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“A great experience ”

Written on: 29/01/2016 by rebeccalll (1 review written)

Being a volunteer in the Osa peninsula for 10 weeks was an amazing experience that I recommend to everybody ! The wildlife is spectacular and the life on camp is great fun. I was really looking forwards to meeting and living with people who share the same passion and enthusiasm about wildlife as me. I made great friends from all over the world with whom I am still in contact and can't wait to see again. If you plan to become a volunteer (in Costa Rica or somewhere else) I really encourage you… Read Full Review

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“Frontier Costa Rica”

Written on: 25/01/2016

Frontier's Costa Rica project based on the Osa Peninsula was good fun overall, whilst being informative and educational. The conditions on camp were far better than expected given that we were on a temporary camp, so a good bed and a shower was a pleasant surprise. Otherwise, the location is great and I've had some amazing wildlife experiences - particularly when a tapir wandered onto camp. The other volunteers were great for the most part and the staff were great!… Read Full Review

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“Absolutely amazing experience!”

Written on: 08/01/2016 by kimbruch (1 review written)

From the moment I was picked up from the train station by the Frontier coordinator to the moment the Frontier manager waved me goodbye at the taxi for the airport, I had an absolutely amazing experience while volunteering with the Frontier group in Suva, Fiji. The Frontier staff was very hospitable, patient, and kind - guiding me in everything from the culture (food, drink, lifestyle) to the teaching experience itself. I was fortunate and able to interact with a broad array of native Fijiians -… Read Full Review

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“Best time of my life! Costa Rica Big cats, Primates &...”

Written on: 07/01/2016 by amywright13 (1 review written)

Having a gap year before going to uni has been the best decision for me and spending two and half months in the Costa Rican jungle has honestly been the best time of my life! It's only natural to be nervous before heading out on a project to the other side of the world, especially as an 18 year old, however my worries were soon vanished. The staff were great upon arrival, they helped set up my hammock, conducted a camp tour and most importantly greeted me with open arms and big smiles. I soon… Read Full Review

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“Experience of a lifetime”

Written on: 06/12/2015 by aeis7164 (2 reviews written)

I can honestly say my 2 weeks on the Costa Rican Primates and Big Cats project was one of the best experiences of my life. Costa Rica is a stunningly beautiful country teeming with wildlife - what better place to do conservation volunteering?! The project offered a variety of things to get involved in - primates, birds, turtles, river otters...and it was real hands-on research. I learnt loads about how to do surveys and the collecting and recording of data. The staff were great at explaining… Read Full Review

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“Experience of a lifetime”

Written on: 06/12/2015 by aeis7164 (2 reviews written)

I can honestly say my 2 weeks on the Costa Rican Primates and Big Cats project was one of the best experiences of my life. Costa Rica is a stunningly beautiful country teeming with wildlife - what better place to do conservation volunteering?! The project offered a variety of things to get involved in - primates, birds, turtles, river otters...and it was real hands-on research. I learnt loads about how to do surveys and the collecting and recording of data. The staff were great at explaining… Read Full Review

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“Real life travel!”

Written on: 16/11/2015 by Jorahgrace (1 review written)

I went to Fiji for a Media and Journalism Internship and it was fabulous. I lived in Suva for two months and worked with a magazine that treated me so well! They sent me on trips and gave me valuable assignments. I felt very useful there, not like I was just an intern being humored. Frontier is a knowledgeable, passionate, and worthy organization to spend your time and money on. The staff on my project were no different. It's easy to tell that they are very committed to their work, and they… Read Full Review

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“Kava, kind people, sports and sun”

Written on: 11/09/2015 by TobyKelly101 (1 review written)

Went to Fiji with no travel experience not knowing what to expect. I can't pretend I enjoyed the 35 hour plane journey, but when I arrived I knew it was going to be worthwhile. Suva is a nice city, granted it may come across as ghetto looking at the standard of living, but I've never met people as nice as Fijians. People stop you in the street ask how you are, everyone smiles and says "Bula", you feel safe. I coached football at the fmf stadium and there was a good turn out as sport is massive… Read Full Review

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“Kava, kind people, sports and sun”

Written on: 11/09/2015 by TobyKelly101 (1 review written)

Went to Fiji with no travel experience not knowing what to expect. I can't pretend I enjoyed the 35 hour plane journey, but when I arrived I knew it was going to be worthwhile. Suva is a nice city, granted it may come across as ghetto looking at the standard of living, but I've never met people as nice as Fijians. People stop you in the street ask how you are, everyone smiles and says "Bula", you feel safe. I coached football at the fmf stadium and there was a good turn out as sport is massive… Read Full Review

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“Fiji is Amazing!”

Written on: 09/09/2015 by Williet420 (1 review written)

The frontier fiji project has been an amazing experience. I have currently been here for 8 weeks and am absolutely gutted to be leaving. When arriving the project coordinators were extremely friendly and helpful, as were the home stay family. For anyone thinking about doing this trip i would definitely advise using the home stay family instead of a hostel and you really get to learn about fijian culture at its best! Frontier could be more affordable and suggest less than I needed for the trip… Read Full Review

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“I spent 4 weeks with Frontier Tanzania, on the Marine...”

