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Frontier

I have had the best four weeks of my life. The Frontier staff made me feel so welcome from the start. I enjoyed staying in the homestay and felt like part of the family. On my project I got to meet some inspirational people, travel to an island and improve my journalism skills. I would recommend Frontier to all my friends and am thinking of doing another project next year. I have not got a negative thing to say about my experience and I am sad to be leaving. The project exceeded all my expectations. At the weekends we got to travel to many different places and I have made memories I will never forget.

Program: Volunteer Abroad
Location: Fiji
Posted: Jul 27, 2017
Overall:
10
Support:
10
Value:
10

Frontier

Overall, I thoroughly enjoyed my project and would volunteer with Frontier again in a heartbeat. I was on the teaching project which was as challenging as it was rewarding (be prepared to be thrown in at the deep end). The project felt well organised but also was relaxed and enjoyable. The other volunteers and staff were all wonderful and were the highlight of my time in Fiji, The homestay was a fantastic experience that I thoroughly enjoyed. Although there was an issue of bed bugs, Sarah dealt with the issue to the best of her ability and was extremely understanding (I cannot praise her highly enough). The food was lovely and all medical issues were dealt with extremely well. Every member of staff was absolutely excellent in every way, they made the whole experience wonderful and should be highly praised. The staff in London could have been more knowledgeable about the homestay, however this was a minor issue.

Program: Volunteer Abroad
Location: Fiji
Posted: Jul 27, 2017
Overall:
9
Support:
10
Value:
8

Sol Education Abroad

I participated in a five week program in Granada, Spain. The program was well organized and the directors were extremely helpful. They were ready to answer any questions and concerns at all hour of the day. The transition into this new culture and place was very easy because they provided me with the tools and information to help me succeed. The university was in the center of the city and was full of helpful and intelligent professors. I loved that my program was full of activities and excursions every single day. They weren't required, but I didn't miss a single activity because they were always fun and exciting. I also have to give them an A+ on helping me immerse into a new culture and learn a lot about the rich history of Granada.

Program: Study Abroad
Location: Spain
Posted: Jul 27, 2017
Overall:
10
Support:
10
Value:
10

Institute for Field Research Expeditions - IFRE

Program:
Location: Nepal
Posted: Jul 27, 2017
Overall:
8
Support:
8
Value:
7

Projects Abroad

My experience with Projects Abroad in San Pedro was overall amazing. I learned so much and had such an impactful time, especially living with my host family. This was one of the best parts of the trip. Learning all about my host family, their traditions and culture was so unique and made my trip so special. I loved getting to know them and they really became a key component of my time on the island. I was in the public health placement and the staff were overall pretty accommodating. Sometimes things were not done in the most efficient way, however it was a busy time with lots of volunteers and the staff is quite small. In my placement I got to assist in mobile clinics and start a community garden. Things on the island tend to be a little slower than I am used to at home, which made certain situations become frustrating, however you learn to cope with “island time.” Getting things done was not always the easiest even though all of the volunteers were very motivated. It was sometimes difficult to get the staff to let us move forward with certain projects, however we did manage to do it. I was there for a month which I think was the perfect amount of time. It takes about a week to get settled and learn everything about your placement, then you are ready to go and jump into everything for a good 3 weeks. This also allows for a good amount of weekends to explore the island and do some fun trips while you are there too. I had an amazing time learning and living in San Pedro and I would recommend taking this opportunity as the community there is so inspiring and I learned so much living amongst the incredible people of the island.

Program: Volunteer Abroad
Location: Belize
Posted: Jul 25, 2017
Overall:
8
Support:
7
Value:
8

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