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Frontier has over 300 projects globally, offering unlimited opportunities to volunteer abroad. You could be spending memorable days scuba diving off the brilliant white beaches of Fiji or discovering South Africa on a conservation project with lion cubs! You can learn new skills, gain valuable qualifications and make lifelong friends.

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I participated in a week long project in Tenerife, more specifically the Whale and Dolphin Conservation Project hosted by the company Frontier. I had an amazing time throughout this entire project, not only did I learn a lot of valuable information about the cetaceans that occupy the waters of Tenerife, I also gained a lot of knowledge about the Island itself. I found the volunteering and the tasks I had to participate in very enjoyable, definitely a memorable experience. The accommodation was excellent and I found the hosts very professional and accommodating. This is an excellent project overall, and very good value for money. This was the first time I have ever volunteered abroad and it definitely will not be the last. If you are thinking about volunteering or undergoing a similar project, I cannot recommend Frontier highly enough.

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Posted: April 16, 2016
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Age:
25

I want to go into conservation and came here to gain experience before starting my degree. This project is amazing! I have had so much support and have learnt so many methods and strategies in conservation. The staff made presentations for me and sat down with me, going through some of my questions or teaching me what they know, like identification of species or statistics. The food is also surprisingly nice and the people are ace! Would definitely recommend this to anyone!

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Posted: April 16, 2016
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By: Nick88
Age:
27

I'm on my last day here in Costa Rica waiting for my flights which I hope are cancelled so I can stay here longer!!! This project is amazing, I have spent 3 weeks here (I recommend you stay here as long as you can) and loved every minute of it, even with the never ending ant bites which seemed to effect me more than anyone else!. The staff and all other volunteers were amazing, really friendly and I've made some great friendships here. The trails we did were fun and challenging with so much variety on what you can do and i loved all of them, but the bird surveys were always my favourites. There is so much wildlife to see in Costa Rica I couldn't get over it! Without fail around 3 or 4 every afternoon troops of monkeys would come through camp, there is literally never a dull moment.

I chose this particular project because I wanted some experience in Conservation. The aims of the project and what they want to achieve are amazing with lots of presentations given to us on the various surveys they do, why they do them, their aims and how they relate to the overal aims of the project. I'm so pleased I took part in this project, I've learnt so much and it's really helped me to figure out the areas in conservation I'd like to go into and what to do for my masters. I will be back! Hopefully when I finish my degree to do the internship they offer or as a apprentice or staff member! Highly recommend this trip to anyone interested in wildlife in general and also conservation. The country is beautiful, it's wildlife, the food, the people and just everything about this place! You will love every minute of it!

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Posted: April 10, 2016
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10
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10
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20

This project is amazing, I spent 3 weeks here and had the time of my life, I was so sad to leave and only wish I could have stayed longer. The staff were amazing, always willing to help, I asked so many questions and they always provided detailed well researched answers. The lectures were extensive and informative covering every part of the project, the trails were amazing, I loved all of them, we saw so many animals all the time, even just sitting on camp I would see more wildlife in one day than I could have ever imagined. The aims of the project and what we were working towards was clearly communicated and inspiring to be a part of. The guys at Frontier are doing some amazing work here and I was so happy to get the chance to be involved in it. I think I will even try and coe back as a staff member!.

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Posted: April 10, 2016
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By: jennag7
Age:
28

DO NOT GO WITH FRONTIER! I just returned from teaching in Fiji and this program takes your money and does not give ANY to help those in need! Including the very poor school and home stay in Fiji! The living conditions are horrible and the professionalism and organization are awful! STAY AWAY AND GO WITH ANOTHER ORGANIZATION! I had an amazing experience with the people in Fiji but it had NOTHING to do with this organization! They honestly should be ashamed of themselves. Please look into where all your money is going before doing a study abroad program. Actually speak with people who are currently in the program. (Frontier would not give me any names and that was the first red flag) You are better off calling the local primary school (John Westley Primary in Suva) and they will provide a better homestay and a real Fijiian experience for you. Use the money that you would send to Frontier and put it toward the school! Tell them Miss Kelly sent you!

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Posted: April 8, 2016
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By: KellyL
Age:
40

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Dear Kelly Thank you for your feedback. Frontier has been working with this school for over 6 years. During this time Frontier has consistently provided funds to the schools we work with in the form of materials for the classroom and students and also in terms of making donations to longer term projects, which may not be seen by the individual volunteer who is here for a short time. We have an excellent relationship with the school that we work with and this relationship will continue for years to come for the benefit of the students. Frontier is a not for profit organisation and as such all funds are out back into the running of our projects and the organisation. There are many benefits to volunteering with an organisation such as Frontier, including pre-departure support, help choosing the right project, the experience with our Fijian family and dedicated support from our team in country. Regards, The Frontier Team

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