allowed me to build relationships with numerous fellow students. The culmination of these relationships was during the last weekend of the first month where I took a trip with about twenty students from my program to see the strait of Gibraltar while making stops at coastal beach towns. My favorite part of the program was the experiences I had with my host family. My host mom always made the best meals, and some of my favorite week nights were spent watching the European soccer tournament with my host father and brother. We cheered Spain on in victory and defeat, and on a couple occasions I got the opportunity to play soccer with my host brother and his friends. This trip was originally intended for me to complete the courses I needed for school, but by the end of the summer I had gained so much more than that!

Program: Study Abroad
Location: Spain
Posted: Jan 28, 2017
Overall:
9
Support:
10
Value:
10

Concordia Volunteers

A fantastic organisation! There are so many different international opportunities to get involved with and the team are excellent and very supportive!

I have been able to enjoy many enriching overseas experiences through Concordia such as volunteering on various different social and environmental projects in Europe, exchanging my time and enthusiasm to help community projects in return for accommodation and food.

I have also had the opportunity to lead one of Concordia's UK summer projects here in the UK, where I coordinated and organised the daily social activity programme for the volunteers who were working at a youth centre in Kent to deliver outreach sports and creative activities to youth in the local community.

I have also been fortunate enough to take part in "European Voluntary Service" through Concordia. My project was in the French Alps, working for an organisation which promotes intercultural appreciation and tolerance through international summer youth activity camps, festivals, local community projects etc.

These are just a few examples of the many diverse opportunities that are made possible through Concordia! I would highly recommend the organisation to anyone wanting to take part in "ethical" overseas voluntary projects which benefit local communities and to those wanting to feel enriched and inspired!

Program: Volunteer Abroad
Location: Worldwide
Posted: Jan 27, 2017
Overall:
10
Support:
10
Value:
10

Ailola Spanish School

Do not choose Ailola. Once you pay they take all the money out of you and you are left alone in a mediocre student setting. I did not feel great. I am sorry to have chosen this school. All my friends were to El Pasaje de la Española and they had a fantastic experience. This school seems to be run by a German who does not like Argentina. It is just a question of making money...

Program: Study Abroad
Location: Argentina
Posted: Jan 26, 2017
Overall:
1
Support:
1
Value:
1

Original Volunteers

I travelled with Projects Abroad for two weeks in July two years ago and it was an experience that I would recommend to anyone interested in exploring and learning a new culture. Not only do you get to know the country but you also experience it from the inside, like one more national. Here I realised how different this kind of travelling is compared to when you travel and visit a country without barely having real contact with its national citizens. During this two weeks I got to live a fascinating life completely different to the one I had had up to that moment. I got to live with a muslim family and also had contact with volunteers from all over the world, from Pakistan to Canada or Switzerland. My volunteer work had to do with the social work field. I worked in a communitary center with children organising different activities and also helped in the maintenance and reforms of the center.
OveralI would rate every aspect of this trip very highly, the Projects Abroad staff made it not only an enjoyable experience but made it a life changing one. They helped build a community within our small group of volunteers and I made friends there that I will never forget.

Program: Volunteer Abroad
Location: Morocco
Posted: Jan 25, 2017
Overall:
10
Support:
10
Value:
10

Sol Education Abroad

My experience in Costa Rica for 3 weeks this winter break with SOL Education Abroad was amazing. I would never trade the experience for anything. I learned so much Spanish in 3 weeks, I wish I could've stayed a full semester! I would imagine that students who do are close to fluent. We went white water rafting, zip-lining, and to the beach. We took a Costa Rican cooking class, a dance class, went to the wildlife rescue center closeby, and had free time to spare! I learned so much Spanish from taking classes 8-12 every day, and even more from long talks with my Mama Tica in Spanish after dinner each night. We brought in the New Year with our host family, and they were so welcoming that I didn't feel far from home at all. In fact, I adapted really well to the culture in Costa Rica, so much that I was barely homesick the whole time I was there. Everyone is so friendly. Like I said, I wish I could've stayed a full semester. I can't wait to go back! I have nothing but praise for SOL Education Abroad's program in Costa Rica.

Program: Study Abroad
Location: Costa Rica
Posted: Jan 25, 2017
Overall:
10
Support:
10
Value:
10

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