NGO Abroad

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Program website: http://www.ngoabroad.com/

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NGO Abroad has helped my husband and I find our path within the international development field. We have volunteer for 4 months in Nepal in a grassroots project. Our experience was challenging but extremelly rewarding. Ann and MaryAllen has helped us prepare ourselves to overcome our biggest physical and mental challenges. Ann is straigh foward and down to business kind of person. We now continue to work with our organization from home, which goes to show we have truly made a breakthrough. If you are looking to make a realistic change in your life and in the life of others, then this is the right path for you!

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Posted: March 31, 2011
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By: Nepal
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NGOAbroad helped me achieve my lifelong goal of working with grassroots NGOs in Sub-Saharan Africa. They were able to match my skills to the needs of the organization. The connections I made abroad will last a lifetime. My experience allowed me to shift my career focus and has helped me realize my dream of working in the international humanitarian sector.

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Posted: March 30, 2011
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I used NGOAbroad in 2010 when I was looking to use my professional degree abroad. I was very satisfied with the experience. Like everyone I was skeptical about paying, but it definitely has paid for itself.

I had several long phone conversations with staff and together we made a plan for what I needed to bolster my resume.

I told them where I wanted to volunteer (a specific African country)and they found a 3 month placement for me that really suited my skills and geographical preferences.

I worked for this small NGO for 3 months and really enjoyed it. In the course of working there I made a lof of contacts, one of whom eventually offered me a job with a UN agency. Another volunteer who was with me also found paid employment at the end of her volunteer stint.

I think this organization would suit people who are career-oriented and pretty serious. Humanitarian/development work is often difficult physically and emotionally, so people who need a lot of hand-holding or flattery might not like the advice they receive. But, for people who really want to break into the field, it is definitely money well spent. Yes, you can probably find somewhere to volunteer on your own, but it will probably not be very connected to what your specific skills are.

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Posted: March 30, 2011
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By: yomama
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Last year I traveled with NGOabroad and it was nothing but fantastic! From the very start, Ann was very informative and gave me the necessary information about different countries to help me decide where to go. Her devotion to NGOabroad is evident as she wanted to make sure that I was going to a country where my needs and desires could be met, while also helping children in need. I volunteered for two weeks with my sister and we enjoyed every minute of it. We are one day hoping to do it again!

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Posted: March 29, 2011
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By: khuntwill
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When I filled out the questionairre for NGOabroad I never could've imagined all of the amazing things that followed. I established a great raport with Ann. She was quick to answer all of my questions and was an endless wealth of knowledge. I didn't give Ann a lot to go on initially but she was still able to grasp my goals and place me exactly where I wanted to be.

I spent 4 months in Western Africa and I will always look back on that time as some of the best in my life. I was able to create my own opportunities and help out in any way that I saw fit. I wasn't swallowed up and smothered like some of the other larger volunteer organizations out there. If you're an adventurous person looking to make an impact NGOabroad is a great place to start.

Upon my return home, I found myself looking for another opportunity abroad and I didn't hesitate to contact Ann once more. Not surprisingly, I found myself in South America and a part of another great organization.

NGOabroad literally changed my life and opened so many doors for me. If your looking for an opportunity abroad with the freedom to choose your own adventure don't hesitate to contact Ann McLaughlin at NGOabroad.

Thanks again Ann!

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Posted: March 29, 2011
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