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“The most unbelievably amazing time of my life! (India...”

Written on: 14/01/2015 by stephaniesmith (1 review written)

I arrived home from India just over two and a half weeks ago after the best spent, most rewarding and thoroughly enjoyed 12 weeks of my life, and I cannot fault the time I spent out there! My PMGY adventure begins back here in England. I can only praise the PMGY team! They were absolutely FANTASTIC in answering any question or any concern I had. Their responses were quick, but most importantly, extremely informative. The handbook was my Bible - guiding me through my visa applications and… Read Full Review

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“PMGY-Ghana”

Written on: 11/01/2015 by harrietdavies (1 review written)

Over summer, I spent 2 weeks volunteering in Ghana with PMGY on the orphanage programme. It was honestly the best thing I have ever done! It is absolutely amazing. Before I left for Ghana, I had contacted two other volunteers who were travelling to Ghana on the same day as me, and we ended up meeting at Heathrow Airport and seating next to each other on the plane. PMGY had created a Facebook group, which allowed all the volunteers to ask questions and find other people who would be out in Ghana… Read Full Review

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“Best 3 months of my life!”

Written on: 11/01/2015 by Larsen336 (1 review written)

It all starts with the PMGY team, who are brilliant! Any questions and worries i had were quickly answered and i was reassured. I was lucky enough to meet a man in SL as well and it was a total pleasure and was great to meet more of the PMGY team! I stayed with Ashika, the Sri Lankan PMGY co-orinator and his family, and i couldn't of felt more at home. I can safely say i now genuinely have a second family, who really made my experience as brilliant as it was. The projects are fantastic, and… Read Full Review

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“Duanne Monastery, Nepal”

Written on: 03/01/2015 by DuanneDebs (1 review written)

I visited a Buddhist Monastery near Chitwan in Nepal in November 2015. It was a life changing and extraordinary experience. The pre departure support from Plan My Gap Year was excellent and any questions I had were answered quickly and completely. The handbook was extremely informative and was invaluable to me while I was in Nepal. I was picked up at the airport and stayed at Kathmandu in the co ordinator's house. Although I only met him briefly I was looked after well by his wife and… Read Full Review

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“Akuwasi is my name name - Ghana 2014”

Written on: 03/01/2015 by ashikasrilanka (1 review written)

Volunteering in Africa was always a dream and I decided to fulfill this dream in 2014 by participating two week volunteering project in Kumasi, Ghana. Personally I’m a Country director for volunteer programs in Sri Lanka and have hosted and participate in a bunch of volunteering programs together with hundreds of international volunteers. But, Volunteering in Ghana is one of a best experience I had in my life. I had no issues with immigration but they are really keen about your yellow fever… Read Full Review

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“Pmgy Sri lanka - simply the best”

Written on: 30/12/2014 by Keyon450 (1 review written)

o I have volunteered with PMGY before and glad I spent ages trying to find a decent volunteer company as this is my favourite so far. Prices are what they should be and one of the lowest I have found. They are always friendly and incredibly helpful. I have emailed and phoned them so many times and they always reply quickly and in detail. If your a first time traveller the volunteer handbook is filled with all the information you need as well (maybe to put parents at ease ;)). The… Read Full Review

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“Ghana 2014 - Amazing! ”

Written on: 20/12/2014 by FatimaColeman303 (1 review written)

I can honestly say that this volunteering experience has been the best experience of my life. I went to Ghana with PMGY and expecting so much that was proved wrong from day one, in ways more good than bad. I made so many great friends that will last me a lifetime, and although it was sad to see so many of them leave during my stay, I'm great full for their impact in my life, each and every one of them taught me so much not only about life, but about myself. I have learnt so much its… Read Full Review

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“Vietnam, Crazy motorbikes & Noodles....”

Written on: 15/12/2014 by NatashaEmily (1 review written)

Having travelled and volunteered in vietnam for the past 7 weeks the only words that come to mind are incredible, amazing, life changing and exciting. Deciding to volunteer overseas is something in which I have always wanted to do but didn't really know where to start. Plan my Gap year made all of this happen and totally hassle free at the same time. I did a lot of research into different companies and what they offer and the price they charge by far they are the cheapest, friendliest and most… Read Full Review

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“PMGY Sri Lanka”

Written on: 03/12/2014 by CameronVaughan (1 review written)

I have had an incredible time in Sri Lanka and would recommend it to anyone who wants to do voluntary work. The Senevirathna family are so welcoming and I loved feeling like I was in a home away from home. The projects are so fulfilling and the kids are fantastic. PMGY Sri Lanka has given me the chance to meet all kinds of people and make lots of new friends. I would have no hesitation in returning to Sri Lanka as I have had a wonderful chance to travel as well as volunteer. I look forward to… Read Full Review

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“Morocco: Summer 2014”

Written on: 26/11/2014 by tasneem_1990 (1 review written)

The Childcare project in Rabat is outstanding, it provides you with the opportunity to work with a range of children, with different needs, and working with individuals with additional needs. The skills and knowledge that are required to work in such field is gained through working alongside the Trained Professionals. It is important to use your own initiative and be open to new learning experiences. Rabat is a great center point for volunteers, it allows you to see the culture of the… Read Full Review

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“PMGY Ghana: GO FOR IT”

Written on: 13/11/2014 by hannsbriggs (1 review written)

