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“Experience of a life time!”

Written on: 24/04/2015 by eco22 (1 review written)

Having spent the last couple of months on this project I can honestly say it has been one of the best and most rewarding experiences of my life. The location of the project is fantastic, a remote Fijian Island covered in rainforest and surrounded by beautiful beaches and mangrove forests, the chance to mix with the locals and get a real feel for Fijian culture. The camp life is basic but is a welcome relief from city life and is what traveling and project work like this is all about. Getting to… Read Full Review

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“Get what you pay for”

Written on: 18/04/2015

I took part in the Frontier Fiji marine project recently. Overall, my experience was amazing! The in-country staff were all so helpful and welcoming. They were also very accommodating when organising events and outings (we asked for), other than the set project acitvities. The camp was well run and well described ahead of time so there were no nasty surprises. All amenities were basic but all you needed (e.g. outdoor toilet and shower). Living space was plentiful and mattress rental was… Read Full Review

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“I have just took part in a 12 week volunteer programme...”

Written on: 17/04/2015 by Boyle1968 (1 review written)

I have just took part in a 12 week volunteer programme on Beqa Island in Fiji. Let me just say I loved living the Beqa experience. In country feed-back: Basic life style is right up my alley. I loved that we dived on average 4-5 times a week (weather permitting). I was really impressed with my Dive Instructor. He made me feel very comfortable and confident in the water. He also trained me really well and had me survey ready in no time. Camp facilities were fine. Basic lifestyle. It also… Read Full Review

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“Fiji Teaching Project”

Written on: 16/04/2015

Overall this project was great. The other volunteers were fantastic, the staff and children at my school were amazing. My coordinator ensured I was working in a class with older children since I would be going on to teach at a secondary school when I returned to the UK, which was lovely. There were however some issues. There were some ongoing issues with members of staff which created a bit of tension. Our coordinator did not appear to enjoy being in Fiji or working for Frontier. Moreover… Read Full Review

Frontier Coordinator's Comment

Written on: 23/04/2015

Hi Clementine,

Thanks for your review and feedback of the project. It’s great to hear that you enjoyed your time in Fiji, it sounds like you gained a lot of practical experience, and the fact that the school were able to accommodate your interests must have made your project even more valuable.

In response to your comments about the project coordinator, during the first stages of your project we were in a period of transition. We always strive to hire skilled, dedicated and enthusiastic field staff to move our projects forward, and it is regrettable that you feel that way. As I am sure you are aware, we have recently had many new staff join our Fiji projects who have already made an overwhelmingly positive impression on all of our Fiji-based projects.

With regards to visas, this information is available in the project Field Brief. Given the recent changes to the visa process, of which new requirements can be introduced quite unexpectedly, we have been working closely with our field staff on developing this information further. As soon as we are made aware of any changes we endeavour to update the information for all new volunteers.

We try to be as helpful as it is in our power to be in the question of visas and all such advice and guidance is given in the utmost good faith. As you know a member of staff from our London Head Office is currently based in Fiji. We communicate with all our field staff and are kept up to date with everything that is happening on our projects on a daily basis.

Thank you again for taking the time to submit your review, we take all feedback very seriously, whatever its nature to help us improve our projects at all levels. We are pleased that you enjoyed your experience in Fiji and wish you all the best in your future endeavours.

All the best,

The Frontier Team

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“Fun in the Jungle!”

Written on: 13/04/2015 by georgese3LON (1 review written)

Spending time in the jungle in Costa Rica is one of the best experiences I have ever had! I have learned so much from my time here, from things as simple as how to set up a hammock and how to cook bread without an oven, to in-depth animal info like how to tell apart Puma tracks from Ocelot tracks. The camp is a really chilled out place, and staff and the other volunteers made me feel at home right away. I've made some great friends and had some unforgettable experiences and I am looking forward… Read Full Review

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“Frontier Journalism Project”

Written on: 13/04/2015 by emilyhillman (2 reviews written)

My 4 weeks in Fiji have been so much fun. The people have definitely been the highlight - I've met so many lovely people, from the other volunteers to the Fijian family I stayed with. The family were amazing and took me in as one of their own, always making sure I ate plenty and telling me to treat the house as though it was my own. I worked with Mai Life magazine which was great as they gave me the opportunity to write loads of articles, published a blog on their website and even got sent on… Read Full Review

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“Frontier Journalism Project”

Written on: 13/04/2015 by emilyhillman (2 reviews written)

My 4 weeks in Fiji have been so much fun. The people have definitely been the highlight - I've met so many lovely people, from the other volunteers to the Fijian family I stayed with. The family were amazing and took me in as one of their own, always making sure I ate plenty and telling me to treat the house as though it was my own. I worked with Mai Life magazine which was great as they gave me the opportunity to write loads of articles, published a blog on their website and even got sent on… Read Full Review

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“Cloud 9 Living”

Written on: 13/04/2015 by Gillespie144 (1 review written)

I couldn't have imagined a better setting for the past three months. Living in Fiji with the constant smiles and "bula's" that fill every moment is only one of the things that I have fallen in love with. Frontier puts volunteers in a place where they can truly feel like they have a home outside of their home, and honestly know what it would be like to live in Fiji. I've certainly realized that I don't need as many things as I used to and I have been able to now prioritize the things in my life… Read Full Review

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“Costa Rica Awesomeness”

Written on: 30/03/2015 by Webber96 (1 review written)

