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Sol Education Abroad

The SOL abroad program in Costa Rica is phenomenal.
The Staff: The program directors are amazing. They offer 24/7 support for anything from homesickness to difficult schoolwork to travel recommendations to the flu. They are personally invested in making sure that the students have what they need and that they get everything they can out of the program.
The Students: While I'm sure this varies depending on the group, my particular bunch of students got along great. The students come from all over the Unites States. As the directors put it, each student is a unique ingredient in the "SOL soup." This program brings together people with different experiences and backgrounds, and gives them the space to explore this new culture together.
The Country: Costa Rica is unlike any place on earth. The people are warm and welcoming, and "Pura Vida" ("Pure Life") is not just a catch phrase: it truly is their way of living. For a $20 round trip ticket, you can travel anywhere in the country, going from vibrant city streets to virgin rain forests to sleepy beach towns in under an hour. Costa Rica is a place of infinite exploration, and everything is easily accessible and often extremely affordable (especially if you don't mind staying in hostels).
The Excursions: SOL picks a variety of excursions and cultural activities that presents the students with the best of the country. The activities and trips are well organized, and they are enriching experiences for all those that chose to participate. The directors ensure that the students have all of the necessary knowledge needed to gain everything they can from each outing (a testament to their devotion to the experience of the students).

Program: Study Abroad
Location: Costa Rica
Posted: Dec 8, 2017
Overall:
10
Support:
10
Value:
10

Involvement Volunteers International

I’m truly thankful for the past two months I’ve spent in this special country. I’ve met so many beautiful and inspiring people and have been exposed to a completely different way of living and have seen a completely different appreciation for life. I will cherish the memories, the friends and all the unconditional love and smiles I received.

Program: Volunteer Abroad
Location: India
Posted: Dec 7, 2017
Overall:
10
Support:
9
Value:
10

Globalteer

I went to Siem Reap in Cambodia and had a great time at the Helping Hands project. It is in the countryside where the kids really need the projects help. the kids are given breakfast every day, given clean water, education, sports and lots more stuff. the kids really enjoy the project and you can see that it is a really important part of their lives. Siem reap is a really great place to hang out too, lots to do and I made some great friends volunteering.

Program: Volunteer Abroad
Location: Cambodia
Posted: Dec 6, 2017
Overall:
10
Support:
10
Value:
10

We Volunteer Nepal

I spent two months with we volunteer nepal and I would definetly recommend it to everyone who is thinking about a volunteer programm in Nepal.

The communication before I arrived was smooth. Bhagawan (he is the one responsible for the communication with the volunteers) answered all of my queries fast and copious. This made me feel very comfortable even before i arrived.

He then picked me up from the airport and I spend the first days with him and his very sweet wife Manju. They made me feel like at home! They provided super delicious food, went on activities with me and gave me some nepalese language and culture lessons.

Once arrived at the monastery where I should live for the further two months Bhagawan never hesitated to contact me questioning if everything is ok. He and his wife even visited me once in a while (consider: the monastery is about 2 hours drive away from his home) to make sure that everything is really ok.

After my two months were over, I started a trekking trip with my brother through the himalayas. Bhagawan gave us loads of information and even helped us with the transportation. He was even ok to leave our luggages with him during this time as we didn't needed them.

All in all, I would really recommend we volunteer nepal. Bhagawan and his wife are two very kind hearted people which will make your volunteering experience a very unique one!

Program: Volunteer Abroad
Location: Nepal
Posted: Dec 4, 2017
Overall:
10
Support:
10
Value:
10

Involvement Volunteers International

The trip to Fiji was really amazing and rewarding! Highly recommended to people of all ages!! Thank you for offering me such a wondering experience of a lifetime. The whole arrangement by IVI was perfectly smooth and we were well-informed of the dos and don’ts before the journey started. Special thanks to you as you are very helpful and always reply to my many queries promptly:)

It has been 2 weeks already since I left Fiji. 100% a great place for traveling, volunteering and meeting friends from all over the world. I miss everything there, especially the people and their lovely ‘Fiji smile’. They were just too friendly and easy-going. Our placements in a kindergarten in Suva and a rural primary school in Nadi were definitely the best parts of the trip. I enjoyed the teaching and was pleased that I could really help the local teachers a bit with the progress of some weaker students. (Always worrying about having no contribution at all before the trip XD) You would be surprised when you find out the huge difference in learning levels the students could have in one class, i.e. the smart ones were learning multiplication in maths while some could not even recognize the numbers from 1 to 10. Hopefully, there will be more volunteers joining in the future so that the program can be sustained in a long run.

Program: Volunteer Abroad
Location: Fiji
Posted: Dec 3, 2017
Overall:
9
Support:
10
Value:
9

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