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“Once in a Lifetime Opportunity”

Written on: 16/08/2016

I had a placement in Australia for six months. It was an regrettable experience that you only tend to experience once in a lifetime. I made a lot of friends who I will be going back to visit in the future or will be visiting me. The only drawback is when you become inseparable with someone who lives on the other side of the world, you inevitably have to leave at some point. Lattitude were highly organised before and after departure. I would definitely recommend the experience of Lattitude to a… Read Full Review

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“A LIFE TIME EXPERIENCE ”

Written on: 01/08/2016 by Watson420 (1 review written)

I was placed in cape coast,where I had the most wonderful life time experience. During this period,we helped children with reading and writing,I was able to understand the role of young people in development,how to address development issues and some personal skills which has helped my new confidence define me better. It was an incredible experience that wouldn't have been possible without Lattitude. The placement,completely exposed me to my culture and that of others and to make great… Read Full Review

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“experiencing once in a lifetime with lattitude ”

Written on: 21/07/2016 by fredopok2 (1 review written)

As I always say, life is not just B-D(birth-death) but rather there comes a C before the D. I call it the 3C (choice,chance,change) that is in life before D(death), in life you need to make a choice and create a chance and make a change in your and others around you life. this all happen when i had the chance to volunteer with lattitude global volunteering. i had the best of time working with the team. security was good, i follow their dos and don't which make me had a nice experience with… Read Full Review

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“Nice experience in Cape Coast ”

Written on: 19/07/2016 by aAbanga (1 review written)

Mr. I know all is what my friends used to called me until i returned from my placement. Before volunteering, i felt there was nothing to learn from others if you are determined and focused on your goals with in-depth research work on your own. It was much later in the second month of my Volunteering that i realised i knew nothing in this world, the knowledge i gained from my new family on placement was twice of what i learned all my life, it was like i was now been introduced to the world… Read Full Review

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“A WEALTHY EXPERIENCE”

Written on: 19/07/2016 by knsenkyire (1 review written)

What you get by achieving your goal is not important as what you become in trying to achieve your goal. I owe Lattitude Global Volunteering, big time for the man I see whenever I look into the mirror. Before my placement, my utmost goal was to “find myself”. With a well structured program instituted by Lattitude Global Volunteering, Ghana, I was able to achieve my set goal just half-way through the program’s time frame. My placement was Abrobiano, a local community in the central region… Read Full Review

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“My Gap Year”

Written on: 15/07/2016 by Costellorm473 (1 review written)

I had an incredible volunteering at my placement. I was placed in the UK, and I had a wonderful time. The staff at Lattitude, and at my placement were fantastic. They were warm, kind, welcoming, and fun. I have travelled to many different countries in Europe, and I would not have had that great of an opportunity to travel to more countries if I didn't have that base in the UK. I definitely recommend Lattitude to anyone who is interested in volunteer work, and travel… Read Full Review

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“My work experience (experience) at Lattitude.”

Written on: 15/07/2016

It was a pleasure doing my work experience with Lattitude Global Volunteering. My work experience placement was in the Reading offices and I can honestly say that the staff there are some of the nicest people I've ever worked with. It's not the biggest office in the world- quite small actually-, but I think that this is the reason why the Lattitude crew are such a tight-knit group of people, and you really get to know everyone. I even got to do a presentation infront of everyone, including… Read Full Review

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“Best time of my life - a fantastic experience!”

Written on: 12/07/2016 by Abbyhunt (1 review written)

My placement at Lattitude was really one of the best things I have ever done. I was carefully matched to my placement, based upon what I had requested and what I hoped to get out of the experience, and I was also well matched to my placement partner - we became great friends. My placement was challenging but immensely rewarding, and I learnt so much from the people I met. Lattitude care about the communities and projects they send their volunteers to, this was clear from how my placement and… Read Full Review

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“TERRIBLE COMPANY”

Written on: 15/06/2016 by McLaughlin178 (1 review written)

Needless to say I am glad that I did not pursue a trip to Ghana this month with Lattitude. They have misled me greatly and refused to tell me the truth about volunteers who have gone out previously and had horrifying experiences and were not looked after! It is a hefty fee to pay for a few emails, phone calls and a visit to see how you are getting on, do some paperwork then leave again. They do not follow policies or procedures correctly. They now refuse to issue me with a refund despite the… Read Full Review

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“AVOID AT ALL COSTS ”

Written on: 12/03/2016 by OsvaldoGraves320 (1 review written)

DO NOT GO ABROAD WITH THESE PEOPLE!! My best friend and her friend died during the trip!! Poorly managed, lack of due care and attention! My friend died as a result of this!!!!!!!… Read Full Review

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“WARNING - DO NOT TRAVEL WITH THIS COMPANY”

Written on: 10/03/2016 by sbarnett77 (2 reviews written)

MY DAUGHTER AND HER FRIEND DIED WHILST UNDER LATTITUDE'S 'CARE'FOLLOWING A SERIES OF MISMANAGED DISASTERS THAT SHOULD HAVE LED TO IMMEDIATE, EARLY TERMINATION OF THE PROGRAMME. THEY ARE INCOMPETENT AND INCAPABLE OF PROVIDING THE SUPPORT THEY OFFER. THIS HAS BEEN CORROBORATED HERE IN THE UK THROUGH THE INQUEST PROCESS AND THROUGH INDEPENDENT REPORTS IN TO LATTITUDE'S HEALTH AND SAFETY, RISK AND CRISIS MANAGEMENT PRACTICES AND PROCEDURES. THEIR CONTRACT HAS BEEN TERMINATED WITH VSO THROUGH THE… Read Full Review

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“Life Changing”

Written on: 10/08/2015 by KennediKennedy (1 review written)

