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RCDP International Volunteer Abroad

This company has a supportive team to guide you through placements. One thing that bugged me was that some of the coordinators pocketed money from the volunteers which were supposed to go to the family we stayed with. However, if it was not for this program, I would not have gained friends and family in Kenya and would not have been able to see the true wild life on this magnificent continent.

Program: Volunteer Abroad
Location: Africa
Posted: Jul 11, 2017
Overall:
7
Support:
6
Value:
8

Askari WCP

It was a special honour to be able to experience Askari even if only for a brief slice of time. Two weeks isn’t long enough….
The thing that stands out most, aside from seeing some of the coolest creatures I have seen in my life, is the people: passionate and knowledgeable staff/guides and volunteers from all over the world who have come for the same reason – to experience the South African bush but more than that, to contribute to the restoration and conservation of it. That is what sets Askari apart from anything else I have done. That is what gives travel here a deeper significance. And the fact that we have over 17,000 hectares of wild space to ourselves is the best! There are no tourist crowds. No other game viewers full of people driving the same roads, blocking views…It is just us (whilst we are here) to appreciate, enjoy and help conserve. Wide open natural spaces full of serene beauty and magnificent creatures from the tiny termites with their monstrous mounds to the majestic lions and everything in between. And the deep red sunsets and sunrises are pretty spectacular too.
I love that anything can happen at any time and indeed it often does! You have to be ready and prepared or else you’ll miss it. Hope I can return someday…

Program: Volunteer Abroad
Location: South Africa
Posted: Jul 11, 2017
Overall:
10
Support:
10
Value:
10

Projects Abroad

After spending months trying to decide which summer program to participate in, I chose Projects Abroad for the summer of 2017 because I wanted a program that really needed volunteers and would not just have us do busy work. The turtle conservation program in Mexico was the perfect fit!

All of the staff spoke both English and Spanish and were incredibly helpful! We started learning about our work at the Tortugario Ecologico (the nature reserve) as soon as we got there. The activities ranged from washing the adult and baby turtles to cleaning turtle tanks, feeding the iguanas, planting mangroves, completing a bird census, etc. The ther volunteers I was working with were super friendly. The majority of us were from the United States but there were also a few people from places all over the world, including as far away as Norway. We all got along extremely well and I am still in contact with a few of them today.

We spent the next two weeks doing hard but rewarding work with a small weekend trip to a beautiful beach town called Melake. The entire trip was amazing and passed in the blink of an eye. I was genuinely sad to be leaving both the other volunteers and the staff behind and I definitely want to go back next summer!

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

The Intern Group

The process of arriving to and staying in Shanghai was handled professionally and smoothly to the extent that I never had any issues over this last month. As a point I would recommend this experience to friends as I feel it is a genuine benefit to future aspirations through networking and actively involving myself in a different work place culture. Furthermore, the social experiences with people that I would never otherwise have met strengthens communication and social skills.

Program: Study Abroad
Location: China
Posted: Jul 7, 2017
Overall:
10
Support:
10
Value:
10

The Intern Group

From the moment I applied until the time I got here, communication was great and stayed consistent. Whenever I had questions Tommy was there to help and answer. Even if I needed him to talk to someone on the phone he would do that for me. Everything is very well organized and everyone is great to hang out with and we all get along perfectly. I honestly think if I had any other intern director besides Tommy my experience wouldn’t have been the same. He has really made this whole experience more than I could ever ask for. Not only is he my director but I think of him as a close friend and will forever stay in contact. Walking away with the knowledge and experience that I know I can take into my future endeavors and career. Studio White Group is a sensational business to work at with great and very intelligent management and a great staff around the office. Great roommates! Great area to live in. Around the popular areas and restaurants. Easy to get to and from work. Metro close by. The food is fantastic. I like traveling to different areas and experiencing new flavors. The food is one of the parts that really make living in China a great experience. I was never afraid to do anything with people or by myself. Going out at night was fun, meeting the locals and even foreigners were great, and living the Chinese life is a memory I will keep forever.

Program: Study Abroad
Location: China
Posted: Jul 6, 2017
Overall:
10
Support:
10
Value:
10

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