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Institute for Field Research Expeditions - IFRE

I spent 8 weeks at a health clinic in Uganda and it truly was one of the most amazing experiences of my life.
I combined this placement with my university studies and both the staff at the clinic and my supervisor were extremely supportive, assisting me in any way they could, including filling out numerous forms etc required by my university.
I leanrt many things that will assist me in my future medcal career but I also learnt many valuable life lessons. My host family welcomed me into their home and introduced me to the Ugandan lifestyle and customs. In addition to this I also made some life long friends.
It certainly was a once in a life time experience and one which I will treasure forever.

Program: Volunteer Abroad
Location: Uganda
Posted: Dec 14, 2009
Overall:
9
Support:
10
Value:
9

Cross-Cultural Solutions

I had an amazing experience with CCS in Ghana. The staff were incredible and some of the friendliest people I have ever met.The support in country and out of country was worth the extra money that CCS charges. We were picked up and taken to the airport, transportation to volunteer placement, food, lodging etc.I immediately felt like family. For my first trip to Africa I wanted a lot of support and CCS gave me just that. In the morning I went to an orphanage to teach (which I loved!)and then in the afternoon we would go on a cultural activity such as a Ewe language lesson, hike the highest mountain, feed monkeys, go swimming under a waterfall etc. I stayed for 2 months and towards the end I would go back to volunteer at the orphanage in the afternoon. I have no complaints about this program. The food was excellent, the lodging was excellent and as I mentioned before the staff members were beyond excellent! I completely recommend this program. I came back to the US feeling completely satisfied by my experience with CCS. It was the most rewarding life changing experience that I have ever had.

Program: Volunteer Abroad
Location: Ghana
Posted: Dec 14, 2009
Overall:
10
Support:
10
Value:
9

Comments

This is very helpful! For years I've wanted to go to Ghana, and was wondering if the high price this group charges is worth it, because I too, want to be able to have a lot of contacts/support to feel safe there.
Well in the beginning I only volunteered about 3 hours in the morning and then we went on cultural field trips in the afternoon but since I stayed longer than 3 weeks after those 3 weeks I went back to placement for another 3 or 4 hours. It is really up to you if you want to go back and volunteer in the afternoon. The driver was more than willing to take me back to placement. Hope that helps!
How much time did you get to spend doing work because it seems a lot of other people did not get to do much.

Road2Argentina

My experience in Argentina was amazing!!
Road2argentina made it easier to integrate and to enjoy this wonderfull country.
Road2argentina has a great staff, their dorm is extremely well located and they offer many services.
For some people, the price might seem high, however, compared to all the services and benefits it provides, it is really good.
I would definetly recomend this program!

Program: Study Abroad
Location: Argentina
Posted: Dec 9, 2009
Overall:
9
Support:
8
Value:
8

Comments

Hi Mike- My daughter is considering Road2Argentina and would like to have an internship and also teach english. Can you please give me some more details about what you did in your internship? Best, Amy

Road2Argentina

Road2Argentina is a well organised structure, that allows you to discover Argentina without having to worry about the organization part at all. The team is very welcoming and helps you from your arrival at Buenos Aires (showing you around, providing you with mobile and very useful tips to live in the capital...). You will make friends like only once in a lifetime, and get memories that will not be out of your mind that easily!

Program: Volunteer Abroad
Location: Argentina
Posted: Dec 9, 2009
Overall:
8
Support:
9
Value:
7

Madventurer

Hello all,
I spent six weeks in Fiji with Madventurer volunteering in a primary school. It was a good experience and the staff were great. A downside was it was coming to the end of the season so the Mad house wasn't as full as it had been previously. But the crew members living there made it a good experience all the same and helped me to book a weeks trip 'island hopping' around the other Fijian islands. I am now back home and am completing an assignment on the company for university. If anyone has any exeperiences of this company and would like to tell me about them and answer a few queations, please email me on kelly_mcpherson1@hotmail.com.
Thanks

Program: Volunteer Abroad
Location: Fiji
Posted: Dec 8, 2009
Overall:
8
Support:
8
Value:
9

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