Projects Abroad

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Established in 1992, Projects Abroad is the world’s leading short-term international volunteer organization. Over 8,000 people a year join our programs in over 25 amazing countries around the world.  All participants receive unparalleled in-country support from our full-time, professional staff to ensure that the experience is safe, worthwhile, and fun.

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The three month business internship program with Build Shanghai and Lister Investment & Management in Shanghai, China was the most amazing learning experience of my life and provided the best eye opening environment for anyone seeking to enter the international business world with strong insight into the Chinese market and developing future industry specific business proposals and networking contacts.

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Posted: September 19, 2009
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@reply #1 - I'm confused with what you're saying, actually non-paid Business Internship is one of the projects that Projects Abroad volunteers can choose. I think Ali is one of those volunteers. I met fellow volunteers who did Business Project while I was in Moldova, they had only good things to say. @Reply 2- Yes, I agree it's expensive. But it's worth for all the in-country support you get especially if anything goes wrong!
This appears to be a poorly written rant. I just double checked out records and Ali was actually a volunteer with Projects Abroad.
please stop posting these kinds of fake reviews. we all know that project abroad is very expensive company and intent to make as much as profit possible. Go Ghana and find how much money goes to project, so avoid this company

The Projects Abroad team was great at giving me all the support I needed leading up to the trip. If you want to make sure you are secure at all times use this organization. At the airport I was greeted promptly and made to feel right at home right away. My host family was absolutly amazing and everyone in Projects Abroad wanted to make sure I was safe and happy at all times. The materials provided were very useful,and the staff was always available for support at any time. The program itself is a bit expensive and I the only downfall I saw was not enough money from what I paid going into the orphanage I worked at. I feel the price is a bit high, but I am glad I used Projects Abroad for my first volunteer trip to Africa because they always made sure I was comfortable and safe and healthy - so in this sense it was worth the extra cost.

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Posted: September 17, 2009
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I lived in Accra, Ghana for a month with Projects Abroad after completing a study abroad program with my university there as well. PA was definitely the better of the two programs, and it taught me so much more than my first placement.
The staff is amazing and they offer just the right amount of support - they don't stifle you or hold you by the hand, but neither do they just throw you out there with no information.
My host mother was kind, courteous, and an amazing cook. She worked hard to make sure we were all comfortable and has hosted volunteers for many years now.
If you decide to go, make sure that you travel outside of Accra on the weekends. No one really enjoys Accra, but it is very convenient and easy to catch a tro-tro out of town for a relaxing weekend at the beach, in Volta Region, etc.
Choosing Projects Abroad was a great decision, and I highly recommend it. I'm definitely a better person for it.

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Posted: September 3, 2009
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I spent nine weeks in the capital city of Togo volunteering at an orphanage known as Mercy Children's Home. Projects Abroad Togo is a small family of staff and volunteers which lent itself to amazing bonding and wonderful weekend trips to Ghana and Benin, for example. The PA staff was on call 24/7 for any needs we may encounter. They were incredibly accommodating in every way. It was a beautiful experience all around. They picked us up from the airport, held Monday check-up meetings, and popped in on us at the orphanage to make sure we were happy and healthy. By the end of our stay we were a part of the family.

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Posted: August 10, 2009
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I went on a Projects Abroad placement back in 2005, it was amazing! I was working at a care project teaching English to AIDs orphans. Unfortunately I don't think Projects Abroad have the project in Swaziland anymore but as an organisation I would rate them really high. The support I received and the experiences I had while away were so great and will stay with me forever!

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Posted: November 15, 2008
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