I spent 6 weeks in Ghana with PMGY on the medical and orphanage programmes, WHAT an amazing time I had. There was never a point where I felt isolated, scared or alone being in a new country. There is always support from the fantastic local team whom I miss dearly. You are collected from the airport without any worries then whisked away to the hotel in Accra before driving to Kumasi the next day where you stay in the lovely volunteer house. The house is great, lots of space and a great way to… Read Full Review

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“Romania with plan my gap year ”

Written on: 23/10/2014

Pre departure support/volunteer handbook - the whole trip was very easy to arrange. From submitting my application to having everything sorted, flights, payments background checks etc took about two weeks. PMGY were very good at sticking to their timescales, eg. From submitting my application, they give you an immediate response to let you know they are dealing with it and contact you within 48 hours to let you know if you have been accepted, pending further checks. You need to book your own… Read Full Review

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Written on: 24/10/2014

Should say refunded from Luton to Sibiu and not Luton to London - sorry :))

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“Tanzania!!!!!!!”

Written on: 16/10/2014 by joshandrews (1 review written)

Firstly, the pre-departure support guide was amazing. It really gave me all the info I needed without spoiling any surprises in store! I would recommend having a good read, then read it again - on the plane like I did! The in-country support from the team was excellent, the team are so friendly and welcoming. Nothing is too much trouble! You may be thousands of miles from everything you've ever known but their certainly make you feel at home and give you a great welcome. The accommodation in… Read Full Review

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“My Real Thailand Experience!”

Written on: 15/10/2014 by zenachristoforou (1 review written)

As this was my first time travelling and I was going alone, I decided to find a group. After looking around the 'Real Thailand Experience' seemed to be offering such a broad range of what I was looking for and it certainly lived up to it. I had the most amazing and most challenging experience of my life. I experienced so many things that I didn't even know where out there. the clique off course, but over and beyond my expectations. From playing with elephants in the river, teaching English in… Read Full Review

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“A Crazy, Amazing, Eye Opening and Life Changing 8 Weeks”

Written on: 06/10/2014 by sineadholmes (1 review written)

About a year ago, I was bored at work complaining to my colleague that I wanted to do something different, spend a decent length of time somewhere far away, experience something completely new... the result of this conversation was a spontaneous look on Google which led me to the PMGY website. Within 40 minutes of the initial idea, I had applied to go to Faridabad on the 20th July 2014, alone,for 2 months to volunteer at an Orphanage. Everyone thought I was completely insane and were pretty… Read Full Review

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“Amazing time in Sri Lanka”

Written on: 17/09/2014 by 131Houghton (1 review written)

I chose to volunteer in Sri Lanka at an Orphanage for three weeks with PMGY after a recommendation from my sister as she went with the company to Vietnam. This turned out to be one of the best decisions I made in my life because my time there was fantastic. I first sent in my application to volunteer at an orphanage and I got a quick reply within 48 hours that it had been accepted, the coordinators of PGYM never take more than two days to reply to any questions you have. I know this due to… Read Full Review

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“Real Nepal Experience 2014!!!!!!”

Written on: 09/09/2014 by AryanMuir (1 review written)

I really enjoyed the trip "Nepal real experience", this was such a great experience. I embraced every single moment and would like to thank PMGY for this. The balance between sightseeing, trekking, rafting...and living in a family, vounteering was perfect to me. 2 weeks tourism and 2 weeks volunteering is a good balance.Before leaving, there was always someone ready to help us and answer our questions. The handbook provided was also very useful.About the general organization, there was no… Read Full Review

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“Life changing experience!”

Written on: 07/09/2014 by Gupsn (1 review written)

I chose to volunteer in Sri Lanka at an Orphanage for three weeks with PMGY after a recommendation from my sister as she went with the company to Vietnam. This turned out to be one of the best decisions I made in my life because my time there was fantastic. I first sent in my application to volunteer at an orphanage and I got a quick reply within 48 hours that it had been accepted, the coordinators of PGYM never take more than two days to reply to any questions you have. I know this due to… Read Full Review

Katylawrie's Response to Gupsn's Review

Written on: 19/09/2014

hey, your review looks amazing! i'm hoping to volunteer in the sri lanka orphanage next year, but i'm 16 and quite nervous about being young. did you have any bother? i have tons of questions, do you think you could email me??

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“Loved every minute, want to go back!”

Written on: 05/09/2014 by 273Webb (1 review written)

A fantastic experience I would recommend to anyone. Samrong Farm is an amazing place to volunteer, the children are so lovely and will do anything for you and to make you feel comfortable. Everyone is friendly, the children love to just talk to you and play games. Although being told you have to teach a lesson and have full control of your class is a little daunting at first, there are folders for each class with previous volunteers plans in and text books to help you out plus wifi to google… Read Full Review

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“Volunteering for Beginners - A Breeze”

Written on: 02/09/2014 by AnitaMaria (1 review written)

As a first-time mature volunteer I decided on my trip only 3 weeks before departure. After quite a lot of internet research I stumbled on Plan My Gap Year, and from then on, organising the whole trip was a breeze. I noticed they were promoting volunteering in orphanages and special schools in Romania - a fairly new destination for them. I quicky realised this would be perfect for a novice like me as no vaccinations are needed and the flight is only about two and a half hours so it is perfect… Read Full Review

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