Everything was awesome with everything running like clockwork and nothing seeming like to much hassle which ,personally, was a really key point. The staff and volunteers are what make this trip with everyone of them making you feel like a part of a family.... A home away from home, food is good seeing as where you are in the jungle and the fact it is a 100% vegetarian diet, but you can't complain! all the food and responsibility is shared out between the group. I would recommend this trip for… Read Full Review

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“great nature, great people”

Written on: 08/03/2015 by Millslf124 (1 review written)

For the last few weeks i have been here with the conservation project in Costa Rica. The highlight here for the project is the incredible nature that surrounds you. every day i have seen an amazing array of tropical birds and primates, while other surveys have been great, walking along beautiful secluded beaches on turtle patrols and scanning pristine streams and river surveying the neotropical otters. Staff have been positive and knowledgeable and have made the experience really good for… Read Full Review

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“Once in a lifetime experience”

Written on: 07/03/2015 by Nolan427 (1 review written)

Enjoyed the many nature walks looking and trying to spot monkeys, turtles, birds, otters and big cats. Liked camp and the teamwork used on camp to make it an enjoyable experience. Food was good just wish there was more to eat because of how much energy being used on walks. It would be great if future volunteers could get more up close and personal to the animals. … Read Full Review

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“Life in the forest amongst the wildlife”

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

The camp of Frontier in Costa Rica is situated in the middle of an magnificent old growth forest with the presence of 4 different species of primates that you get to see almost every day, mixed with countless stunning bird species all around you. There is loads of wildlife to see and the beach near by is really wild and unspoilt. Outside the research project we do loads of exciting extracurricular activities not a single day is a boring one… Read Full Review

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“Beautiful place”

Written on: 06/03/2015 by Mrmjt123 (1 review written)

My time in the costs Rican jungle has been incredible, I have met life long friends and had an amazing time. The social life of the camp in one of the best I have experienced, everybody is friendly and all staff are extremely friendly and welcoming. There are many different activities to do that will suite everybody's needs. You can do almost any activity here at reasonable prices which is a huge bonus. The camp itself is situated in a beautiful area, complete serenity with you're friends… Read Full Review

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“Costa Rica Jungle Program”

Written on: 05/03/2015 by Ts_1234 (1 review written)

Beautiful place and amazing people. Equipment and facilities need improvement but the staff do a great job of making the project fun and memorable. Camp life is simple but relaxing with plenty of time to get to know people while playing games or just catch up on some reading. Wildlife is all around, giving each person ample opportunity to experience the wonder of Costa Rica. Staff do a great job of coordinating activities and short weekend trips during down time. Surveys go through beautiful… Read Full Review

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“Taking part in the Fiji Marine Project ”

Written on: 31/01/2015 by freddiemorris (1 review written)

Taking part in the Fiji Marine Project has been an utterly fantastic experience. From day one everyone makes you feel welcome and at home. The diving has been breath taking and easily a highlight from my time here. Taking part in surveys has added something to the diving and made me appreciate the sea life even more. The projects is able to run so well thanks to Kris who seems to work day and night to make sure our time here runs smoothly. I would recommend bringing lots of snacks for those… Read Full Review

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“Go for it!”

Written on: 26/01/2015 by Guzmaney185 (1 review written)

I would say the best thing about working with Frontier is that they give you a push forward in life. A big push. Already in my first two weeks of working here I have been exposed to things which I have never seen before in my life! That is why you have to keep an open mind and be very flexible. I got shocked and breath taken all in the same day. It is indeed an adventurous and intensive experience in every way that broadens your horizon. Here you develop all sorts of skills. And a skill… Read Full Review

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“Teaching in Costa Rica ”

Written on: 26/01/2015

I spent just under 4 weeks, in Puetro Jimenz, Costa Rica, with Frontiet. Taking part in the teaching project. Although it was the summer holidays during my visit, Frontier still had lots planned. It was a bit slow to begin with, and little poorly organised. Within the first week we had not done any solid teaching hours, but helped renovate the local Corcovad. By my 2nd week, we had managed to promote our English classes around the town. The first class took place during the end of the week… Read Full Review

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“I have so far spent nearly three weeks in the jungle...”

Written on: 24/01/2015 by armicc1991 (1 review written)

I have so far spent nearly three weeks in the jungle with the Frontier Costa Rica project and I am loving it! Everyday offers something new and exciting, getting to participate on a number of different surveys and projects. Every time you step out into the jungle there is something new to see from primates swinging to through the trees and micro frogs hopping around your feet. I have particularly enjoyed the turtle project, releasing the baby hatchlings is so rewarding. Camp living is basic but… Read Full Review

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“At home in the jungle ”

Written on: 23/01/2015 by alexadonahe (1 review written)

I have been in Costa Rica with Frontier for a little over two weeks now, and I am loving it. The jungle is big, and wild, and beautiful. The lifestyle is simple, cooperative, and hardworking. When I arrived, the friendly staff helped me setup my hammock, and then they started cooking dinner. The food here is surprisingly good. I dove into the work right away, and immediately loved releasing the turtle hatchlings on the beach and observing the primates as they swing carelessly through the… Read Full Review

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“8 Weeks I'll Never Forgot”

Written on: 05/01/2015 by BenAndrews (1 review written)

Every moment in Costa Rica I loved. From waking up in your hammock to patrolling beaches at night, watching Green Turtles lay eggs in the nest she just dug. You feel completely free away from normal stresses, with a basic camp without electricity you'll fall in love with straight away. Free time is happily spent either laying around in hammocks or seeing what else Costa Rica has to offer. Puerto Jiminez is an amazing small town near camp, with really friendly locals, always keen to chat. Im… Read Full Review

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