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RCDP Nepal

Had a really good time in Nepal!

Program: Volunteer Abroad
Location: Nepal
Posted: Oct 28, 2017
Overall:
10
Support:
10
Value:
10

Frontier

Had an awesome time on a really well organised project by an organization that made everything so easy. The project coordinator was amazing, I knew the support was there if needed.Everything went very smoothly apart from a few occurrences of 'fijitime' making things difficult!

I would have liked to have known a few more details about the living arrangements and host family prior to departure though.

Program: Volunteer Abroad
Location: Fiji
Posted: Oct 27, 2017
Overall:
9
Support:
10
Value:
7

Projects Abroad

I had a great experience volunteering abroad with Projects Abroad! The appeal behind Projects Abroad was that you can get a valuable experience volunteering abroad. I liked how you could pick your own dates and they were super flexible when you could start and stop. Doing Projects Abroad was a great way for me to get legal experience after taking the bar exam and waiting for the results.

My host family was amazing. They made sure I was well fed, felt comfortable and safe at all times. I really enjoyed my dinner conversations with my host family. They made great food and it was a great way to learn about their culture in South Africa and a good way to unwind and learn about each other after a full day of volunteering.

The had a great experience with my placement at the Projects Abroad Human Rights Office. The Human Rights Office does great work by helping indigent clients from local townships and communities who ordinarily can't afford to pay for a lawyer. I handled a high case load full of property, family, consumer, and employment cases. At times it was challenging to a handle lots of cases, but I thought this was a good learning experience that I can apply to my career.

Cape Town was an amazing place! I did lots of neat things in Cape Town and the surrounding areas from several hikes on Table Mountain, Peninsula Tour, Wine Tour, Scuba Diving, Shark Cage Diving, visiting museums, and after the project I went on a 4 day safari at Kruger National Park.

I had a great experience and would do another project with Projects Abroad!

Program: Volunteer Abroad
Location: South Africa
Posted: Oct 26, 2017
Overall:
10
Support:
10
Value:
9

Projects Abroad

Nepal was my first time out of the country, but it was an experience I will never forget. I knew that if I ever needed anything in Nepal, I had 20 different people I could call for help. The Projects Abroad staff was so awesome and helpful. They made sure to place us with a caring and kind family, and with supervisors who wanted to teach us. My time in Nepal is something I value very much, but the knowledge and background that I now have for physiotherapy and foreign countries is so much more.

My favorite part of Nepal was my host family. I stayed with 3 other volunteers and now have 3 new best friends from around the world. My host mom was the absolute sweetest human being I had ever met. She was constantly making sure that we were all comfortable and happy. Her three sons were always there to help and even pick us up from town if we needed a ride. My roommate could not figure out how to get home from her placement, and kept getting lost. My host family was always ready to pick her up when she was lost and even walked to and from work with her for a week. My host mom had a knack for making maps to help us to get work and to town and I will never forget them. The food was impeccable and we experienced true Nepali culture. My host mom will always hold a special place in my heart.

Outside of work and home, I got to get really close with the other volunteers. Going to a foreign country for 5 weeks could be a taxing challenge, but having 30 other people to do it with made it so much easier. Every Friday, the staff at projects abroad organized a group activity. We learned about Nepal culture and food, while getting to see all the volunteers. This allowed us to get to know each other and have friends to hang out with on the weekends. Besides our Friday night activity, the staff also organized outreaches weekly. This meant that typically once a week, we went out to the community and participated in something related to our placement. In physiotherapy, we typically went with the medical volunteers to talk to schools and kids about hygiene, health and activity. Other times, a doctor or physiotherapist would come in and teach us something new. I valued this experience because it was constantly challenging me in my field. Along with the challenge, I got to exchange information and knowledge with people who valued the same stuff as me. The Projects Abroad staff always made sure that our outreaches pertained to our field and were important for the community or us. Overall, my experience in Nepal is something that I will never forget.

Program: Volunteer Abroad
Location: Nepal
Posted: Oct 26, 2017
Overall:
10
Support:
10
Value:
9

African Impact

I have always dreamt of visiting Africa & volunteering there. So this July i decided to pack my bags and fly to Tanzania to embark my next adventure as a volunteer with African Impact in Moshi. I was went all by myself & was nervous, happy and very excited! Proud to say it was by far the best cultural experience I've had yet. The people, animals, music, energy, food, gratitude, strength, adventure & love. Had the pleasure to teach English to the Masai tribal men & local primary school kids (who were the cutest!). As well as teach business skills to the beautiful tailors in town & paint murals at the Shiners nusery. A truly inspiring, life changing & challenging experience. Incredibly grateful to have worked with the wonderful staff at African impact & volunteers from all around the world, i felt so welcomed & safe. Met loving, enthusiastic & joyful students which made classes so much fun & rewarding. All the volunteers were super great! It was really rad meeting people from all different races & walks of life. On weekends we went hiking, shopping, swimming & I got to go on my first SAFARI! - Saw Elephants for the first time in the wilderness, which was a very magical experience. Thankyou African impact for an incredible trip, I didn’t want to leave x .

Can’t wait to come back next year!

Program: Volunteer Abroad
Location: Tanzania
Posted: Oct 25, 2017
Overall:
10
Support:
10
Value:
10

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