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“PMGY Sri Lanka”

Written on: 16/04/2014 by Jodielouise2001 (2 reviews written)

I have just returned from an incredible month in Sri Lanka, and I cannot begin to explain how amazing it was. Once i had decided to go with PMGY, I had almost continuous support from Day one. If i had any questions, i could call or email, and was sure of a response within a few hours. We were also emailed a handbook, full of facts and advice about visiting a different country, what to expect, what to pack, and many more essential tips. We were given the details of our contacts in Sri Lanka… Read Full Review

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“Orphanage program, hanoi”

Written on: 16/04/2014

I think I absolutely picked the right program to do with plan my gap year, I loved going to the orphanage. As soon as you arrive a member of staff meets you and is so friendly and introduces you to people already in the house. I went with two friends and we were lucky enough to have a room to ourselves which was nice with warm bedding and the shower across the hall was a good one! The food was very good everyday, the nanny cooked various plates with meat, tofu, vegetables and eggs always with… Read Full Review

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“Diversity in India”

Written on: 14/04/2014 by Dena19 (1 review written)

Thank you PMGY for being a quality organization setting up meaningful programs around the world. PMGY has figured out how to do it - they are very professional, helpful and thorough; providing great pre-trip support and follow-up. Perhaps the most difficult part of volunteering is choosing what to do and where. I especially liked the flexibility of the Faridabad India volunteer experience. Since the volunteer house accommodates the medical volunteers as well as the slum schools, orphanage and… Read Full Review

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“Morocco Childcare Volunteering”

Written on: 14/04/2014 by RoxiR (1 review written)

This was my first venture into another country alone... It was the most liberating experience I've ever had- being immersed into a completely different culture and having no choice but to live the life they live. No showers - Roman style bath houses, and the toilet scenario was questionable!! But it was amazing! From the beginning the PMGY staff were very supportive in making sure I had everything organised before my arrival - including paperwork and airport pickup etc. I felt very secure and… Read Full Review

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“Could not recommend enough”

Written on: 14/04/2014 by Lanex365 (1 review written)

I had never been to a developing country before my volunteering with PMGY in India, so naturally I had some reservations. However, from the minute you arrive in the country, you're made to feel welcomed by the family. The projects are all really rewarding and enjoyable, also flexible so you can try an array of things. The accommodation is extremely comfortable and clean, the food is always varied and very tasty... Always plentiful too. I was there several months and find this hard to write… Read Full Review

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“My experience with PMGY”

Written on: 12/04/2014 by timbogillum (1 review written)

I volunteered teaching English in Vietnam with PMGY. Before I left, PMGY sent me a handbook with all the information I could need on Vietnam, but maybe could have told me a little bit more about the English teaching. I arrived in Vietnam still a little unsure exactly what I'd be doing, namely what age group I'd be teaching and what my teaching would entail. This may be to do with the fact that the teaching is organised by a partner organisation to PMGY so it is not their responsibility. The… Read Full Review

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“I made amazing experiences! ”

Written on: 07/04/2014 by claireso (1 review written)

I really enjoyed the three weeks I spent in Cape Town, South Africa. I felt at home after a few days in the SASTS volunteer house and everyone was very nice and friendly. The only problem I had was when I arrived at the airport in Cape Town - I was told that there would be a person holding a sign with my name on it. After fifteen minutes of looking around desperately, I still could not find anyone with a sign with my name on it. Then I saw a person holding up a sign where it said "SASTS" and… Read Full Review

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“Life Changing Experience!”

Written on: 04/04/2014 by 168Wilson (1 review written)

Right from the outset PMGY was extremely helpful and accommodating to my numerous questions and requests!Everything was in place as confirmed and the volunteer handbook was a great help planning the trip and understanding what was expected from me and more importantly what I could expect! The volunteer house was great, large rooms and well organised and the staff couldn't of been nicer... I volunteered for 4 weeks at a disabled center for children and it was an amazing experience, it was… Read Full Review

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“India! :) ”

Written on: 02/04/2014 by India123456 (1 review written)

My time in India was incredible! I learnt so much from my experience and was able to get hands on experience on the medical placement. We visited lots of different medical practices and was really educational to see how they do it compare to home! the Staff in India were really helpful and if you had any concerns they would help you as much as possible! It was also so great to see the culture of India and the Staff were really helpful into making sure you made the most of your stay. PMGY staff… Read Full Review

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“Volunteering in Faridabad, New Delhi, India”

Written on: 01/04/2014 by JacquiBanks (1 review written)

Why choose Plan My Gap Year? The web site was excellent with so many opportunities but it was chatting to the team on the phone, messaging and email, I was reassured this was the company I wanted to volunteer with. I am a mature volunteer (in my 60s) so I had to feel confident that PMGY could meet my needs and fulfil my expectations which they did! Once registered I was sent a volunteer handbook which was just so informative and useful covering every aspect of my 'would-be' time (4 weeks) in… Read Full Review

