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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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“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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