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Institute for Field Research Expeditions - IFRE

There were two reasons why I wanted to volunteer abroad: 1. Gain valuable clinical experience 2. Practice my spanish. Both of these were fulfilled to an amazing extent. My clinical site was San Juan De Dios with the Physical Therapy department. The staff was welcoming and willing to teach me. Working with disabled children was an unbelievably rewarding experience. Practicing spanish was easy and Peru, specifically Cusco, is a wonderful place. The host family, like everyone else here, were wonderful. There wasn't a day where I felt like this wasn't home.

Program: Volunteer Abroad
Location: Peru
Posted: Jun 7, 2016
Overall:
10
Support:
10
Value:
10

Sol Education Abroad

I can't give Sol Education abroad enough praise for the wonderful experience they provide to their students. Sol met and surpassed all of my expectations for a study abroad program. I experienced complete immersion through living with a host family who provided 3 traditional meals a day, through cultural activities and excursions led by Sol directors, and through classes taught by Spanish professors at a local university.
Granada is the perfect location in Spain for students because it offers everything you could want in one location: beautiful city streets and great places to eat and enjoy tapas, the Sierra Nevada mountains nearby for hiking and skiing, and golden beaches close enough for a day trip.
I would pick Sol all over again and every time!

Program: Study Abroad
Location: Spain
Posted: Jun 7, 2016
Overall:
10
Support:
10
Value:
10

RCDP International Volunteer Abroad

Volunteering in Cusco has been an awesome experience! I've been able to meet most of the host families and they are all great! My host mom, Maria, is amazing and cooks great food for all of us, and keeps a very neat apartment flat.
Volunteering in the clinics here has been awesome, and getting to know the local nurses, doctors, and med school students has allowed me to learn a lot from all of them, as well as have a really fun time while doing it.
The locals are great, and it's easy to make local friends if you put in the effort. There are free salsa lessons every night from 9 to 11 in the city center, making it really fun in the night as well.
I highly recommend this program, city and it's people to anyone who wants to have a great time!

Program: Volunteer Abroad
Location: Peru
Posted: Jun 6, 2016
Overall:
10
Support:
10
Value:
10

Ailola Quito

I have taken 3 months of classes in Quito and improved my Spanish a lot. I took group lessons to begin with and individual classes in the end. My teachers were well organized and always found a way to make the lesson interesting and fun. I stayed at a lovely host family that made me feel like I was part of the family. I recommend this experience to anyone who wants to get serious about learning Spanish

Program: Study Abroad
Location: Ecuador
Posted: Jun 6, 2016
Overall:
10
Support:
10
Value:
10

Institute for Field Research Expeditions - IFRE

I really enjoyed the program and the director of the program Lauren was really nice. She took me around the country and really made sure I felt comfortable in her home which was also the volunteer home. She was very interested in any improvements we wanted or any ideas we had for around the house . she wanted to hear everything we were doing and helped anyway she could and really went out and took care of whatever was needed. The orphanage was really really well kept and ran so well. The children had a routine that they showed the volunteers and helped us get to know what to do. It was really amazing. I really think ur level of Spanish should be at a level for basic conversation and basic child commands to be able to keep the children safe. Also bring a debit card to atm out money don't come with cash because you will need to exchange it. My only regret was I didn't stay longer because it does take time to get use to the Costa Rican coulture and day to day routine and you do want to travel on the weekend so I would really recommended staying as long as you could to truly get the experience you want.

Program: Volunteer Abroad
Location: Costa Rica
Posted: Jun 5, 2016
Overall:
7
Support:
7
Value:
6

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