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“Everything was perfect! Amazing Trip”

Written on: 18/05/2016 by BabetteF (1 review written)

The tenerife project was incredible! I left with so much knowledge about cetaceans and experience with collecting data. I went on many boat trips with informative project workers and other volunteers monitoring and recording data about cetaceans. Within two weeks my skills on the boat trips and writing up data massively improved and so did the qualities of my photo ID pictures. The house we stayed in was comfortable and so easy to settle into, it had a great atmosphere and lots of space. It… Read Full Review

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“madagascar marine adventure”

Written on: 08/05/2016 by DennisPadilla160 (1 review written)

Madagascar is an incredible country where you will see incredible wildlife, meet wonderful people and travel around one of them most mysterious places in the world. much of madagascar is still unmapped and the culture and people are an exciting blend of cultures from africa all the way to polynesia who settled here around 2000 years ago. 5% of all animals found in the world can only be found in madagascar. It is a truly unique and wonderful country, and I would reccomend this experience to… Read Full Review

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“Great field experience of conservation”

Written on: 07/05/2016 by Chrissy138 (2 reviews written)

I volunteered here as an assistant research officer for the terrestrial project to gain some more field experience in conservation. I have not only got great conservation experience but I am currently writing a proposal for my own personal project and supervising a BTEC. Not only this but on the side I have managed to pass my open water theory and will hopefully be doing some dives next week as an optional activity. I have definitely got great experience in this role and really think it will… Read Full Review

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“A fantastic experience in Belize doing marine conservation”

Written on: 01/05/2016 by Myersjt1946 (1 review written)

Marine conservation and diving with Frontier in Caye Caulker, Belize. My experience in Belize with Frontier was amazing. The project is located in the Caye Caulker forest reserve where we lived with the Belize Fisheries Department. Their knowledge of Belize and the barrier reef (where we dived regularly) was invaluable. We also got to join them on their patrols and helped them collect important data on the health of the reef and important plants and animals such as seagrass, conch, lobster… Read Full Review

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“Belize marine conservation”

Written on: 26/04/2016 by 93Schneider (1 review written)

Had an amazing time in Belize, the staff were amazing and the base camp was beautiful, however when paying for the project it told you all food was included on the project which the majority of lunches weren't, this wasn't because the staff couldn't be bothered it was just impractical to do so. The food on the main island was also very expensive which meant spending quite a lot of money every week which was the only down side. The project coordinator was absolutely amazing and personally I… Read Full Review

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“Madagascar Medical Project”

Written on: 22/04/2016 by FreyaW (2 reviews written)

Spending the last 6 weeks in Madagascar with Frontier has been truly excellent. I am in my final year of medical school and went there to undertake my medical elective so I could experience healthcare outside of the NHS. The hospital itself where I was based was very basic but the work they did there was amazing – all the doctors and nurses were so skilled in what they did and within days they were getting me fully involved in treating the patients. I spent some of my time in A&E, dressing… Read Full Review

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“Tenerife Whale and Dolphin Conservation Project - Frontier”

Written on: 16/04/2016 by jamesnboyd (1 review written)

I participated in a week long project in Tenerife, more specifically the Whale and Dolphin Conservation Project hosted by the company Frontier. I had an amazing time throughout this entire project, not only did I learn a lot of valuable information about the cetaceans that occupy the waters of Tenerife, I also gained a lot of knowledge about the Island itself. I found the volunteering and the tasks I had to participate in very enjoyable, definitely a memorable experience. The accommodation was… Read Full Review

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“Costa Rica - big cats, Primates and turtles conservation”

Written on: 22/03/2016 by paisleybanks (1 review written)

The Costa Rica project was an absolutely incredible experience. I was there for 4 weeks and could have been there for a lot longer. The setting is amazing - sleeping in hammocks in the middle of the forest with the sea a 5 minute walk, I can't think of a more beautiful place! Everyday we got to see incredible wildlife, ranging from the regular monkeys climbing through camp to sloths and even for some lucky people an ocelot or a tapir. Everything we did was really well organised. The surveys we… Read Full Review

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“Lovely warm week with lots of whales and dolphins! ”

Written on: 21/03/2016 by Dannah274 (1 review written)

I have spent a week on the dolphin and whale frontier project in Tenerife. It has been a really great week in the sun with lots of chances to get on the tourist boats and watch the Dolphins, writing down the details of your sightings to help in conservation of these animals. It is a relatively new set up so there is still some polishing to do, and be prepared for some walking, but it is a really great project if you want to see whales and dolphins, learn about these animals and their… Read Full Review

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“Just go!”

