A Broader View Volunteers Corp

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We arrange short-term international mission trips and long term volunteer projects in South America, Africa and Asia. Designed with flexibility and customized attention with volunteer options in African orphanages, teaching English, medical and dental volunteering, HIV awareness projects, conservation in national parks, animal welfare, environmental and community development.

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My trip to Peru with A Broader View Volunteers was absolutely amazing, it was so much more enriching than I thought it would be. My time spent with my host family was some of my favorite, they were so warm and welcoming and really made me feel at home. Cusco is a great city to just wander around and think. There is so much history and mystery behind each and every stone. Despite the poverty people are in such high spirits that it really makes one appreciate everything this world has to offer, especially beyond the material things. I have met some amazing people along my journey, some I know I will keep in touch with throughout my life. Thanks to A Broader View!

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Posted: February 3, 2009
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Let me begin by saying that I absolutely loved everything about my stay in Cusco. I was very surprised that I didn't miss anything from ome. I felt so at home from the moment I arrived. I must say that the most difficult thing I experienced was leaving. I am still having a hard time and I have dreams about being in Cusco every night. Greta, Oscar, and the rest of the family were great. I truly consider them a part of my family now, and I can't wait to see them again. And I can't not mention Greta's awesome cooking, it was the best I had in Peru. The rest of the volunteers and I were so spoiled. My favorite memory of my stay in Peru is walking in to the home and hearing the kids call my name and them coming to greet me. I miss them so much already.
Overall this ABV program was one of the best experiences of my life and I learned so many things not only about myself but about us as people. My experience was great because of the people I was so privileged to meet, especially the children. The children taught me that one can find happiness through the good times and the bad times, and for that I owe them. They taught me more than I could have taught them.
Tip for future volunteers…
Always have small bills and change with you. Always have the number to your home stay with you, or memorize it preferably. Don’t complain, to anyone. If you don’t like something, suck it up, the other volunteers and locals don’t want to hear it. Take warm pajamas. Take at least one outfit for going out; nice shoes, top, bottoms, everything.
I would do this again in a heartbeat. If it weren’t for some responsibilities and commitments that I have here in the States, I would be looking into finding a job teaching English or Spanish in Cusco. I fell in love. I will most certainly be back as soon as possible. I thank A Broader View for the opportunity.

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Posted: January 18, 2009
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I have arrived back in the UK safely. I would like to thank everyone at ABV for making my experience in Honduras such a good one. Everyone involved in my trip have been very helpful and made me feel at ease.
I really enjoyed the whole trip and I am already looking at where to go next! Thanks again for all your support with my trip. I am hoping to do another trip in the next year so will definitely be back in touch with ABV for that.
The projects in Peru and Kenya look great.
Best Wishes, Michelle Atherton.

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Posted: December 30, 2008
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Program Dates:
Chile: Sept 10- Oct 31 2008
Honduras: Nov 1- Dec 21 2008
My Favorite Memory:
Living with my family in Honduras.
I was surprised that….
The flash floods in Honduras and how much I grew, matured, and learned in each place.
The most difficult thing I experienced was….
In the beginning, not being able to express myself in another language.
My best received lesson…
Patience, keeping an open mind, and learning to understand and appreciate other cultures.
Tip for future volunteers…
Make sure to keep a balance in your life while living in each place. It’s important to be involved and loyal to the work that you’re there for but also, take the time to explore and enjoy the country and culture you are living in. Last thing, take advantage of everything and be ready to be patient.
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In the past four months, I have learned so much. This whole experience has taught me so much as an individual, as well as a person in this society today. I cannot believe how much I have seen and done and I am so grateful for being able to have done this trip at such a young age. It has changed me forever and I would never trade these experiences for anything.
Thank you A Broader View for facilitating my last four months, it was such an amazing experience.

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Posted: December 30, 2008
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I just wanted to touch based since I've returned from the volunteer program in Costa Rica.
I first wanted to thank you for talking to my Mom who was worried about me in the beginning of my trip. The experience was overall an amazing one and I learned a great deal from the teaching English aspect.
Thanks A Broader View staff for everything.

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Posted: December 29, 2008
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Costa Rica 2010 Reopen, check our website for Sea Turtle Conservation, and Social programs in San Jose, join us now, space are already full until October 1st 2010.
ABV Volunteers will be re-opening the Costa Rica program by the end of 2010/beginning of 2010. After making program changes, and scouting new project locations, the Costa Rica programs will return. Stay posted!
they don't have a costa rica program

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