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Gi2C China Internship

Very misleading sales people actually advised me to lie on my visa application because they were not authorized to sponsor my visit on the mandatory Z visa required by law. They claimed that they worked with the top 100 universities in America,and Canada, and the U.K. which they called partners, yet none of the 20 universities I called in America ever heard of them.

When I asked the sales girl "Mary" how many interns did they place with Fortune 500 companies last year she replied "dozens". But when I asked her to list just 10 Fortune 500 Companies they worked with in China she changed the subject. When I asked her again, she said she had a bad connection and then hung up on me.

I finally made it to China on my own after getting my own internship directly from KPMG. After arriving in China I met up with three Gi2c interns including a French girl named Maliko and they were all angry with the internships Gi2c obtained for them and two of them were demanding refunds.

We then found this and many more links about them on the internet. They surely are a fraud to be avoided at all costs: https://chinascampatrol.wordpress.com/2015/04/25/is-gi2c-china-internshi...

I also learned that the Russian owner Yuri has a ten year history of running scams in China that target foreigners. Here are the details of all of his scams; https://www.scam.com/showthread.php?704467-UPDATED-China-Liars-List-ESL-...

Program: Gap Year
Location: China
Posted: Mar 6, 2017
Overall:
1
Support:
1
Value:
1

Projects Abroad

I volunteered with Projects Abroad in 2016 in Mandeville, Jamaica. I am a full time college student at Tabor College in Hillsboro, Kansas, studying biology as a pre-medicine major and minors in psychology and chemistry. To graduate Tabor, I needed to complete at least forty hours of an internship. I spent a lot of time researching opportunities online and found Projects Abroad fairly quick. I studied their web page and organization thoroughly and finally decided to pick the medicine program in Jamaica. I had always wanted to travel internationally and I felt that this was a good opportunity to travel and appreciate the different views of a new culture.

As soon as I applied to the program, I felt supported and valued. My personalized webpage outlined all the tasks I needed to complete before my departure as well as what to expect from my program. I was relieved to have a local staff member meet me at the airport after my travels. My host family welcomed me and instantly made me feel like a member of the house. My room was storage sufficient and nice. All food and clean water was provided. A local staff member met me Monday morning and gave me a tour of the town, my placement, and the staff office. At my work placement, I had flexible work hours. I rotated between family planning, curative, and maternal and child health. All of the staff members were welcoming and helpful in letting me be proactive in the clinic. I took weights, heights, blood pressures, blood sugars, interviewed patients, and assisted with six week check ups including vaccinations for babies.

There were plenty of opportunities to travel the country on the weekends. The staff was helpful in answering any questions. Traveling abroad teaches you patience, resilience, confidence and problem solving. You appreciate what you have and it’s very rewarding to help those less fortunate. We may have a lot to give but they also have a lot to teach us in return. Overall, I would highly recommend Projects Abroad for volunteering/interning internationally!

Program: Volunteer Abroad
Location: Jamaica
Posted: Mar 5, 2017
Overall:
10
Support:
9
Value:
10

Walking Tree Travel

Walking Tree Travel/Smithsonian Student Adventures is everything you want a high school student travel company to be. I've had the pleasure of leading programs for them in Peru, Thailand, and Costa Rica over the past 3 years and cannot say enough good things about them. The company is small, intimate, and makes students and staff alike feel valued. Their approach to programming aims to breakdown stereotypes, increase global curiosity/knowledge, and get students excited about global citizenship. Highly highly recommend.

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Posted: Mar 3, 2017
Overall:
10
Support:
10
Value:
10

Projects Abroad

I volunteered with Projects Abroad in 2015 in Tanzania, Africa. I had been working full time as a midwife and decided I wanted to work abroad to really appreciate how different things were. I spend a lot of time researching volunteering companies and I am so glad I did because I found Projects Abroad. From the minute, I sent off my first email I felt supported and informed. I was set up with a personalised web page that outlined everything I would need to know and get ready before I set off on the trip of a lifetime.

After a long journey from across the other side of the world I was relieved to have a local staff member pick me up from the airport and transfer me to my host family. My host family treated me as one of their own. I stayed with another volunteer who was able to show me around and introduce me to some other volunteers. My accommodation was different but certainly comfortable and all my food and water were provided.

A local staff member picked me up the following day and took me to my workplace and introduced me to the local staff. Each day I learnt new skills and was able to rotate through the antenatal and postnatal wards, attend some surgeries, take a patient in an ambulance and assist women to birth their babies. My hours were flexible and the staff were friendly and appreciative.

I spent the afternoons with the other volunteers. We went to the local markets, tried out local dishes in the cafes, went hiking, tried some local dance classes and attend language classes. There were plenty of opportunities to travel on the weekends and this is easily organised within the country once you arrive. I met some of the most amazing friends and we were always there to support each other. Projects Aboard organised a Thursday night social night and it was great to catch up and share stories and plan our weekend safaris. Travelling abroad teaches you patience, resilience, confidence and problem solving. You appreciate what you have and it’s very rewarding to help those less fortunate. We have a lot to give but they also have a lot to teach us!

Program: Volunteer Abroad
Location: Africa
Posted: Mar 2, 2017
Overall:
1
Support:
1
Value:
1

NGO Abroad

I have been working as a Registered Nurse for one year and have always had a dream of working overseas and volunteering with an NGO. I am in the very beginning stages of my interaction with this company but I can already tell you that it is exactly as good as you think that it is after your first interaction with Ann. She is knowledgeable beyond belief and is such a wealth of resources. She will work with you and tailor an experience to you that is in your price range whatever that may be. She is passionate about what she does and the money comes second for her (she spoke with me free of charge for two hours after my paid consult). It has already blown my mind the amount of close communication she has had with me this early in the process and I am positive that with her at my fingertips via email while I'm away I will have the experience of a lifetime during my placements in Sri Lanka and Uganda come fall.

Program: Volunteer Abroad
Location: Canada
Posted: Mar 2, 2017
Overall:
8
Support:
9
Value:
10

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