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Don Quijote

The schools are all very nice and well equiped. Nice people, good teachers. And I had a lot of fun. And to show how this combination of fun and learning works very well, I then tryed to enroll in a local spanish course in my city, and in 3 months I´ve learned a lot less. In that subjetc, Don Quijote is very good. However, the students acommodations are not always so good. In Valencia, the apartment was awful, too tide, not many ventilation (there were no windows in the living room). In Valencia and Madrid the food wasn´t very good neither. Although I had contracted a meal a day, I prefered to make my own more and more often. So here is my suggestion to you guys, students house, with a cooker is not that an advantage.

Program: Study Abroad
Location: Spain
Posted: Jul 20, 2009
Overall:
9
Support:
9
Value:
8

Comments

Can someone tell me what the average age is of students here? My daughter is 14, and interested in trying a Spanish immersion prgram, but all the reviews I have seen are from 25 yrs+ people.
Did anyone ever reply to you or were you able to obtain information elsewhere? My son is 9 and I was wondering the same thing.
Hola Rodrigro, My name's Juan and I work for don Quijote. I was surfing the web and came across with this web and your review. First of all, thanks a lot for your kind words about the teaching at don Quijote schools. As a School, we are always trying to improve, and all feedback is welcome. We always try to help the students if any problem raises while in the school.The school crew would try to work out the problem for you. Nevertheless, I'm going to send your valuable opinion to our Staff in the cities. Thanks for your review. Kind regards Juan
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

Volunteering Solutions

Overall volunteering experience with volunteering solutions was really bad. I found that this is family business, they have lots of relatives, never pay money to project. I wasn't picked up from the Airport. I love Indian food. I am a little concerned. I'm getting so discouraged and do not recommend this organization. Please write me if you have any concern. Overall the program was terrible. The staffs were kind but no language and culture. Beware of this organization

Program: Volunteer Abroad
Location: India
Posted: Jul 20, 2009
Overall:
2
Support:
2
Value:
2

Comments

Hi Sam, I wanted to go to India, could I contact you to further find out more? thanks!
Hi Sam, my daughter has paid a down payment to go to Bangalore with Vol. solutions but I am getting nervoua about lack of info. Can you please give us more, and better yet allow us to call you. Thanks, Dave reply to sarah at iamsarah77@yahoo.com
I would like to talk to you, are you on facebook?
Hi you seem to be the only one with a negative review on this organisation, I am looking to go out there in a week! Please advise why your experience was so bad. Thanks

Academic Studies Abroad

ASA took all the stress out of planning my study abroad, leaving me free to fully enjoy the experience. They had immediate answers for my questions, were warm and helpful, and from the very start earned my complete confidence that I made the right choice by studying abroad through them.

Program: Study Abroad
Location: France
Posted: Jul 19, 2009
Overall:
10
Support:
10
Value:
9

Global Crossroad

I went on a 1 month volunteer and travelling experience with Global Crossroad to Ghana. Whilst the country itself was amazing, I was very disappointed with how the program was run. It seemed to me that the coordinators were pocketing a large amount of the hefty sum that I paid to volunteer, whereas the host family where I stayed received virtually none of that money ($50 per head per week). Further, the orphanage where I worked also appeared to receive very little of the money, and the toys we brought were whisked away from the children to be taken somewhere else, although I am not sure where. The travel experience for a week at the end of the trip was positive and I saw some amazing things. However, again our guide appeared to be paying for some of our expenses out of his own pocket as he was not being provided with enough funds to pay for our accommodation and food. The support provided by the coordinators was virtually non-existent. This said I did have a great experience, but this was entirely to the credit of my host family and other Ghanaian people I met.

Program: Volunteer Abroad
Location: Ghana
Posted: Jul 17, 2009
Overall:
4
Support:
4
Value:
2

Comments

Hi there Rachel. I'd be quite interested in hearing more about this! Drop me an email otto.rich@yahoo.co.uk if you are interested in chatting
I think Global Crossroad workers have been writing the reviews for some of these...... very dodgy....
"how can you have great experience if program was not good" - um, did you READ the review? Or do you just work for Global Crossroads?
how can you have great experience if program was not good

Academic Studies Abroad

The company did a wonderful job preparing me for my trip. My experiences were all very smooth and gave me little stress. Staff on campus and from ASA were all very willing to help before and after my arrival.

Program: Study Abroad
Location: Europe
Posted: Jul 15, 2009
Overall:
9
Support:
9
Value:
10

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