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“My placement in Cochabamba - Bolivia ”

Written on: 19/09/2017 by katiecrooks96 (1 review written)

I took part in a one month project with Projects Abroad starting in July 2017. My placement was in Cochabamba, Bolivia and involved coaching football to 7 to 10 year olds. Throughout the duration of my placement, I stayed with a Bolivian host family. The project also allowed me to do six weeks of independent travel upon completion of my placement. The project was a safe way for me to travel to and experience Bolivia. I'd never traveled alone before but with the help of the volunteering… Read Full Review

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“Amazing time volunteering in Fiji”

Written on: 19/09/2017

Me and my sister went to volunteer at a primary school in Lautoka, Fiji, as part of the teaching programme with Projects Abroad. It can definitely be described as two of the most amazing, rewarding and eye-opening weeks I've ever experienced and it enabled us to see a completely different part of the world and I did feel like I really made a difference to the people I met. We worked with children aged 5-6 and taught them English as well as supervising them in other classes and leading games… Read Full Review

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“An amazing two weeks ”

Written on: 18/09/2017 by antonmacfadyen (1 review written)

My two weeks in Ghana were some of the best in my lives, between coaching the small kids and socialising with the other volunteers, it was an incredible experience. The accommodation was decent and much better than I had anticipated, and thouh the bus rides were long, it gave us a chance to get to know the others. In terms of the coaching itself, I do not have a bad word to say about it; the kids were adorable and extremely eager to learn. As well as this, the staff was very helpful and… Read Full Review

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“Volunteering in Senegal”

Written on: 17/09/2017 by Kendalluw394 (1 review written)

Had a really enjoyable time volunteering in Senegal with Projects abroad, the town where we were volunteering in, St.Louis, was calm but also had a great energy about it, as well as nice places to relax when we had time off. The volunteer centre for the Talibés was smaller than I thought but there was enough space for the number of children we were helping and enough spaces for say teaching and playing with the boys. It was easy enough to work as a team with the weekly review meetings which… Read Full Review

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“A fantastic, beneficial volunteering experience!!”

Written on: 16/09/2017 by MelOz (1 review written)

I had a once in a lifetime experience volunteering in the Galapagos Islands of the coast of Ecuador! I took part in the high-school special care and conservation programme, lasting two weeks. By the end of the 2 weeks, the other volunteers and myself were like a family. The trip provided a great bonding experience and is a great cause! We volunteered in a school for a week, allowing us to improve on our Spanish as well! The following week was conservation; learning about the unique flora and… Read Full Review

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“Cape Town Experience”

Written on: 13/09/2017 by aliceelW (1 review written)

Over the summer I spent two weeks volunteering in Cape Town on the Human Rights High School Special project. I didn't really have any major expectations going into the project but if I did I'm sure they would have been blown away. While in Cape Town I got to work on many different aspects of volunteering. My first week was spent in the companies legal aid office while my second week was spent in a local township. While completely different experiences both locations were very rewarding and… Read Full Review

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“An unforgettable trip!”

Written on: 06/09/2017

I recently spent two weeks volunteering in Nepal with projects abroad, and I can honestly say that I loved it. Despite having heard in the past some bad stories about volunteering organisations, I decided to give projects abroad a go, and I do not regret it! They had a great range of destinations and projects to choose from and booking was super easy. They were also easy to contact if I had any questions or problems, and all staff were helpful. We were also given the option for our flights to… Read Full Review

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“Amazing volunteering trip to Mexico with Projects Abroad”

Written on: 03/09/2017 by Lukas46 (1 review written)

The two weeks that I spent in Mexico with Projects Abroad were fantastic. I stayed in a conservation camp right on the beach. I was provided with basic but adequate accommodation right in the camp where I was able to meet and connect with lots of other camp mates. Each day was always different to the previous. My project was based around the conservation of endangered turtles on the coast of Colima and so we would spend a lot of time at the Tortugaria looking after tiny baby turtles or… Read Full Review

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“Incredible, Once in a lifetime exerience”

Written on: 03/09/2017 by katharinel28 (1 review written)

My experience with projects abroad was fantastic. I was part of the high school special programme and was based in Kenya. The trip allowed me immerse myself into a completely different culture and to experience living somewhere the complete opposite to where I'm used to. Our placement was at a school and home for street kids where we built a drainage system as well as interacted with kids from 3 to 18. The fulfilment I gained from helping the kids as well as from the knowledge that I may have… Read Full Review

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“The most unique and memorable experience of my life”

Written on: 03/09/2017 by Cliffordvh266 (1 review written)

My trip to San Cristobal doing Care and Conservation with Projects Abroad was one of the most unique and memorable experiences of my life. The island itself is one you have never seen before, as you arrive at the Malecon you will be overwhelmed by the number of sea lions surrounding you. They are incredible creatures and the fact that you are allowed to be in such close proximity with them is remarkable; you will see them lounging on benches, boardwalks and on the beach...and if you are lucky… Read Full Review

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“My Great Galapagos Experience!!”

