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“Best experience ever!”

Written on: 30/04/2015 by holland405 (1 review written)

Went for 2 weeks to Sri Lanka and it was the best experience I have ever had! This beautiful country has a lot to offer; everywhere you look there was picturesque scenery from either the sandy beaches with the clear sea or the dense jungle with monkeys swinging around! The whole of the PMGY team were friendly and made the trip even more memorable, especially Ashika, Nalaka, Kasun and Manaj! I done the Elephant project which was amazing! Raja the elephant is massive and the whole time we… Read Full Review

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“Sri Lanka”

Written on: 28/04/2015 by mollysutherlandd (1 review written)

I spent 3 weeks in Sri Lanka with PMGY and had the best time ever. If you're going away for the first time by yourself the support from the staff and other volunteers you become close with is huge and it eventually feels like home from home. Nothing is too much trouble for all the staff in Sri Lanka and they are amongst the friendliest people I have ever met, did not want to say goodbye! I did the elephant project and loved every minute, it was very well run with lots of things to do however it… Read Full Review

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“YOLO in Cape Town!!!!”

Written on: 28/04/2015 by sammybrain17 (1 review written)

We had the most amazing 2 weeks in South Africa, Cape Town in March. It was such an amazing place including the culture, people and sight seeings. There is so much to do and see there even when doing a volunteer project. Our project was a kindergarten just outside of Cape Town. All of the staff and children were so welcoming and kind towards us we wish we could have stayed longer. I would 100% do another volunteer project with PMGY, anything you need or anything you are worried about they will… Read Full Review

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“My latest PMGY trip”

Written on: 26/04/2015 by rachaelpierce1 (1 review written)

I'm a third year student nurse and choose to Delhi for my four week elective placement. Whilst in Delhi, I volunteered in the Slum Outreach clinic, a government hospital, a private hospital and a gynaecology clinic. I spend the majority of my placement in the Slum Outreach clinic and the government hospital. Here I worked alongside a doctor who advised and administered medication to people living in the local area. I was able to do patients blood pressure, pulse, temperature, blood glucose… Read Full Review

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“PMGY Vietnam”

Written on: 22/04/2015 by josh_mcenaney (1 review written)

I have recently spent three weeks volunteering in Vietnam with PMGY - I would say it was the best experience ever but I have also volunteered twice before with PMGY Sri Lanka which were equally as amazing!!! Starting with an efficient and welcoming airport pick up after a long flight, i was welcomed so warmly by all the local team in Vietnam to the volunteer house. The house was always a fun place to be round and kept clean throughout with great local Vietnamese (and the odd western) food… Read Full Review

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“Romania Orphanage Volunteering - March 2015”

Written on: 22/04/2015 by rebecca_pickering789 (1 review written)

I joined PMGY in Romania in March to help on the orphanage programme for two weeks. I had no idea of where to go and when the PMGY recommended Romania, I just thought let's do it. I'm so glad I did. I had an incredible time in Romania! Everyone was friendly and welcoming! I met some amazing people and would defiantly recommend it as a place to go!… Read Full Review

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“6 weeks in Sri Lanka!”

Written on: 21/04/2015 by clairerennie1 (1 review written)

I just finished volunteering for 6 weeks in Sri Lanka at the Tsunami school teaching English. I had an amazing experience and didn't want to leave! The children there are so wonderful. They are caring, loving, and so happy to learn English! The volunteer house I was staying in very quickly felt like home to me. The staff there are so welcoming and helpful. You really get to know the other volunteers and coordinators in your time there. I am from Canada but I now feel I have a second family in… Read Full Review

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“Best experience of my life! ”

Written on: 15/04/2015 by maLindsey135 (1 review written)

Had the most amazing time in Romania! Anyone that is in any doubt of partaking I would definitely recommend it. Best experience I've ever had! We met the most kindest people and the most amazing children! A time that you would never regret!!!!!!… Read Full Review

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“Sri Lanka - March 2015!”

Written on: 07/04/2015 by emmab22 (1 review written)

I can't thank Plan My Gap Year enough for a wonderful 2 weeks in Sri Lanka! This was my first traveling experience on my own and I can't explain how easy I found it to book the whole trip. I also went through PMGY for the flights and travel insurance; communication was great, they were always quick to reply and it was easy to pay online. I was lucky enough to travel with a few of other lovely volunteers on the same flight as me; we then shared a room at Lion House which was so much fun. Even… Read Full Review

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“a wonderful experience”

Written on: 29/03/2015 by thea.lyngseth (1 review written)

I am so glad i decided to volunteer in Vietnam and do it through Plan my Gap Year. I was there for four months in Hanoi and honestly had the most amazing time, the staff, the other volunteers made volunteering and living in Hanoi better than i ever expected. I wish I could have stayed longer so I could have volunteered more and felt I had made more of a change at the volunteering place. Also to get to know the culture more and the staff. The food, the atmosphere and the vietnamese people are… Read Full Review

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“Take me back!”

