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Volunteering Solutions

Overall volunteering experience with volunteering solutions was really bad. I found that this is family business, they have lots of relatives, never pay money to project. I wasn't picked up from the Airport. I love Indian food. I am a little concerned. I'm getting so discouraged and do not recommend this organization. Please write me if you have any concern. Overall the program was terrible. The staffs were kind but no language and culture. Beware of this organization

Program: Volunteer Abroad
Location: India
Posted: Jul 20, 2009
Overall:
2
Support:
2
Value:
2

Comments

Hi Sam, I wanted to go to India, could I contact you to further find out more? thanks!
Hi Sam, my daughter has paid a down payment to go to Bangalore with Vol. solutions but I am getting nervoua about lack of info. Can you please give us more, and better yet allow us to call you. Thanks, Dave reply to sarah at iamsarah77@yahoo.com
I would like to talk to you, are you on facebook?
Hi you seem to be the only one with a negative review on this organisation, I am looking to go out there in a week! Please advise why your experience was so bad. Thanks

Academic Studies Abroad

ASA took all the stress out of planning my study abroad, leaving me free to fully enjoy the experience. They had immediate answers for my questions, were warm and helpful, and from the very start earned my complete confidence that I made the right choice by studying abroad through them.

Program: Study Abroad
Location: France
Posted: Jul 19, 2009
Overall:
10
Support:
10
Value:
9

Global Crossroad

I went on a 1 month volunteer and travelling experience with Global Crossroad to Ghana. Whilst the country itself was amazing, I was very disappointed with how the program was run. It seemed to me that the coordinators were pocketing a large amount of the hefty sum that I paid to volunteer, whereas the host family where I stayed received virtually none of that money ($50 per head per week). Further, the orphanage where I worked also appeared to receive very little of the money, and the toys we brought were whisked away from the children to be taken somewhere else, although I am not sure where. The travel experience for a week at the end of the trip was positive and I saw some amazing things. However, again our guide appeared to be paying for some of our expenses out of his own pocket as he was not being provided with enough funds to pay for our accommodation and food. The support provided by the coordinators was virtually non-existent. This said I did have a great experience, but this was entirely to the credit of my host family and other Ghanaian people I met.

Program: Volunteer Abroad
Location: Ghana
Posted: Jul 17, 2009
Overall:
4
Support:
4
Value:
2

Comments

Hi there Rachel. I'd be quite interested in hearing more about this! Drop me an email otto.rich@yahoo.co.uk if you are interested in chatting
I think Global Crossroad workers have been writing the reviews for some of these...... very dodgy....
"how can you have great experience if program was not good" - um, did you READ the review? Or do you just work for Global Crossroads?
how can you have great experience if program was not good

Academic Studies Abroad

The company did a wonderful job preparing me for my trip. My experiences were all very smooth and gave me little stress. Staff on campus and from ASA were all very willing to help before and after my arrival.

Program: Study Abroad
Location: Europe
Posted: Jul 15, 2009
Overall:
9
Support:
9
Value:
10

Academic Studies Abroad

I absolutely fell in love with ASA as soon as I signed up. They are so helpful from step A to step Z, from getting you on the plane to your destination to making sure you get home safely. When I was in Spain I never once felt like I was out of the loop with anything that pertained to my study abroad experience. My site director was amazingly helpful, and to this day we keep in contact and I can't wait to go back and visit her and my host family! If I can give you one word of advice, if you are feeling skeptical about which company to travel with or which city will fit your needs best, contact ASA because they are outstanding people who are here to help you.

Program: Study Abroad
Location: Spain
Posted: Jul 15, 2009
Overall:
10
Support:
10
Value:
10

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