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“South Africa + Kenya = best months of my life ”

Written on: 31/03/2014

In short, I would recommend an experience like this to EVERYONE, no matter what your age and I would recommend doing it with PMGY. It may be called Plan My Gap Year but it's really for anyone who wants to volunteer, not just gap year students. The month I spent in South Africa and the month that I spent in Kenya both changed my life and I will never forget the time that I spent there. My eyes were opened, I became more independent and brave, got to experience different cultures and amazing… Read Full Review

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“Amazing experience”

Written on: 31/03/2014 by emilyhiller (1 review written)

PMGY is a very organised company who really care about giving you an amazing experience in your life. my trip was just out of this world. i did the orphanage trip but was able to do other programmes when i was out there such as teaching in a slum school which you wouldn't ever experience this opportunity with other companies. the programme is very affordable and you you get to visit places at the weekends or in the evenings. I got to visit Agra, Jupiter,Delhi and shimla. the host family (Vishy… Read Full Review

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“Volunteering in India and Nepal Monastery”

Written on: 29/03/2014 by topoftheworld1 (1 review written)

Firstly I taught English in India for 3 weeks. The host family were brilliant and really looked after me. They provided great food, lots of traveling advice and arranged pick up and drop offs when I needed them. The placements were tough at first but then as I got into the swing of things I really enjoyed it. The kids were amazing and so much fun to be around. In Nepal I volunteered in a monastery for 3 weeks. It was an amazing experience to stay in a monastery though life was much more basic… Read Full Review

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“Sri Lanka Volunteering”

Written on: 16/03/2014 by LyricNorth484 (1 review written)

I went to volunteer for one month and had the most incredible time, I found the people of Si Lanka very friendly and relaxed (had an island vibe full of Bob Marley music) Not to mention hoe beautiful it was with the tropical climate and paradise-like beaches... The Volunteering was very good and I did 3 weeks in the medical project which I loved and was able to get a lot out although it was very much the type of thing that you had to be prepared to put yourself out there and ask questions… Read Full Review

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“Ghana”

Written on: 13/03/2014 by AkuaCeres (1 review written)

My experience of Ghana with pmgy was truly life changing. Although I went there with the initial purpose to help, by the end of my time there I realised it was I who had gained so much from this amazing country. The Ghanaians were amazing people, so friendly, honest, and loving. My favourate part of my experience was definitely the children, and I fell in love with every one. There were times when I struggled, their culture is very different and there were some things I found difficult to… Read Full Review

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“Tanzania Medical Program”

Written on: 05/03/2014

Overall my experience in Tanzania was nothing but positive. Definitely an opportunity of a life time to experience a new culture, meet amazing people, and push yourself to try new things. The memories I have will last a life time. The pre-departure information was great, even coming from Canada I felt as if I could always get ahold of someone to have my questions answered. The only thing I would have liked more information on was my placement, it ended up being very different than I was… Read Full Review

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“Teaching English in India”

Written on: 20/02/2014 by Charleydav (1 review written)

My friend Abbie and I had an amazing two weeks in India volunteering. We lived in a guest house with some other volunteers (there was wifi!!) . Our team leader was verysupportive when I was sick- he brought me medicine and fizzy drinks- I was VERY gratefull!!! The actual teaching was challenging but after the first few days we got into a routine. The kids loved colouring afterwards as a reward for working so hard. At the weekend we even got a chance to visit the Taj- although I would recommend… Read Full Review

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“Best experience in my life so far...”

Written on: 09/01/2014 by Glaudia (1 review written)

Through Plan My Gap Year, I arranged to go volunteering in Cusco, Peru. I must say it was the best experience of my life. They arranged everything perfectly for me. I stayed with a host family, which I really can recommend to anyone. This way you learn so much about the Peruvian way of living. Plus it is excellent practise if you want to learn or brush up your Spanish language skills. My family was absolutely lovely, I could not ask for more. I volunteered as a teaching assistent at a college… Read Full Review

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“An Unforgettable Experience!”

Written on: 04/01/2014 by ergenebru (1 review written)

I spent two weeks in Sri Lanka during November and had a fantastic trip! Mine was a teaching placement. I taught in several places: The Tsunami Project and in two different Buddhist temples. In my first week, I taught young adult monks. They wanted to improve their speaking so we focused on conversational English. It was great because they taught me so much about their daily lives and about Buddhism in general and I told them about my life in England. In the second week, I went to another… Read Full Review

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“PMGY Sri Lanka 2013”

Written on: 30/12/2013

I spent six weeks volunteering in Sri Lanka during November and December and had an amazing time. I spent my first two weeks on the medical placement which was insightful, however as I had no medical experience it was basically just observation in various departments (eg out patients, x ray and physiotherapy). I also had the opportunity to help out at a blood pressure clinic at the local government hospital. I then decided to switch projects and spent four weeks at the girls' orphanage, so… Read Full Review

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