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Green Life Volunteers

I volunteered for two weeks at the Mariposa camp in Carate for turtle conservation, and these were absolutely two of the most special weeks of my life. I would recommend the COPROT camps to anyone who wants to experience this beautiful life in one of the most rural and biologically diverse places on earth.
The team at the camp made me feel extremely welcome from the start. I have made connections with the people there and learned things from them (and about myself) that I will never forget.

I am normally a person who likes comfort and city life, but I wanted to do something outside of my comfort zone and I am so happy I did!! I saw so many amazing animals, like the scarlet macaws, a baby alligator, different types of monkeys, and of course the mama and baby turtles. Almost every evening I went to the beach to enjoy the breath-taking sunsets. The peace in this place is amazing and is something I will never forget.
Even though the camp has a pretty simple layout, it is super clean and there is enough space for everyone to relax. Waking up in the middle of the night to go on a patrol is definitely not easy, but it is all worth it, when you get to help a mama turtle with her nest or see wild babies hatch. You need to love a bit of hard work, but if you do, the rewards are truly unforgettable.
Once again: I would advise this to anyone. Get out of your comfort zone and do it, because staying at the COPROT camp is an experience you will hold on to for the rest of your life!!

I worked with Green Life Volunteers for this project and I am extremely grateful for all the help I got leading up to and during my volunteer time. Janina was super nice and actually recommended the turtle conservation project to me. She helped me book the national flights, choose a hostel in San Jose, get a taxi to and from the project, and much more. She has become a true friend during my time here and I would absolutely recommend working with Green Life Volunteers to anyone who wants to volunteer in Costa Rica.

Program: Volunteer Abroad
Location: Costa Rica
Posted: Feb 13, 2024
Overall:
10
Support:
10
Value:
10

Forum Nexus

I thoroughly enjoyed the program and would definitely participate again. I made a lot of new friends and loved all the cities especially Paris and Riva del Garda.

As for academics, International IQ was fun and engaging and my knowledge definitely improved. The Art History class was interesting and truly helped me to gain a greater appreciation for art and its history in Europe. ICVs are also a great way of experiencing Europe.

It's a wonderful experience that really changes your life and that's why I would recommend it to everyone!

Program: Study Abroad
Location:
Posted: Jan 30, 2024
Overall:
10
Support:
10
Value:
10

Globalteer

My Globalteer experience in Peru has been wonderful and I totally recommend anyone who wants to make a difference volunteering in any of the projects. Everyone I have met is kind, lovely, welcoming, and really dedicated to the work, always trying to achieve the best for the kids and for the animals. Particularly, my work is as an NGO Assistant in the Picaflor House, an after-school program for poor and vulnerable children, and I could not be more positively impacted. The project really makes a difference in the life of kids, giving them the support they need on their learning and also providing many leisure through art classes, sports etc. All of the kids love Picaflor and consider it a fun, safe and happy environment.

Program: Volunteer Abroad
Location: Peru
Posted: Jan 26, 2024
Overall:
9
Support:
10
Value:
10

Forum Nexus

Forum-Nexus has been one of the best experiences in my life. I took one regular class and Ed is a great professor and he cared about everyone in class. I also took a marketing internship and I loved everyone I worked with. Through the internship I got to speak with marketing personnel across all different cities as well as handle the company's social media accounts during the program. I also helped with marketing research.
I enjoyed all the cities of the program. This was a great opportunity to experience all of Europe!

Program: Study Abroad
Location:
Posted: Jan 8, 2024
Overall:
10
Support:
10
Value:
10

Askari WCP

exceptional...magical...unforgettable...a dream...a unique experience...a human adventure...incredible encounters...magnificent wild animals, these are my 4 weeks spent in the reserve Askari. it was my first solo trip, my first trip to South Africa. I fell in love with the Bush, the landscapes, the animals. the days pass very quickly: animal observations, lessons on fauna and flora, crafts and lots of moments of sharing. daily outings through the reserve day and night, a night under the stars made this experience magical. The staff are adorable, we get attached to Bronwyn, Stuart and Katie. Every day, I think of them. I will definitely come back because we come back from this adventure better.

Program: Volunteer Abroad
Location: Africa
Posted: Dec 26, 2023
Overall:
9
Support:
9
Value:
9

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