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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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“PMGY Ghana 2014”

Written on: 30/06/2014

I've just come back from a trip with PMGY in Ghana and had the best time! I'm lucky enough to have done lots of travelling before, but Ghana is an amazing country with some of the most welcoming and friendy people I've ever met. Thanks to PMGY the trip was easy to organise and everything went smoothly - which is an added bonus when travelling by yourself. You get lots of information in the handbook beforehand and for any other questions you can get a quick reply from the facebook group. Working… Read Full Review

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“Amazing experience - India ”

Written on: 30/06/2014 by Laura.c (1 review written)

I did the disabelled children project in India, Faridabad. The school was great, although it is very small (can take a maximum of 7 children). I wast old there was a bigger school close by, but I ended up spending my time in this small local school as I felt I could really get involved there. The teachers had me doings lesson plans and making worksheets from the very first day. They also are happy to have volunteers come and help out for a couple of days so you can really do whatever you feel… Read Full Review

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“Trip of a life-time!”

Written on: 03/06/2014 by Lewissj234 (1 review written)

I spent a long time researching into the different companies offering volunteering experiences in Sri Lanka. I am so glad I chose PLAN MY GAP YEAR! The website looked professional and had all the itinerary explained. It seemed like the right trip for me and above all it was a lot cheaper than some other companies. The volunteer handbook was extremely helpful and had so many handy tips. The replies to my emails prior to the trip were always speedy responses and as helpful as possible. We were… Read Full Review

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“BY FAR THE BEST EXSPERINCE OF MY LIFE!”

Written on: 19/05/2014 by ChristinaHood (1 review written)

I genially don’t know where to start. It was such an amazing experience. When I arrived I was very unwell as I suffer from severe travel sickness, as soon as I got their I imminently felt at ease as the host Vishav and his family made sure I was ok and look after me. After the first day I recovered and met everyone Viahav spoke to use about what we would be doing and asked what we wanted to. He also told us about travelling opportunities. I was extremely pleased as I wanted to do site… Read Full Review

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“PMGY India 2014”

Written on: 18/05/2014 by hmorris (1 review written)

I volunteered with PMGY in Delhi, India for 2 months starting in March. I can honestly say it was one of the best, most eye opening experiences of my life. The opportunities I was given were fantastic. Just being able to observe how the hospitals operate there was fascinating and I was able to see so many more surgeries than I would be able to see on the UK. I particularly enjoyed the hands on part of the medical programme too where I got to take blood pressures and blood sugar levels and… Read Full Review

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“Rewarding, and life altering experience in India ”

Written on: 17/05/2014 by inMueller254 (1 review written)

I cant talk enough about my experience through PMGY in India. I worked as a medical Volunteer and what I was able to be a part of through hte program was groin breaking in my life. I came to the country thinking I wanted to study medicine and left understanding it was my calling. I was able to witness surgeries and talk with doctors who dealt with medicine in India every day firsthand. The host family was extremely gracious. Housing is comfortably and always suggesting and setting up… Read Full Review

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“Fantastic Experience In India!”

Written on: 16/05/2014

The airport pick up was fine and it took about 1 and a half hour to get to the volunteer accomodation in Faridabad. The accomodation was nice, clean and comfy and the host family instantly made us feel welcome. The meals were good, they always provided a good variation of food and plenty of it!The host was brilliant at arranging anything from rickshaws to hotels to bollywood dancing. Every evening they arranged something for us to do so we were always busy and immersed in the Indian culture… Read Full Review

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“Fantastic Experience ”

Written on: 14/05/2014 by chuckytull (1 review written)

I would like to first all say a big thank you to the PMGY team and the host family for being so nice, lovely, and welcoming. I can't imagine it is easy having strangers stay in their home for weeks on end but they do everything they can to help you make your experience the best and worry free it possibly can be. In particular, the organising of SIM cards, taxi services, and further travels is what I particularly found helpful. The volunteering was truly an amazing experience! It is definently… Read Full Review

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“5 months of Nepal/Sri Lanka!”

Written on: 12/05/2014 by karenwraight (1 review written)

To begin with I would like to say a huge thank you to the whole Plan My Gap Year team! I spent 18 amazing weeks in Nepal followed by another 4 great weeks in Sri Lanka. The pre-departure support from the UK team was impeccable; e-mails were answered instantly and they made great efforts to clear any problems or questions. Also the handbooks came in very useful, giving information and advice on pretty much everything you could think of: from culture and history of the countries to visa requests… Read Full Review

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“India - Absolutely Fantastic!!”

Written on: 12/05/2014 by Sonalishah (1 review written)

First of all I want to say a massive thank you to the PMGY team and in particular the host family! They were absolutely incredible and gave us a lot of support throughout the entire experience. I had such an amazing time and I never found myself bored. In fact, I found it difficult to find time for myself because there was always so much to do which I am really happy about! The accommodation was really good; comfortable and easy to interact with other volunteers. The volunteer handbook was very… Read Full Review

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“Teaching English in India (New Delhi, Jaipur)”

Written on: 09/05/2014 by bananas14 (1 review written)

- Pre-departure support/volunteer handbook: Fantastic handbook to find out about Visa, India itself and the do's and don'ts such as appropriate clothing. - In-country support Host family in Faridabad were amazing, so helpful and very knowledgeable from places to visit to medication to take for feeling ill! They booked train and bus tickets for us and were cheap to help with our travels. While travelling to Jaipur and Agra they had great knowledge and contacts in what to do there i.e… Read Full Review

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“Best Experience of My Life ”

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

I'll write this review step by step, because there is just so much I want to say... First of all, the pre-departure support was fantastic. I was emailed regularly to check that I was ready and to clear up any natural last minute worries. Both parties were crystal clear about arrival times & pickups, so I felt totally at ease and any nerves were quickly eliminated! The handbook provided was an absolute lifesaver; there was no need to look elsewhere, as every question I could've possibly asked… Read Full Review

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“Medical Volunteering in Sri Lanka”

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

I spent five weeks in Sri Lanka on the medical program with Plan My Gap Year, and I can honestly say it was one of the best experiences I've ever had! All the US based programs I found were ridiculously expensive, but luckily PMGY was a perfect find!. They went above and beyond my expectations with great staff both in the UK and in Sri Lanka. I'm already looking into planning my next trip with PMGY… Read Full Review

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“My Sri Lankan experience ”

Written on: 07/05/2014 by NicoColo7 (1 review written)

I just want to start off by saying a massive thank you to the whole PMGY team for making this trip possible. I have loved every second of it. It has been the best experience of my life and I will be forever grateful. My main projects for PMGY Sri Lanka were the community & building project and the tsunami project. I absolutely loved both of them. In the mornings we would start off with the building & community project. The first task we had was to repaint the walls of a local Buddhist… Read Full Review

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“India 2014”

Written on: 05/05/2014 by Annabel_B (1 review written)

I was apprehensive at first because I had never been travelling with an organisation before but I needn't have worried because it was, in a word, wonderful! The volunteering (I did the Medical program but PMGY were very adaptable and I dabbled in the Orphanage, Teaching and Women's Empowerment too!) was great fun and PMGY really made me feel at home in Faridabad, India. The volunteering was well thought out and allowed us to do learn a few basic clinical skills which was very interesting to… Read Full Review

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