Written on: 26/03/2015 by Lauracoleman (1 review written)

Sri Lanka was without a doubt one of the best decisions I have ever made. I am 23 and have a full time job as well as a volunteer role in England and I needed something different. I travelled to Sri Lanka for three weeks on my own not really knowing what to expect and I had the trip of a life time! I made some amazing friends and memories and I'm sitting here typing this wishing I could go back right now! I worked on the elephant project which was so interesting - I came from waking up and… Read Full Review

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“My time in Delhi...”

Written on: 21/03/2015 by Katep425 (1 review written)

I had a fantastic time and would highly recommend this programme. The handbook we had before was extremely helpful and informative, giving a comprehensive list of our kitlist. I chose to purchase the 'essentials' bag, including the PGMY t shirt - it is useful, however I would not recommend this if you are staying in Delhi during the colder months as I was (Jan, Feb), as the majority of items are unnecessary for the climate. Vishy and Kranti are very welcoming and friendly - I felt welcome as… Read Full Review

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“My time in Sri Lanka...”

Written on: 06/03/2015 by Clarkkm487 (1 review written)

You won't regret choosing Plan My Gap Year, I certainly didn't. Before my departure they were very quick to respond to any questions I had and brilliant in organising every detail of the trip. This helped to ease any worries I had prior to going out. While away the Sri Lanka Plan My Gap Year team were incredible, I cannot think of a single fault. They are always looking to make each volunteers experience perfect. Ash is one is the friendliest people you'll meet and he makes sure that if you… Read Full Review

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“PMGY Sri Lanka 2015”

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

What an experience! Volunteering in Sri Lanka was by far the best thing I have done. To be immersed into a culture so different from your own is incredible. When I first landed at Colombo I was so excited to just sink my teeth in and get started and you pretty much get a glimpse on the drive to Ambalangoda. Arriving at Ashikas and meeting Thamari and Ranji was amazing, the welcome was so open and warm. They are amazing people, so generous and polite to let complete strangers into there house… Read Full Review

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“Best experience ever!!!”

Written on: 28/02/2015 by Nathaniel240 (1 review written)

I have never really been travelling by myself and therefore I was so nervous going on this trip to Asia but I really didn't have anything to be worried about! I went to Sri Lanka with PMGY and helped with the turtle project, the UK team answered all my concerns before I went and I had a great experience there. The Sri Lankan people out there are really friendly and I found it a very sociable experience. Ashika and the team were lovely, Tamari makes everyone feel at home and is a great cook! The… Read Full Review

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“India PMGY Review”

Written on: 24/02/2015 by CobyPerez (1 review written)

I stayed in Delhi on the medical programme. The hosts were very helpful and welcoming, and the accommodation was good - good facilities and friendly atmosphere. The food served at the house was also amazing - very healthy and reasonably varied - and not too spicy which is a plus, especially when catering for large numbers of people and varied tastes! I liked how the placement varied reasonably often, so you had the chance to see a range of different things, and move if you didn't like a… Read Full Review

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“Fantastic experience - if you move out of your comfort...”

Written on: 17/02/2015 by sallyhaywood (1 review written)

My volunteering was in a school in Hanoi, Vietnam in February 2015. I was much older than most of the volunteers - 56 - although there were other older people at times. The "youngsters" were totally welcoming and friendly from the outset and I can't recall feel that level of inclusivity in a long time. While I drew the line at clubbing until 5am and getting up to teach the next day, I chatted, played games, had a laugh, went for a drink and loved the karaoke. The teaching itself was a great… Read Full Review

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“Take me back to Ghana!”

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

I went to volunteer in Ghana in July 2014. Basically, it was the best experience of my life! I volunteered at Kumasi Children's Home. The children were adorable. I loved spending time playing with the children, helping them get ready for school and feeding and cuddling the little babies. I spent a lot of time with the disabled boys. I'll never forget the day me and some of the other volunteers had races with them. Just to see them laugh and smile for a few moments of my time was such a good… Read Full Review

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“Best time of my life!”

Written on: 20/01/2015 by HarrisonMcWilliams (1 review written)

I traveled to Nong Khai, Thailand this last June-July with PMGY and to say it was amazing is an understatement. PMGY was so helpful in organizing and preparing me for the trip. I felt like I got top notch personalized service all the way from America. It was hands down the MOST AMAZING experience of my life. Not only did I make amazing friends for life with the other volunteers, I fell in love with Thailand, too. The people are amazing, the kids are perfect, the weather is great, basically… Read Full Review

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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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