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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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“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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“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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“An experience the average volunteer may not get”

Written on: 30/08/2014 by Jaslene83 (1 review written)

Through PMGY, I was a medical volunteer at a private clinic, community clinic, and a government hospital during my one-month stay in Arusha, Tanzania, and lived with a local family. The pre-departure support is comprehensive, the volunteer handbook is all you literally need, including interesting information and advice like to avoid giving money / items to those who ask or you may promote further exploitation which I had also learnt previously the hard way. Of course, if I had rare questions… Read Full Review

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“Teaching Volunteering in Ghana”

Written on: 29/08/2014 by Kizzy-1 (1 review written)

The hosts are a lovely, lovely couple. They've just moved into a swanky new house; which they built together. They are there 24/7 for us; whether 3pm or 3am. I had a bit of sickness whilst away, which was the inevitable with being in a foreign country for 6 months, they were perfect. They looked after me as if I were their own, took me to the hospital and everything - better to be safe than sorry. Been back in England for barely a month and already want to go back. The surrounding atmosphere… Read Full Review

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“The best experience of my life! Medical Programme in...”

Written on: 29/08/2014 by jessicavictoria (1 review written)

'So, how was your trip to Africa?' It's hard to describe it in one word; fantastic, amazing, incredible all come to mind. I truly had a phenomenal time, it's an experience that i will never forget! PMGY were so fantastic from start to finish. I felt so prepared before i left with the handbook, regular emails and friendly, helpful people on the other end of the phone whenever i needed them. Whilst i was there i was so looked after by the in country co-ordinators who would go out of their way to… Read Full Review

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“incredible medical experience in india - delhi ”

Written on: 29/08/2014 by jilnashah (1 review written)

It was an amazing two weeks in delhi. From the airport pickup to the host family to the 24/7 support I received throughout was wonderful. The day to day experiences always varied for instance if there was a sudden surgery taking place we had an option to go observe and this was the best part not knowing what tomorrow has in store was always exciting!! Most of the time we set up medical camps in the slums and treated patients in the with minor ailments in the presence of a doctor. I also had the… Read Full Review

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“Absolutely FANTASTIC ! ! ! ”

Written on: 25/08/2014 by LanNGUYEN (1 review written)

Overall, my volunteering experience with PMGY in Vietnam was unforgettable. I was able to meet so many people and found that I loved teaching even with all the trouble that might be linked to it. After completing the application at the PMGY website I was soon contacted by the staff. Their guidance was very helpful and it met to my expectations. It made me feel calm with taking on my English Teaching volunteer program as I have never taught English or have volunteered before. As I arrived… Read Full Review

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“PMGY Ghana, 2014 - Fantastic!”

Written on: 24/08/2014 by kirstyb456 (1 review written)

I volunteered at Kumasi Childrens Home with PMGY for four weeks (July/August 2014) and had a brilliant time. I chose Ghana because I was excited to see more of Africa and its unique culture and the project offered by PMGY - working with the disabled children - was exactly what I was looking for. All the information and support pre-departure was readily available and detailed, leaving no room for uncertainty! Meeting my fellow volunteers and the in-country support was one of the most enjoyable… Read Full Review

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“Volunteering in Sri Lanka”

Written on: 22/08/2014

I learnt about Plan My Gap Year from my older sister who undertook voluntary work at an orphanage in Sri Lanka three years earlier through PMGY. After hearing about her experience of the work in the orphanage and the excellent organisation and support she received from PMGY I was very keen to undertake some voluntary work of my own and chose to spend three weeks working with the Sea Turtle Conservation Project and volunteering at the local orphanage……it was a once in a lifetime experience… Read Full Review

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“Volunteering in Cape Town, South Africa”

Written on: 30/07/2014 by eleanormoir (2 reviews written)

It has now been my second trip volunteering with Plan My Gap Year in Cape Town, South Africa. I knew I had to return after the incredible experience I had there for 3 weeks in Summer 2013. In all, I have done two separate teaching projects and spent time on the childcare project as well - all of which I have thoroughly enjoyed. In my opinion PMGY along with their local South African team, SAST, do an amazing job in providing and ensuring that their volunteers have an amazing experience whilst… Read Full Review

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“What an amazing experience”

Written on: 29/07/2014 by matthewsb1 (1 review written)

I can't tell you how much I enjoyed this trip. It exceeded every expectation, and was the best month of my life. The balance of volunteering and immersing ourselves in the local culture was perfect. The only thing I didn't like was the fact that I'm not still there now. The local team catered to every request and requirement and helped us to make the most if our time. I would definitely recommend this to anyone that is thinking of volunteering and travelling at the same time… Read Full Review

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“Teaching monks in Nepalese Monastery”

Written on: 21/07/2014 by HannahElizabeth1 (1 review written)

Having just got back from a two week volunteering programme in Chitwan Monastery, it is safe to say it was the best thing I have ever done! Plan My Gap Year were great in all parts of the trip- from pre departure questions I had, which they always immediately responded to, the pre-departure webinar which was a life-saver and all aspects of the arrangements when I arrived in Nepal. One of the best things with plan my gap year is how although you are with an organisation you are not babied the… Read Full Review

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“Tanzania Volunteer Programme”

Written on: 14/07/2014 by nlsimpson (1 review written)

I really did have such an amazing trip in Tanzania with PMGY and would absolutely recommend it to anyone. I chose them primarily as they were the cheapest organisation i found, but honestly they cut no corners. PMGY were very helpful with my questions beforehand and managed to get me sorted even though I only enquired 3 weeks before my departure date! Everything needed was given to us in writing which was a comfort and was very accurate information. Arrival was very easy on my part and the… Read Full Review

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“Medical Programme in India with PMGY”

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

So I just finished a 7 week medical programme in India with PMGY and it was incredible. I mean seriously, the most amazing experience I've ever had. I have nothing but wonderful things to say about the support, help and guidance I recieved from all employees of PMGY. I chose PMGY because I started off not really knowing exactly what I wanted to do abroad so instead I decided to do a hunt for travelling/volunteering companies who offer projects so as to help me work out my options. I found… Read Full Review

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