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Forum Nexus

Super great!
I will have this experience in my head forever!
I learned so much general knowledge about the places I have visited!

Loved the professors.
I should have prepared for the weather ahead.

Great hotel rooms and locations!
It was very positive and fun.

Program: Study Abroad
Location: Europe
Posted: Mar 5, 2024
Overall:
10
Support:
10
Value:
10

Green Life Volunteers

I did a one-month-long internship for GLV in January and February of 2024. I combined this with the Teaching Kids and Community Center project in Puerto Jimenez. I feel really grateful to have worked for someone with such a beautiful organization. I helped strengthen Green Life's presence on social media and different volunteer websites and even though I was there for just a month, I feel like I have been able to make a difference for Janina's organization and that makes me very happy!
Especially the combination with the project at the library was absolutely perfect for me. I was able to fully immerse myself in the Costa Rican culture, by staying with a host family. They were truly my family away from home and I got close with them throughout my stay. I was able to set up an English summer camp for the local kids and apart from that, I got to help out at the library and improve the place.
I had a wonderful time and would recommend both projects to anyone who wants to experience the "normal" work life in Costa Rica. It is super special to feel a part of the strong community the people have built in Puerto Jimenez, I will cherish that feeling for the rest of my life.
Janina helped me out so much during the application process. She helped my prepare my international and national flights. Gave me all the information I needed for traveling to Costa Rica and prepared everything for when I got there. We met up a couple of times for work and she took me out twice, to have lunch outside of work. I got to experience up close that for Janina, every volunteer is special and different. She puts so much effort in every single person, I cannot imagine any other program will give you the same treatment. I don't have anything bad to say, it was absolutely the best experience of my life and i will recommend Green Life Volunteers to everyone that asks.

Program: Volunteer Abroad
Location: Costa Rica
Posted: Feb 25, 2024
Overall:
10
Support:
10
Value:
10

Green Life Volunteers

I volunteered for two weeks at the Mariposa camp in Carate for turtle conservation, and these were absolutely two of the most special weeks of my life. I would recommend the COPROT camps to anyone who wants to experience this beautiful life in one of the most rural and biologically diverse places on earth.
The team at the camp made me feel extremely welcome from the start. I have made connections with the people there and learned things from them (and about myself) that I will never forget.

I am normally a person who likes comfort and city life, but I wanted to do something outside of my comfort zone and I am so happy I did!! I saw so many amazing animals, like the scarlet macaws, a baby alligator, different types of monkeys, and of course the mama and baby turtles. Almost every evening I went to the beach to enjoy the breath-taking sunsets. The peace in this place is amazing and is something I will never forget.
Even though the camp has a pretty simple layout, it is super clean and there is enough space for everyone to relax. Waking up in the middle of the night to go on a patrol is definitely not easy, but it is all worth it, when you get to help a mama turtle with her nest or see wild babies hatch. You need to love a bit of hard work, but if you do, the rewards are truly unforgettable.
Once again: I would advise this to anyone. Get out of your comfort zone and do it, because staying at the COPROT camp is an experience you will hold on to for the rest of your life!!

I worked with Green Life Volunteers for this project and I am extremely grateful for all the help I got leading up to and during my volunteer time. Janina was super nice and actually recommended the turtle conservation project to me. She helped me book the national flights, choose a hostel in San Jose, get a taxi to and from the project, and much more. She has become a true friend during my time here and I would absolutely recommend working with Green Life Volunteers to anyone who wants to volunteer in Costa Rica.

Program: Volunteer Abroad
Location: Costa Rica
Posted: Feb 13, 2024
Overall:
10
Support:
10
Value:
10

Forum Nexus

I thoroughly enjoyed the program and would definitely participate again. I made a lot of new friends and loved all the cities especially Paris and Riva del Garda.

As for academics, International IQ was fun and engaging and my knowledge definitely improved. The Art History class was interesting and truly helped me to gain a greater appreciation for art and its history in Europe. ICVs are also a great way of experiencing Europe.

It's a wonderful experience that really changes your life and that's why I would recommend it to everyone!

Program: Study Abroad
Location:
Posted: Jan 30, 2024
Overall:
10
Support:
10
Value:
10

Globalteer

My Globalteer experience in Peru has been wonderful and I totally recommend anyone who wants to make a difference volunteering in any of the projects. Everyone I have met is kind, lovely, welcoming, and really dedicated to the work, always trying to achieve the best for the kids and for the animals. Particularly, my work is as an NGO Assistant in the Picaflor House, an after-school program for poor and vulnerable children, and I could not be more positively impacted. The project really makes a difference in the life of kids, giving them the support they need on their learning and also providing many leisure through art classes, sports etc. All of the kids love Picaflor and consider it a fun, safe and happy environment.

Program: Volunteer Abroad
Location: Peru
Posted: Jan 26, 2024
Overall:
9
Support:
10
Value:
10

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