Written on: 31/08/2015 by rorywelsh93 (1 review written)

I spent 4 weeks with Frontier Tanzania, on the Marine conservation and diving project. I thoroughly enjoyed all of my time there, the diving was spectacular and the science aspects of the project well run. Diving nearly everyday conducting surveys really made it feel like the work we were doing would make a tangible difference to the health and biodiversity of the reefs around Chole Bay. Collaboration with Mafia Island Marine Park was also a very positive, with dives focusing on controlling the… Read Full Review

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“Mafia Island Diving”

Written on: 08/08/2015 by MelinaSteele191 (1 review written)

Have had the most amazing 5 weeks of my life here in Mafia, completely bested my expectations and has been the perfect start to my gap year. The days are well structured, organised, satisfying and fun. The staff are brilliantly, helpful and very easy to get on with. The diving is amazing with incredibly diverse and beautiful reefs with an extraordinary range of creatures. Come to Mafia, people's only regret here is that they didn't stay longer… Read Full Review

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“Best time of your life!”

Written on: 02/08/2015 by Meiertq175 (1 review written)

Every aspect of the trip was one crazy adventure after another! The friendliness of the locals and integration with the community was fantastic. You never really feel like an outsider. The conservation work you do here really makes a difference and you get to see your work paying off. The working hard 6 days a week really is worthwhile when you get to witness things such as turtle hatchings and amazing sunsets. Not to mention the hilarious saturday nights at Mapenzis, the local bar. What's more… Read Full Review

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“An Incredible Experience”

Written on: 31/07/2015 by larabailey (1 review written)

From the moment I arrived at the main Jungle camp situated in the lush forest at Piro, I knew that this project would be an unforgettable experience. The camp itself is quite simple yet blends in harmoniously with the jungle which gives it a sense of tranquility which quickly struck me as I settled in to camp life. Although I had some knowledge of the wildlife of the area before my arrival, the density and array of creatures that surrounded me during my stay were beyond what I had ever… Read Full Review

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“Mafia Island Marine Conservation Project”

Written on: 28/07/2015 by kristoko (1 review written)

I recently completed a two week stay in Mafia Island, Tanzania working on a Marine Conservation Project. The lifestyle was very simple and easy to adapt to. We went out to do surveys about every day. First, we were trained on how to do the surveys, including several studies and quizzes on various marine life that we were surveying. As a dive instructor, I've done a fair bit of diving, but this project helped to open my eyes to a whole new way of viewing the underwater world. I found doing the… Read Full Review

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“Diving and science in Tanzania”

Written on: 26/07/2015 by TeodoraF (1 review written)

I came out to Tanzania not really knowing what to expect, but this place has completely fulfilled all of my expectations. Learning to dive and getting to PADI Advanced Open Water level in less than 2 weeks was simply stunning and learning all about the life in the reefs here was a natural addition. Getting to understand how to carry out a scientific survey and then completing around 20 of them really gives a purpose to your diving, which is always nice. Even though I was part of the marine… Read Full Review

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“Fiji Shark Conservation!”

Written on: 20/07/2015 by rubytuesday11 (1 review written)

I have thoroughly enjoyed my time in Fiji taking part in the Shark Conservation Programme. I wasn't exactly sure what to expect but everything has worked out really well! The camp is great and less basic than I thought it would be (although not on the beach which is what I, and other volunteers, had envisaged!). I have 2 days left on Beqa however wish I was staying longer! I would highly recommend anyone thinking of applying to the Shark/Marine project in Fiji to come for at least 1 month… Read Full Review

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“Fiji Marine Conservation”

Written on: 14/07/2015 by stevek1232 (1 review written)

Before coming to Fiji communication with London HQ was slightly challenging as responses were very slow. Some specifics were also sent rather late, and as i was already in New Zealand there was very little I could do to make adjustments. On arriving in Fiji the entire process of getting to Beqa Island was smoother and easier than i could have imagined thanks to herĀ guidance. On arriving, whilst the camp was further from the beach than expected, I immediately felt welcome and everyone was very… Read Full Review

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“Its A Life Changing Experience!”

Written on: 13/07/2015 by adamharford999 (1 review written)

I have nothing but positive things to say about frontier and the project I have been on, from the absolutely amazing scuba diving, to the most friendly and welcoming people iv'e ever met. it was a big step me going away for as long as I have, and I was quite nervous how it was going to go, but I soon forget I ever had that thought it my head. Its also very rewarding, the teaching at the schools, helping the local community in ways to improve, and it teaches you the difference between what you… Read Full Review

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“fantastic life expirience”

Written on: 04/07/2015 by paulzog233432333 (1 review written)

the project with Frontier was fantastic. you learn so much while having great fun. the staff and people on the projects and awesome and they give top quality training and help amplify your experience making it one of the most memorable of your life. my experience was outstanding made so by frontier… Read Full Review

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