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Academic Studies Abroad

As a student studying abroad, I couldn’t have been happier with Academic Studies Abroad. From the very beginning, everything went smoothly and according to plan. From the very beginning paperwork, housing and classes abroad to getting transcripts back to my home university, it was seamless. Our program director, Elena, was also absolutely fantastic. She helped us with anything we needed and truly went out of her way to make sure each one of us was comfortable with our host family, roommates, classes and was always letting us in on all the little secrets Barcelona had to offer. Our program was also quite small which I really enjoyed. With ten members in our group, it allowed us all to form friendships with each other and really learn on excursions. I would certainly recommend Academic Studies Abroad to anyone looking for a really personal experience abroad. I enjoyed it tremendously and would do it again in an instant!! Thanks ASA!

Program: Study Abroad
Location: Spain
Posted: Mar 25, 2009
Overall:
10
Support:
10
Value:
10

GIC Argentina

I don't know anything about their volunteering, but their Spanish school is actually pretty good. I studied Spanish for a month with them and everyone seemed to like their teachers a lot - I thought the teacher I had, Federico, was awesome. Ask for him!

Program: Study Abroad
Location: Argentina
Posted: Mar 25, 2009
Overall:
8
Support:
6
Value:
7

GIC Argentina

GIC was wonderfully helpful as I was preparing to travel to Argentina. They answered emails promptly, gave extensive descirptions of my options, and provided a general orientation to living in Buenos Aires. But once they had my money it was like pulling teeth to get them to respond to my questions and problems. My accommodation were not at all what I had paid for but GIC refused to adjust the prices according to their information on their website. Though I had paid for a volunteer placement, it took three solid weeks of emails and phone calls and in office visits before I actually began- only to find the program was something completely different than had been described. They are disorganized and unprofessional and I would not recommend them to anyone. Unfortunately, the experiences of my classmates and flatmates with GIC have been much worse than mine. Hopefully they will share their stories here as well.
The spanish classes through UBA however, are excellent and I would highly recommend them. If you pay UBA directly without going through GIC, you'll pay half as much!

Program: Study Abroad
Location: Argentina
Posted: Mar 20, 2009
Overall:
3
Support:
3
Value:
1

Global Crossroad

I just returned from my amazing trip to Tanzania woking in the Joseph Christ Orphanage. Working in orphanage was a life changing experience for me. I really appreciate global crossroad for arranging such a truely rewarding experience. I hope
global crossroad will continue sending volunteers to Joseph Christ Orphanage so
that they can get financial resources to run programs. Many thanks global crossroad

Program: Volunteer Abroad
Location: Tanzania
Posted: Mar 20, 2009
Overall:
10
Support:
10
Value:
10

Comments

This review along with several others seems to be written by the same person in the same language- as though a global crossroads worker was writing them.

A Broader View Volunteers Corp

My college age daughter wanted to volunteer in an orphanage for spring break. I am privileged that she invited me to go with her. We have done many similar events, but this was by far the best because A Broader View worked hard both before we left and while we were there to make it a win-win experience. If you have ever considered volunteering in community service, and want to truly experience a culture firsthand, this is an organization that can make it happen.
We were well taken care of by our host family and by Manuel, our contact person. We were well-received at the preschool where we eventually spent most of our volunteer time. The opportunities to enjoy the culture were too numerous to name, since we were befriended by many Hondurans who wanted to share their homes and friendship with us. I plan to recommend A Broader View to many others who have expressed interest in global volunteerism, but did not have a specific idea about how to pursue it.

Program: Volunteer Abroad
Location: Honduras
Posted: Mar 20, 2009
Overall:
10
Support:
10
Value:
9

Comments

Yes its a smart decision, I went to 3 countries in Africa with ABV and never had any issue, check the feedback they have at ABV website
Im a 20 year oldgoing by myself to Uganda for a month..im going thru ABV and wanted to see if you think it was a smart thing to travel by myself to get there. Was there anyone who traveled by themselves to uganda to meet up with the ABV crew? thanks

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