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“Best Experience Of My Life”

Written on: 26/07/2017 by Oliyoyo (1 review written)

After struggling with some personal problems regarding my identity I though it would be a good idea to try and volunteer abroad so when I found out about Projects abroad I practically signed up straight away. I met amazing people and did some fantastic things that made me feel so much better and made me become more aware of the world around us, it was the furthest away I had been from home and for the longest time so going alone was really nerve wracking but throwing yourself into it and… Read Full Review

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“Incredible experience”

Written on: 23/07/2017 by alllllexl (1 review written)

I began my High School Special project to Cuzco in Peru this July with Projects Abroad and it was an incredibly eye-opening experience for me. Their way of life was completely different, and by staying with a super friendly host family I was fully immersed into the culture straight away. Meeting the other volunteers I was staying with was also great. There was 15 of us in our house, I have made some great relationships with volunteers from all over the world. We did have to be really, really… Read Full Review

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“Projects abroad Nepal”

Written on: 23/07/2017 by Dalrymple192 (1 review written)

I went to Nepal with projects abroad for three weeks (late June to mid July) and stayed in a hotel in Kathmandu. The hotel itself was nice, quite simple but gets the job done! It had air conditioning which was so good! The staff both from projects abroad and at the hotel were extremely nice and welcoming to me and the other volunteers. The project was very well organised, we had a nice bus come to pick us up everyday and take us to our placement where we would work for the day and get back at… Read Full Review

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“I'll be returning! ”

Written on: 21/07/2017 by annathomson8 (1 review written)

Honestly I had the most amazing time in Argentina I can't emphasise it enough. The online staff and the staff based in the country were incredible and welcoming, they didn't just treat you as another volunteer - you were a friend! I did the veterinary and animal placement and it was incredible. I really learnt so much, I'll be returning!!!! My host family and fellow volunteers were also well and truly incredible, all needs were met and you were a priority. Thank you so much projects… Read Full Review

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“An amazing experience that I will never forget!!”

Written on: 21/07/2017 by beth_edwards80 (1 review written)

I arrived at the airport in Fiji after a 36 hour journey from England to be met by a staff member from the project. I was initially feeling quite nervous since it was my first time travelling alone, but all of the staff members and the other volunteers were really welcoming and made me feel at ease. Before arriving at the shark conservation project I had very little knowledge of sharks, and had only been diving four times before. However, this was all about to change - within a couple of… Read Full Review

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“Really helpful, before and after my trip”

Written on: 19/07/2017 by Djangly (1 review written)

Projects Abroad may be one of the more expensive gap year companies out there, but the support they give, and the quality of their projects, are as good as it gets. I was persuaded to go when I went to one of the company's presentations near me and heard past volunteers talk about their experiences. When talking to the staff there, and felt reassured by how confident and knowledgeable they were about the company. I would definitely suggest going to one of these evenings if you can! Once you… Read Full Review

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“19+ Special Care and Community Project”

Written on: 16/07/2017 by ulllmaaa (1 review written)

My time spent in Cambodia with Projects Abroad was truly the most memorable of my life. The two weeks spent there, although too short, were jam-packed with cultural and historical visits as well as our main project; volunteering at a local school. From my booking of the trip, to my arrival and through to my departure, Projects Abroad has been extremely helpful and friendly. I was collected by my Cambodian group coordinator at the airport, who immediately made me feel welcome and at ease, and… Read Full Review

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“High School Special- Mongolia”

Written on: 15/07/2017 by LuciaStephens (1 review written)

During our time there, we observed in several different types of hotels and got to see a variety of surgeries between the volunteers, such as heart, eye, nose, etc. Although most of us could barely speak Mongolian, the doctors, nurses, and even people on the road were incredibly nice towards us. We also visited a homeless shelter and orphanage, both which were incredibly rewarding. Aside from the medical factors, the group also had fun together, visiting local tourist spots. We watched a… Read Full Review

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“Cambodia - a PHNOMenal experience”

Written on: 14/07/2017 by MariLisa24 (1 review written)

I enrolled in a 2 week High School Special in Phnom Penh, Cambodia in March 2017. The entire process of applying and jetting off was made incredibly simple and reinforced by frequent calls between my volunteer advisor and myself making sure all my preparations were running smoothly. Once in Cambodia I was met at the airport by a person who has since come to be one of my favourite people in the world – we are still in touch to this day he was to be my main point of contact for the trip and… Read Full Review

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“Project Abroad make travelling across the world hassle...”

Written on: 11/07/2017 by EmilyDunn (1 review written)

Embarking on a trip across the world, I had to be certain that I had chosen the right company to book my travels with. Projects Abroad had been recommended to me by a friend who had used the company. Their easy to navigate website made the booking process easy and a representative was immediately in contact regarding further information. I liked the fact that i was given one contact who remained my advisor for the entire trip. I had trouble working out the dates/ travel insurance/ flights to… Read Full Review

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“Great 10 week project in China thanks to Projects Abroad!”

