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A Broader View Volunteers Corp

I am impressed with the Costa Rica program. Initially, I was stressed out about going through with the program due to financial reasons, but I am so glad I did not back out. This was an opportunity of a lifetime and I loved every minute of it (even the "rough times" ;) not rough at all). I've met so many people from all around the world and developed connections with them and the locals. I learned a lot about turtle conservation and leading teams in hands-on field work. If possible, I would love to return to Costa Rica to visit everyone and help out again.
The location of the program is a nice little town that has shops and plenty of places to eat (if you want to have other options). There is wifi at the accommodation, although it is a little spotty. The meals are good, but are certainly repetitive. It is easy to go into town to get additional snacks and things you may want (bug spray). Don't be scared about traveling alone, Abroaderview really takes care of all the logistical things that may stress you out in a foreign country. That was a really good benefit of volunteering with them. The locals are really nice and there's plenty to do and places to travel to in your free time.

Program: Volunteer Abroad
Location: Costa Rica
Posted: Oct 31, 2017
Overall:
10
Support:
10
Value:
10

Global Leadership Adventures (GLA)

Over the summer, my daughter traveled to Tanzania with Global Leadership Adventures. At first, I was very nervous to send her to Tanzania. She had never been out of the country before and I didn't know all that much about the program! However, Global Leadership Adventures welcomes their students with open arms. Seeing the daily pictures on GLA's blog of my daughter and her new friends smiling and having the time of her life, I knew that it was the right decision to let her go. We still hear about it daily! This trip completely changed her life and gave her a whole new perspective on the world and on what she wants to do in her future. I cannot thank Global Leadership Adventures enough for giving this amazing opportunity to my daughter and for ensuring me that my child was safe half way across the world!

Program: Volunteer Abroad
Location: Tanzania
Posted: Oct 30, 2017
Overall:
10
Support:
10
Value:
10

Global Leadership Adventures (GLA)

My high school age daughter has traveled with GLA for the past two summers. Her first trip was the Galapagos program, and she did Bali this past year. She does not have enough great things to say about her trips, and when she got home from the airport after her trips, she could not stop talking about it for hours. Even still she tries to bring her trips into conversation whenever possible. As a parent, I was originally worried about letting her go, even though we had done significant international travel as a family before. We went to an alumni open house event before her first trip, and that solidified my confidence in GLA. She was able to talk to a girl who had gone on trips before, and her parents were able to speak to me about their experience. I was impressed at how well prepared GLA was in helping prospective students feel comfortable and excited about an adventure abroad. While she was abroad, we got frequent updates on the program blog, and seeing her smiling face in pictures reassured me. She has found a new passion for travel, and has been begging me for a third summer with GLA.

Program: Volunteer Abroad
Location: Indonesia
Posted: Oct 29, 2017
Overall:
10
Support:
10
Value:
10

Global Leadership Adventures (GLA)

I have spent the last two summers traveling with GLA - Ecuador in 2016 and Bali in 2017. I absolutely loved the time I spent abroad on these programs and I would do anything for just one more day on either of my trips. The people I met, the mentors who supported me, and the experiences I had were all unforgettable. I truly believe that I am a better person, in knowledge and action, as a result of my travels with Global Leadership Adventures. I have gained so much self-confidence from this type of travel, going to a new place, with new people. I wouldn't trade my trips for the world and I highly recommend GLA to any prospective students. They do an amazing job of making the trips extremely meaningful and enjoyable, at the same time. I have learned so many lessons from my travels abroad and not a day goes by that I don't think about my summer trips.

Program: Volunteer Abroad
Location: Indonesia
Posted: Oct 29, 2017
Overall:
10
Support:
10
Value:
10

RCDP Nepal

It was an amazing experience working with the staff and children at the Nepal Mary Center. I was made to feel at home the very first day. All were grateful for everything. Together we rebuilt the wall broken from the 2015 earthquake. Hopefully it will give the center a better feeling of security.
After a week I was off trekking to Everest Base Camp.
I completed the trek!!!!!!!!! What a journey of spectacular views and personal preservation. Due to weather I had to helicopter back to Kathmandu for my International flight home. Before I left Kopila ( director of Center) came to visit me. She wanted to ensure that I was okay and to let me know the children had said a prayer for my safe return.
Made new friends at the RCDP Hostel and Nepal Mary Center that will forever hold a place in my heart.
Until we meet again
Anne Kersey - USA

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Posted: Oct 28, 2017
Overall:
10
Support:
10
Value:
10

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