Lattitude allowed me to have the most incredible experience. Going to Malawi genuinely was petrifying! I received brilliant pre-departure information which kept me at ease! The best part of that process was definitely the returned volunteers speaking at the briefing as they could give us updated information and told us how it really was going to be. I met the most incredible people on my trip and they will be friends for a lifetime especially after going through some things very out of our… Read Full Review

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Written on: 10/03/2016

I have just read your review. Although happy that you had such a positive experience overall, this is the part that concerns me:

"At orientation we were told we had to text our country manager assistant to let them know if we were leaving placement for a weekend for example or if we were very ill, which was understandable, however when I fell very ill with 2 nights in hospital, I didn't hear back from him until the second or third day. i think there were many blurred lines when it came to when to contact and when not to contact our country manager. After i was ill, my fellow volunteer fell ill, but felt what was the point in contacting him when the concern for me was very little? Looking back over the 6 months these issues are very small"

These are not very small issues at all. A large part of this company's commitment to you is to offer support, guidance and assistance from people who are familiar with the local environment - otherwise you might as well be travelling alone. I don't suppose you could tell me who your country manager was? I'd be very interested to know...

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“Great Experience”

Written on: 29/07/2015 by Clay488 (1 review written)

It was good life experience and a good chance to increase my english skills. Traveling was really good ether.The only bad thing was my placement which was really bad… Read Full Review

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Written on: 10/03/2016

Dear Clay, I have just read your review. Why was your placement really bad? That must have been a hugely significant part of your experience and should have been positive. That is why companies like Lattitude exist - to provide good, well researched and monitored, safe placements for volunteers. Otherwise you might as well travel alone. I wonder if you could go in to more detail, please?

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“Incredible Placement, Lattitude Needs to be More Organised”

Written on: 23/07/2015 by MarquesJimenez171 (1 review written)

I think it's important to start this review by saying that my placement was fantastic, I couldn't have asked for anything better and I had the most incredible year in New Zealand. The school, boarding house and all of the people I worked with were amazing. I was incredibly sad to leave at the end of my placement. If this review was based solely on the placement I wold have given it 5 Stars, however as a company I do have some issues with Lattitude. Firstly, as soon as my placement was… Read Full Review

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“Life is sweet as in New Zealand”

Written on: 13/07/2015 by Makennal96 (1 review written)

I always knew that I wanna to go abroad after I finished school & as a friend told me about Lattitude I knew that now is the right time. I wrote applications for different countries, just in case, but lucky me - I got a placement in beautiful New Zealand! The 2 phone-interviews I had to do were easy. The women I talked to are very friendly and helpful. They're answering every question & helped me with applying for my visa etc. When I arrived in New Zealand I had a seminar where I met the other… Read Full Review

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“Placement for 1 year at Lakewood lodge ”

Written on: 04/07/2015 by KaneMahoney (1 review written)

I joined latitude for a one year placement in New Zealand, I had an atrocious time was not looked after which was the main reason for travelling with a company I had a very big injury resulting in hospital and was no support from the company at all. I had very bad accomadation and no separation from customers at all for bathroom facilities. I had one week holiday the whole year and was not paid for the weeks I didn't get off I also worked with a broken ankle for no pay at all. We all as staff… Read Full Review

Sbarnett77's Comment

Written on: 10/03/2016

I'm sorry to hear about your awful experiences with Lattitude, Kane. Unfortunately, your comment that you were "not looked after which was the main reason for travelling with a company", and had "no support from the company at all" is all too horribly familiar. I wanted to let you know that we, here in the UK, are trying to put a stop to this. Latttitude are incapable of managing such programmes and volunteers are unsafe when travelling with this company. I hope you have managed to recover as best you can. With best wishes, Suzie.

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“My Gap Year at the Friends School in Hobart”

Written on: 03/07/2015 by Nashfk100 (1 review written)

Applying for a Gap Year overseas was the best descision I have ever made. I had the most amazing year and made the most incredible experiences! My placement was in Hobart, Tasmania, Australia at the Friends School. I haden't heard much of Tasmania before I came and I didn't really know what to expect . My placement turned out to be just perfect though and so mcuh better than expected. The school I worked at was just amazing and completetly different to the school I had gone to in Germany… Read Full Review

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“Friendly, but not very organised.”

Written on: 02/07/2015 by obHewitt436 (1 review written)

I had a spectacular time on my placement in New Zealand. It couldn't have been better, I loved every second. New Zealand is a beautiful country, filled with friendly people, gorgeous sights, and pretty decent food. However, before I left my home country for NZ I had a bit of difficulty with Lattitude. First of all I was impressed, my interviews went really well and the staff were lovely. But when it came down to the money we met our first problem. I paid my deposit way before the deadline… Read Full Review

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“Experience of a lifetime”

Written on: 18/06/2015 by jamiemassey (1 review written)

Where to start? This was an experience of a lifetime. I cannot believe how much of a good time I actually had. From the first moment, the people of Vietnam showed us how amazing their culture truly is. I implore people to learn the local language as much as possible, as this makes your experience more fulfilling. It isn't the end of the world if you don't, but it certainly does help to add a tick to your proverbial bucket list. The locals surely do appreciate seeing you make some effort… Read Full Review

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“South Africa”

Written on: 29/05/2015 by Jimmyv302 (1 review written)

The time I spent in the remote village in southern Africa was a truly humbling and amazing experience that I would recommend to anyone wanting to immerse themselves in the local lifestyle. Everyone I met was really nice and I felt I made a real difference to the local school I was teaching in. We were given an insightful and comprehensive induction when we arrived in Johannesburg and felt very welcomed and reassured of assistance if there was any problems during the placement. I was furnished… Read Full Review

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