Written on: 19/03/2016 by Kieferpage (1 review written)

I have just returned from frontiers big cats, primates and sea turtles project, to put it bluntly the experience has been extraordinary! I went with hopes of improving and leaning new skills, meeting friendly, similar minded people and having an overall enjoyable time, safe to say my hopes where fulfilled and then some. I felt the project was run superbly and the staff were incredibly supportive even when it came to factors not related to the project, such as giving me advice about writing my… Read Full Review

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“FANTASTIC GAP YEAR EXPERIENCE!!!”

Written on: 19/03/2016 by hbocaj (1 review written)

This program has been a life changing experience!! I was in the project titled Belize Marine Conservation and Scuba Diving. The people that i met on this project were all fantastic and made me feel right at home! The project coordinator on this trip was much more fun and awesome than I could have imagined when I originally decided to do this! On this project I learned how to scuba dive and got certified in it. if you have any reservations about scuba diving, try it anyways the experience is… Read Full Review

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“Costa Rica Big cats, Primates and Turtles project”

Written on: 11/03/2016 by amandamay333 (1 review written)

I have just returned from the Costa Rican jungle where I spent 6 weeks on Frontier's Big cats, Primates and Turtles project. This experience is something that I would recommend to anyone with a science background or a passion for animals. Everything I did on camp was well organised and managed. I was given vital presentations, to inform me about species I would encounter frequently during my time, participated daily on biodiversity surveys, to collect data for conservation, and researched… Read Full Review

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“Costa Rica Big cats, Primates and Turtles project!”

Written on: 23/02/2016 by Millie10coker (2 reviews written)

I went out to Costa Rica for 3 weeks to join Frontier on their Big cats, primates and turtle project. Our main focus for the trip was to conduct a number of different surveys recording birds, primates, tracks and turtles. These took place in the form of point counts at the lagoon with our binoculars to spot different species of birds, walking the beaches at night and in the morning to find turtle tracks and nests, going on night walks at the back of camp to have a look at the different… Read Full Review

Callyanne's Response to Millie10coker's Review

Written on: 27/02/2016

Hi Millie, sounds like you had a amazing time. i've just had my time off agreed for the same project. although i have read some bad reviews this morning, which were old, but has made me question going with them.

This Site seems to have all good reviews though.Do you mind me asking you a few questions? Did you do much research, if so what made you go with frontier in the place. How many people were in your group?

Regards

Cally

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Millie10Coker's reply to Callyanne's Comment

Written on: 15/03/2016

Hi Cally,

Of course I don't mind! The project was just starting out when I arrived, so we were conducting 1-3 surveys each day collecting data. When we got back to camp, we would transfer the data onto spreadsheets created with all of the previous data that was collected. The staff members and research assistants had their own separate research and work that they would get on with but in terms of work for the volunteers, we were all assigned species that we had to find out information about each week which would eventually become information sheets to be put around the trails for tourists to give them information on the species that they may see.

Originally I wanted to go because in September I am going to university and will be studying geography and the area of conservation is so broad I just wanted to gain some insight into the sorts of things I could do in the future and also gain experience in using some of the equipment such as a GPS.

When I went out there, in total there was 8 of us including the staff members but that was for the month of January, I think it depends what month you go in. I would recommend joining the frontier forum and seeing who else might be going out at the time,

I hope this has helped,

Millie

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“Costa Rica Big cats, Primates and Turtles project!”

Written on: 23/02/2016 by Millie10coker (2 reviews written)

I went out to Costa Rica for 3 weeks to join Frontier on their Big cats, primates and turtle project. Our main focus for the trip was to conduct a number of different surveys recording birds, primates, tracks and turtles. These took place in the form of point counts at the lagoon with our binoculars to spot different species of birds, walking the beaches at night and in the morning to find turtle tracks and nests, going on night walks at the back of camp to have a look at the different… Read Full Review

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“Costa Rica, el paradiso”

Written on: 21/02/2016 by CharlotteMGW (1 review written)

It has been a month ago now that I started my adventure with Frontier as the new principal investigator within the Costa Rica project. The moment I arrived on camp, I knew it would be an unforgettable work and life experience. The camp is based in the Osa Peninsula, a biodiversity hotspot located in the Southwest of Costa Rica. Surrounded by lowland rainforest and having the chance to see both sunrise and sunset over the Pacific Ocean makes you feel like being in paradise. Waking up with the… Read Full Review

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“More than you'd expect”

Written on: 20/02/2016 by nicolesamanthalouisehuggins (2 reviews written)

What ever somebody's field, interest or knowledge, this project brings interest and charm. With no particular knowledge of conservation, I am leaving my month here with a new found love and passion for nature and science. This is not all I am leaving with. Spending a month in the Jungle with a wide demography of strangers has been an experience to remember and I will recommend it to anyone. The project itself is so well organised while maintaining the perfect balance of being relaxed and… Read Full Review

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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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