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RCDP International Volunteer Abroad

Volunteering in an orphanage in Sri Lanka was an absolutely brilliant experience. I was located in the coastal city of Galle for a month, I spent about 4 hours every week day with the young children (ages below 5). All that was required of me at the orphanage was entertaining and cleaning the kids. The babies were an incredible amount of fun to play with. Definitely an amazing experience in my life.

I stayed at Micheal Ferreira's house with his family throughout the month I was in Sri Lanka. They were a very welcoming family and Micheal was incredibly helpful in organising my weekends where I traveled the country. The meals prepared for breakfast, lunch and dinner were superb, I could not get enough!

Overall great Trip.

Program: Volunteer Abroad
Location: Sri Lanka
Posted: Sep 1, 2017
Overall:
10
Support:
10
Value:
10

Global Crossroad

I did a month teaching programme in a public school in Antigua, Guatemala for 3 months of which I really enjoyed so much. Teaching in a school is what I wanted and it's the best way of getting teaching experience. The location was amazing as it was a walk from my home-stay.

My Coordinator Jonathan Dprera was excellent. He gave me all the relevant information on the school and on Antigua what to do and what not to do and obviously safety issues as well. He was extremely obliging in saying anything you need do not hesitate to ask and that was lovely to hear.

Regarding my Home-stay, home stays can be very hit and miss. When I first arrived I was in a home-stay next door to Jonathan and I loved it. I was away for a week and was told I had to move out of the home stay which I was sad about. I went to another home-stay and I was not happy there after a while. The family were not the nicest and gave me very little food. Numerous times I had to call Jonathan and get him to speak to the lady of the house which he did but she still gave very little food and they way she spoke to me at times was not nice, very controlling but eventually Jonathan got through to her and she improved on the amount of food she gave me. Jonathan did bring me to another Home stay which was lovely but with not much time left in Antigua I decided against moving into it. The thoughts of packing and unpacking did not appeal to me with little time left. I personally did not feel comfortable in the home stay and felt I was watched. I would not recommend this homestay for more than 2 weeks. The location though is fantastic. Jonathan did a fantastic job with this lady in the homestay.

Overall it was an amazing experience and I would like to thank Global Crossroads and Jonathan for an amazing job well done.

Program: Volunteer Abroad
Location: Guatemala
Posted: Sep 1, 2017
Overall:
10
Support:
10
Value:
10

Projects Abroad

I had the most incredible experience this past June working as a Physical Therapist in a local village outside Hanoi. This was only my second time abroad but I definitely caught the "travelers bug" and want to go on another Projects Abroad trip in the future. The Projects Abroad staff were very helpful and just were wonderful people in general. They made it super easy to get connected to the other volunteers in Hanoi and were always reaching out to me to make sure I was adjusting to being in a new country. They also focused on making a family vibe between the staff and amongst the volunteers. A perfect example of this happened recently when I sadly went through a family loss when I arrived home in July. My coordinator has contacted me on multiple occasions to send love and make sure I'm doing okay. The fact that they still keep in touch with me even though I'm thousands and thousands of miles away is so heartwarming.
If I were to go on another abroad volunteer trip (which I know I will in the future) I will definitely go through Projects Abroad again. Thank you for giving me an unforgettable summer I will always appreciate it.

Program: Volunteer Abroad
Location: Vietnam
Posted: Aug 31, 2017
Overall:
10
Support:
10
Value:
10

Projects Abroad

I volunteered as a part of the nutrition team for a full month in Samoa. It was such a great experience. I had been given many tasks to achieve throughout the week and I could add whatever I wanted to do throughout the community. I taught nutrition education in schools, pregnancy centers, nursing homes, and got to come up with the lessons each week with my team. I also did some home nutrition counseling and got to teach Zumba class (which was very fun!!). We were given money to buy whatever supplies we needed to make the lessons great. Projects Abroad wanted to reach as many people and truly make an impact. The staff were so encouraging and helpful throughout the entire experience, even when I was nervous and going out of my comfort zone. They really wanted me to learn as well from this experience which was something that I really wanted.
During the weekends, the volunteers all got together and we would explore the island. The staff were so helpful in giving us ideas of how to get around the island, the best places to go and stay, and how to be safe. Without the staff, the volunteers would have been lost but they were amazing. The home accommodations were different for everyone, but my host family was so nice and made food that I always liked. Overall, my experience was life changing and I would 100% recommend it.

Program: Volunteer Abroad
Location: Samoa
Posted: Aug 31, 2017
Overall:
10
Support:
10
Value:
10

NGO Abroad

Ann is tremendous help for people getting into international
development:

Ann's targeted, honest advice really helped me transform my cover letter into a coherent, purposeful document that framed my professional work experience and underscored my attributes. Her vast knowledge of the international development sector and her
mentoring informed and supported me throughout the process. She helped me focus and regain my energy and made me realize that it is possible to embark on a new career direction in an otherwise intimidating field. I would recommend Ann's services to anyone who is seeking to make sense of the extensive and competitive world of international development.

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Posted: Aug 31, 2017
Overall:
8
Support:
8
Value:
8

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