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Quest Overseas

An amazing experience, there aren't words to describe it. We saw some of the most amazing things in the world, and shared it with a really nice group of people.

Program: Volunteer Abroad
Location: Africa
Posted: Aug 2, 2009
Overall:
10
Support:
10
Value:
10

Don Quijote

I felt that the Don Quijote school was extremely organnized. From the moment we arrived the staff were friendly and encouraging. The city tour was very interesting as I had never been to Salamanca before, and the welcome dinner was an excellent opportunity to meet new people! The teachers I had (Anna, Francisco and Sonia) were absolutely fantastic, very lively and enthusiastic, and always willing to help. I felt at ease talking in Spanish in the lessons and found that the conversation topics flowed naturally, rather than us being obliged to follow a specific topic. I would strongly recommend Don Quijote Salamanca as a place to learn Spanish, either for complete beginners, or for those wishing to perfect their skills!

Program: Study Abroad
Location: Spain
Posted: Aug 2, 2009
Overall:
9
Support:
9
Value:
9

Comments

Hello. I'm planning on spending the summer in Spain and want to learn Spanish. Would you recommend Don Quijote? Also, will spend part of my stay in Valencia, and part in either Salamanaca, Malaga, or San Sebastian. Have you been to these places and what can you tell me? Are any of the students older than 40? Thanks, Jesse

A Broader View Volunteers Corp

I spent the last 4 weeks in Cusco with A Broader View Volunteers. They offer an excellent program with language class. I spent my mornings taking lessons and in the afternoons worked with Street Kids. Karem was an excellent coordinator who made me feel comfortable and well looked after. ABV was extremely affordable and really cares about their programs and volunteers. While I was in Cusco, the owners of ABV were in Peru doing site inspections so I was able to meet the faces behind the names. I would definitely volunteer with ABV again.

Program: Volunteer Abroad
Location: Peru
Posted: Aug 2, 2009
Overall:
10
Support:
10
Value:
10

Global Crossroad

Global Crossroads helped to place me in an orphanage just outside of Nairobi, Kenya where I volunteered for over two weeks. The orphanage was called the House of Mercy Children's Home and housed 85 kids aged 2-17. My daily activities included playing games, singing, dancing, teaching math and english and most importantly, providing emotional support for the kids. It was one of the most eye-opening and valuable experiences of my life. I never felt such warmth and welcoming anywhere else in the world. And the host family that Global Crossroads provided were friendly, helpful and delivered everything that I needed. I felt safe and comfortable the entire time. I highly recommend their service!

Program: Volunteer Abroad
Location: Kenya
Posted: Aug 2, 2009
Overall:
10
Support:
10
Value:
10

Academic Studies Abroad

I had an absolutely incredible time studying abroad with ASA. One of the greatest assets to ASA was the smaller program size. I felt like I had quality time with my resident director and we were all in her best interest. Being in a small group made me feel like I was actually immersing myself in a foreign country, rather than being a 50+ traveling group of Americans sticking out wherever we went. Being in a smaller group gave us more opportunities and also the courage and confidence to meet more locals and have a more real, local experience. I was really happy with my school and felt like my host family did a terrific job in looking out for me and introducing me to Catalunian culture.
I highly recommend Academic Studies Abroad for people wanting the best of both worlds, the opportunity to study abroad with a well-known,reputable organization and support, but also the opportunity to immerse yourself in a culture and country.

Program: Study Abroad
Location: Spain
Posted: Aug 1, 2009
Overall:
10
Support:
10
Value:
10

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