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Global Vision International (GVI)

I completed the Marine and Wildlife Conservation program in Phang Nga, Thailand. GVI offers extensive support both prior to and during your program including pre-departure information, airport pick up and information about the local area.

The staff on base are amazing in not only helping us integrate into our program but also understand how our time contributes to the development of the community. They are very knowledgeable of the local culture and anthropological narratives that have shaped the community. They provided us with both Thai language and culture courses, to alleviate the stresses of adapting to a new country and integrating smoothly into the community.
The staff supported us beyond the program. When I fell ill, a staff member helped us organise transport to the hospital as we couldn’t speak Thai. In addition, they helped us plan our short holidays and encouraged us to explore different parts of Thailand when we had days off.

We were even allowed to join in with other programs to get the most out of our experience. Thus even though I was in the conservation program, I joined the teaching and community teams in their orphanage visits and English classes.

The living conditions were modest, which is expected when you are volunteering at a developing country. Living in a village among villagers helped me appreciate the program and its contribution more and learn more about the locals.

Overall I highly recommend GVI and their volunteer programs.

Program: Volunteer Abroad
Location: Thailand
Posted: Dec 5, 2016
Overall:
10
Support:
10
Value:
10

RCDP Nepal

Program:
Location: Peru
Posted: Dec 5, 2016
Overall:
10
Support:
10
Value:
10

Academic Studies Abroad

ASA is a wonderful program. Living in London had always been a dream of mine and I got to live in central London, which was amazing. One of my favorite parts was how close I was to some of the best shopping in the world. I was only two tube stops away from Oxford Street which is filled with hundreds of stores and a great place to shop. I definitely recommend ASA to anyone wanting to study abroad! They are very helpful and take the time to help you out.

Program: Study Abroad
Location: England
Posted: Dec 5, 2016
Overall:
10
Support:
10
Value:
10

Global Leadership Adventures (GLA)

My experience with Global Leadership Adventures was life changing. Traveling to a different country alone can be quite scary but the phenomenal mentors helped made me feel so much more at home. The mentors were serious and strict when they had to be, but were also fun to hang out with and talk to. It was also so fun meeting other teens on the program. We did so many things while in the Dominican Republic. Some of which include build a house for a family, played and talked with the locals, swam in the ocean, and learned about the world and environment. (And this is just naming a few.) I highly recommend GLA trips for high schoolers, especially if they are looking to travel or try something new.

Program: Volunteer Abroad
Location: Dominican Republic
Posted: Dec 4, 2016
Overall:
10
Support:
10
Value:
9

RCDP Nepal

I really enjoyed my stay in Nepal, all the people I met here that were involved in the organisation were so helpful and kind. I stood in the Nepal Mary Child Help Center near Balaju in an orphanage where 15 children are living. I really felt comfortable with them after such a short time and I dont want to miss that time. They taught me so much without even knowing. It was really one of the best times I've ever had and RCDP made it possible and everything went well and I could really trust them that they care for me! Danyabaad for everything!

Program: Volunteer Abroad
Location: Nepal
Posted: Dec 4, 2016
Overall:
10
Support:
10
Value:
10

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