Written on: 31/08/2017 by LivCahill (1 review written)

I can honestly say I loved my time in Galapagos , you have to be prepared for hard work but I was doing conservation work so its what I expected. When I arrived I felt instantly welcome I was met at the airport by 2 staff members who were so friendly and were so helpful throughout my two months , nothing was too much trouble. I love how people from all over the world come to this special place as I made some amazing people. The activities were really interesting it involved monitoring the… Read Full Review

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“I loved the Nepal Mountain Conservation - Projects Abroad”

Written on: 31/08/2017 by MaxT15 (1 review written)

I arrived in Kathmandu, quickly got my visa, negotiated Kathmandu airport and found my transport. It was late in the evening, and I’d been travelling for a bit over a day, so getting to Kathmandu prince hotel was a huge relief. The next morning a cab took me to the bus station, and I found myself looking out over Kathmandu, and then the beautiful scenery on the way to Pokhara. The hotel in Pokhara was great, and I got stunning views up towards the mountains. The jeep drive up to Ghandruk was… Read Full Review

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“Ghana Medicine Special”

Written on: 31/08/2017 by eeastlake (1 review written)

I spent the most amazing 2 weeks in Ghana helping local communities and gaining medical experience through specifically tailored tasks for 16/17 year olds. Before departing, ProjectsAbroad provided me with lots of helpful information pertaining to the Ghanaian culture, accommodation, and project which made the whole experience more relaxing. Taking part in community outreaches, cleaning and dressing leprosy wounds and entertaining the children in the Paediatrics ward at the hospital were just… Read Full Review

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“4 Week High School Special in Sri Lanka”

Written on: 30/08/2017 by Alyssax230 (1 review written)

I volunteered in Sri Lanka for 4 weeks in the summer of 2017 and really enjoyed my experience. The company gave me the opportunity to completely experience a new culture and volunteer with some amazing children. The local staff were excellent and always made me feel safe and I felt I could go to them with any problem I had. If we had any suggestions in ways to make our experience better they were very accommodating and were glad to make changes. The host family always made us feel at home and… Read Full Review

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“Amazing experience all round”

Written on: 30/08/2017 by scarlotte2612 (1 review written)

Right from the start I was welcomed by the organisation before going on my trip volunteering in Ghana. I was given everything I needed to feel confident about my trip and the organisation and friendliness of the employees were incredible pre-departure. There was a really good online platform to help prepare me for my trip as well as to give me all the details I needed and my personal volunteer advisor was there the whole way to make sure I had all my questions answered. The volunteering trip I… Read Full Review

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“Projects Abroad General Care in South Africa”

Written on: 30/08/2017

I cannot recommend Projects Abroad highly enough to anyone as it is a unique experience which builds your confidence, takes you out of your comfort zone and gives you a new perspective on the world around you. Working in a daycare centre was incredibly rewarding and they gave you a range of jobs like feeding the children, playing with them, helping with their reading and writing and teaching them about hygiene. All the children and teachers were extremely welcoming and you felt like you were… Read Full Review

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“A transformative experience from a capable company”

Written on: 30/08/2017 by bengompo (1 review written)

Projects Abroad was a huge help in preparing and giving advice about the trip. The myprojectsabroad website was really helpful with information about visas and vaccinations as well as a checklist of the sorts of things you should bring which is specific to your course. I never had any trouble getting into contact with the organisers before I left who encourage you to email or call if you have any questions. The supervisors were always looking for negative feedback so that they could improve the… Read Full Review

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“I'll be going back!”

Written on: 30/08/2017 by BroderickSawyer28 (1 review written)

Going to nepal with projects abroad was an experience that taught me to never be scared of asking questions. All of the staff on the project and in hospitals were welcoming and accessible while providing one of the most interesting trips ever… Read Full Review

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“Medicine Argentina ”

Written on: 30/08/2017 by Choate469 (1 review written)

I was 17 on my project. Argentina is an amazing country, and all the coordinators there were so lovely and friendly, always helping out with anything you needed. I went there knowing no spanish and had no problem, working it out, all the argentinian doctors were so happy to talk slowly and try and help me understand. My second host family was incredibly sweet, we would make empanadas and play cards, it was such a great atmosphere, with really kind people. I did two weeks on the high school… Read Full Review

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“The best experience ever!”

Written on: 29/08/2017

The trip was incredible! Being a part of the 'High School Special' was even better because you were always looked after by a member of staff or a host family member, (and there were many opportunities for you and the other volunteers to go out into the streets of San Cristobal unsupervised and experience the island in your own way) . Secondly, the tasks we, as a HSS group had to complete during the 'Care' week at the school were very fun! Our inputs and ideas were listened by the staff and they… Read Full Review

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