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I visited Cape Town back in the summer for 2 months as an intern for the Daily Voice Newspaper. I worked closely with Jourmalists in a busy newsroom collecting stories across the townships and Cape Flats and typing up copy back in the office. It was fast paced, lively and very eye-opening into the workings of Journalists and the paradoxical nature of South Africa. I returned with a portfolio of a dozen published articles. Definitely one of the best experiences of my life.

Program: Volunteer Abroad
Location: South Africa
Posted: Nov 9, 2008
Overall:
9
Support:
10
Value:
9

Comments

I am a journalism student in Vancouver, Canada finishing up my final year of school. I am writing a feature piece on international journalism internships, having completed one last year with a company called Adelante. I am looking for other people who have completed international journalism internships to interview. The article will be published. If you would are interested or would like more information you can email me at carly_sheridan@hotmail.com. Thanks so much! - Carly

Global Crossroad

Jeff Sya (Gao) did the placement. He's nothing but a school teacher with a pretty web page. You will not get support. Avoid!

Program: Volunteer Abroad
Location: China
Posted: Nov 9, 2008
Overall:
0
Support:
0
Value:
0

Projects Abroad

I worked on a Projects Abroad conservation project in the rainforest for 3 weeks. I had the time of my life! Looking after animals on the release programme; conducting observations; protecting turtle eggs and working on the pilot farm were just a few of the jobs I worked on and all were really worthwhile! The sense of adventure was great being based a relatively long way from normal western civilisation and the social side to living with other like-minded people was also a highlight. Throughout my stay I felt sufficiently independent but had the reassuring knowledge that if anything went wrong helo was at hand. I would love to go back if I had the chance!

Program: Volunteer Abroad
Location: Peru
Posted: Nov 6, 2008
Overall:
9
Support:
9
Value:
9

Madventurer

Don't be deceived by the above post. The volunteers take more from the community than they can ever return. If mad was not desperate to expand as a travel agent, it may focus more on not-for-profit projects, where a £600-£2000 project fee went more to a community than paying overhead costs in country. If only all people going to Ghana knew how much rent is paid to keep the Accra house running!
If you are not concened about the wider issues of international development and ethical travel, this company is 100% for you!

Program: Volunteer Abroad
Location: Ghana
Posted: Nov 5, 2008
Overall:
5
Support:
5
Value:
5

Comments

This seems an odd comment, talking about management costs. Is this a review? it seems more like a rant from a competitor.

International Volunteer HQ (IVHQ)

I volunteered at an orphanage in
Nepal - a beautiful country full of wonderful people. The program was amazing. I learned alot about myself as well as about another culture. The work was full of challenges, but was incredibly rewarding. Overall IVHQ offered great support and is connected with a very strong program. If you are considering, just go!

Program: Volunteer Abroad
Location: Nepal
Posted: Oct 29, 2008
Overall:
8
Support:
10
Value:
8

Comments

Can I ask how long you were there Anna? I am thinking of doing the same thing.

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