Written on: 03/07/2017 by coreyd523 (1 review written)

I returned around 1 month ago from my Projects Abroad trip to Chengdu, China. 1 year previous my sister did a project with the same company to Cambodia and she highly recommended this organisation to me. Although my supervisor Christos helped me with advice on preparation before my trip I was nervous about going to a new country where very few people spoke English but from the first day all of the Projects Abroad staff (especially the person I dealt with) made me feel comfortable and welcome… Read Full Review

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“Best experience of my life so far!”

Written on: 01/07/2017 by Gina0205 (1 review written)

I volunteered in Ha Noi, Vietnam for a month this year through Projects Abroad. My only regret about this trip is that I couldn't stay for longer. In addition to the fact that the country itself was so beautiful with some of the friendliest people in the world, the Projects abroad team really made the experience unforgettable. Pre- departure, I was contacted regularly by a project coordinator who was able to respond quickly to any queries I had about my visa, vaccinations, etc. There was also… Read Full Review

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“Life Changing Experience”

Written on: 30/06/2017 by kttreasure (1 review written)

I honestly couldn't recommend this company more. I chose to take part in the Shark Conservation Project in Fiji for 8 weeks, and after speaking to members of staff from the UK was told this would be an ideal length of time. Once I arrived, I was picked up at the airport, before being put onto a bus for three and a half hours, before being collected by a member of staff at Pacific Harbour, the local town. After a brief tour of the apartments, I was given the rest of the evening to relax… Read Full Review

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“Studying French in Morocco ”

Written on: 30/06/2017 by alicemat3 (1 review written)

I recently visited Morocco for a few months with projects abroad, and had an amazing experience. I studied French with a tutor that projects abroad had organised for me - it was one on one, which was ideal for a closer focus on topics suited to my interests. I stayed with a host family in a traditional Moroccan home, which gave an exciting insight into everyday Moroccan life. During the weekends me and the other volunteers travelled, and projects abroad were always there to help us organise our… Read Full Review

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“Life-Changing Experience in Mongolia”

Written on: 29/06/2017 by Christian366 (1 review written)

I could not have chosen a better way to spend my gap year than to do a Projects Abroad journalism internship in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. In those six fantastic weeks I picked up skills, had my eyes opened to a new and fascinating way of life, and made the best friends I have ever known. Projects Abroad were nothing short of superb. The application process was made incredibly easy by the staff who answered every single one of my emails. Before I left England they also phoned me to clarify the… Read Full Review

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“Projects Abroad set me on my path to the future”

Written on: 17/06/2017 by Lilia235 (1 review written)

I don't have a single negative thing to say about my time with Projects Abroad. I did the journalism placement in Shanghai, China. Before I went to China, I found myself in a rut not sure what I wanted to do. On a whim I decided to make the trip to China with PA to try the journalism placement. I had always been interested in journalism but never had then confidence to try to step up to that career, to me PA seemed like the least threatening and most accessible way to try a profession without… Read Full Review

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“Projects Abroad set me on my path to the future”

Written on: 12/06/2017 by jontydixon (1 review written)

I don't have a single negative thing to say about my time with Projects Abroad. I did the journalism placement in Shanghai, China. Before I went to China, I found myself in a rut not sure what I wanted to do. On a whim I decided to make the trip to China with PA to try the journalism placement. I had always been interested in journalism but never had then confidence to try to step up to that career, to me PA seemed like the least threatening and most accessible way to try a profession without… Read Full Review

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“Care and Community in Ghana”

Written on: 28/02/2017

In July 2016 I volunteered with Projects Abroad for 4 weeks in Ghana. I was 16 at the time, taking part in a High School Special 'Care and Community' project. Firstly I'd like to say how grateful I am for Projects Abroad offering volunteer projects to people aged 16 and above, it allowed me to have this experience from a fairly young age (Projects Abroad is one of the only organisation to offer volunteer projects to people at 16 years old without an adult). I learned many valuable life lessons… Read Full Review

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“Grown Up Special in Nepal”

Written on: 26/02/2017 by judiwalker (1 review written)

I chose the Grown Up special as I wanted to be with other like-minded people of a similar age. This was a great decision, as the nine of us (four different nationalities) got on extremely well. The project had a great balance of useful work and opportunities to do some sight-seeing. We spent the first week painting classrooms at a school in Kathmandu; the children were really friendly and enthusiastic about learning English, though the primitive facilities and lack of resources were a shock… Read Full Review

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“Teaching in Thailand”

Written on: 10/01/2017 by gemmarose (1 review written)

After searching for a productive yet exciting trip for my gap year for many months I found Projects Abroad and immediately received a great deal of information from their website. I was then put in contact with a volunteer advisor who gave me information on my specific project (care) in my chosen location (Krabi, Thailand), replied quickly and answered all my questions and put any worries I had to rest. When I arrived in Krabi I met my project coordinator who I got on very well with straight… Read Full Review

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