Cuba

AbroadCo

Cuba has been on my bucket list for several years. After searching the internet for programs, I settled on Discover Corp. From the time I made my first contact with them they were completely supportive, answering many questions and being extremely helpful with all my many concerns. My trip began Jan. 28, 2017 and lasted 8 days. From the moment we called our trip guide to let them know we were arriving in the country 3 hours early until the day we left we were in the best of care one could ask for. The group was small making it easy to get to know one another and giving us the ability to make, off the itinerary stops for ice cream or some of the best chocolate ever. Because it rained the first day of our tour, our guide was able to change our itinerary to accommodate the weather. I would highly recommend Discover Corp if you are at all interested in traveling overseas. They have my full support and confidence.

Program:
Location: Cuba
Posted: Feb 14, 2017
Overall:
8
Support:
10
Value:
10

GeoVisions

I signed on with Geovisions because, being from the USA, they were one of the few programs that came up in my search and from their description they seemed to be the most appealing. They were quick to respond to my first contact, quick to register me for their "Teach English in Cuba program and quick to send invoices. That was where the quick responsiveness ended. I understand that things in Cuba change quickly and that it can be frustrating but that didn't explain everything. I often had to make several attempts and wait many days to get answers to my questions and, often, their reps seemed to be put out by my requests for information. At one point, being very frustrated, I pushed hard enough to be passed onto the director, Randy Grant. Once I had the opportunity to talk to Randy I felt that my questions were more adequately answered and that I had a better idea of the program and the situation in Cuba.
Additionally, no one from Geovisions made attempt to screen me or my traveling companion to find out if we were even qualified to teach English.
I had experienced volunteer placement in other countries through IVHQ so I know what it is to be informed and supported.
I would not use Geovisions again.

Program: Volunteer Abroad
Location: Cuba
Posted: Nov 15, 2015
Overall:
3
Support:
2
Value:
4

Discover Corps

Well organized and a great experience. Great people, lodgings & food, an interesting mix of activities. I highly recommend Discover Corps' trip to Cuba. Do it now before things start to change!

Program:
Location: Cuba
Posted: Aug 19, 2015
Overall:
10
Support:
10
Value:
10
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