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Kenya

Volunteer Teaching in Kenya

As in many countries, the Kenyan school system is facing many challenges including limited resources, overcrowding and lack of qualified teachers. Volunteers can work at

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Cambodia

Work with Disabled Children in Phnom Penh

The perfect placement for physical therapy and special education professionals and students who would like to help children with disabilities. This center, operated by the...

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South Africa

Public Health & Physical Therapy in Cape Town

TB/HIV/AIDS: South Africa is suffering from one of the worst TB/HIV/AIDS epidemics in the world. In 2006 the South African Department of Health estimated that 29.1% of

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Uganda

Community Development Projects in Uganda

Work with an international community development volunteer project in Uganda. Participants work with a grassroots community-based organization focused on improving the quality...

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Kenya

Orphanage and Street Children Programs in Kenya

UNICEF estimates that approximately 2.3 million children in Kenya are orphans. Many of these children move in with relatives after the deaths of their parents. Orphans are...

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Uganda

Medical Internships and Volunteer Work in Uganda

Intern or volunteer in a medical clinic or hospital in Uganda. Participants work with doctors and nurses in small clinics in Eastern Uganda. International Interns will have...

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South Africa

NGO Internships in Cape Town, South Africa

Intern with an NGO in Cape Town, South Africa to have the fulfilling experience of a lifetime in a culturally diverse and naturally beautiful setting. There are thousands...

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Vietnam

Medical Internships and Health Programs in Vietnam

The clinical placements are ideal for pharmacy and medical students, public health students, physical therapy students, and advanced premedical students. Special clinical...

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Nepal

Medical and Dental Internships in Kathmandu, Nepal

It is estimated that hundreds of thousands of Nepali people, especially women and children, suffer unnecessarily due to a lack of basic medical care. Interning at a hospital...

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Ecuador

Animal Rescue Project

Volunteer at an animal rescue center in Ecuador with ELI and get the chance to gain valuable international work experience in environmental and wildlife conservation. Choose...

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Morocco

Teach English or French in Rabat

If you are fluent in English or French and want to experience Moroccan culture, there is no better way than by sharing your language skills with the youth of Morocco. No

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Nepal

Dog and Cat Rescue in Kathmandu!

There are more than 20,000 street dogs in Kathmandu - some say, the number is closer to 30,000. There isn’t enough money or manpower or even will to take care of all of...

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Colombia

Teach in Colombia

The Colombian government is actively seeking English teachers for its major education initiative. Native English-speakers are sought to team teach with local teachers. A

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Colombia

Paid Teaching in Colombia

The Colombian government is actively seeking English teachers for its major education initiative. Native English-speakers are sought to team teach with local teachers. A

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ELI Reviews

Overall Rating

10 / 10

  • Internship Placement

    10

  • Program Administration

    10

  • Living Situation

    10

  • Cultural Immersion

    10

  • Health and Safety

    10

  • Social Life

    10

Public health internship in Cape Town

I spent an amazing semester in SA where I interned with a famous Public Health professor. I assisted in her data gathering, went with her to an international conference (she invited me) and even co-authored a paper which will be published and presented at a major professional gathering. I lived in a group home with other volunteers and interns. There were about 7 of us, from the US, South America and Europe. We hung out a lot in the evenings and did stuff together on weekends. I highly recommend ELI, tons of support and really cool programs. Other people did construction, engineering, teaching and an animal program. I came home with a ton of experience, tons of materials for my thesis, and a LOR from a big person in the field. So much more than I hoped for.

Program: Public Health & Physical Therapy in Cape Town

Overall Rating

9 / 10

  • Volunteer Experience

    10

  • Program Administration

    9

  • Living Situation

    9

  • Community Impact

    8

  • Health and Safety

    9

  • Social Life

    9

Math and English teacher

I spend 3 months volunteering through ELI abroad in Nakuru, Kenya and it was one of the best experiences of my life. I was a volunteer math teacher at the local school here in Nakuru. The school is a tremendous place to work. They give you as much freedom or structure as you like. I was able to teach even though I have no prior experience with teaching. If you would like to teach the staff guides you through the first few lessons but then gives you free and total control over the class to complete the syllabus. The school has a variety of different classes, levels, and subjects so it is easy to find your place. It is easiest and most convenient to teach english or math. All teaching is done in English so a proficiency in english is required. If teaching is not what you would like to pursue, the school has many other areas to help out in. The boys and girls orphanages along with a women crisis center can always use an extra hand from the volunteers. New life international Africa school is a great place to volunteer because of their tremendous staff and students making you feel at home no matter where you choose to lend your helping hand.

As you are volunteering I was able to stay with the other ELI volunteers along with a host mother. The place is a great house to stay in. Located just a short walk to school or to town, equipt with all the amenities to make you feel safe and loved.

I had a terrific experience volunteering in Kenya with ELI abroad and would recommend it to anyone.

Program: Volunteer Teaching in Kenya

Overall Rating

10 / 10

  • Volunteer Experience

    10

  • Program Administration

    10

  • Living Situation

    10

  • Community Impact

    8

  • Health and Safety

    9

  • Social Life

    9

Volunteer at new life in Nakuru

I came to Kenya in order to work as a volunteer at the girls and boys home in Nakuru. When I arrived there I realize that there where many things to do there and different ways to help. New life is not only a school and orphanage, they have also a garment making and crisis center for women who have been abused in different ways. During my time in Nakuru I have been able to use my knowledge in psychology (bachelor's and master's degree) and work together with social workers and counselors. I am developing a program about sexual education for the girls at the garment making and doing group therapies once a week. I am also having the opportunity to do group therapy with the girls from the crisis center and to implement a workshop about emotions one to two times a week. One of the best parts about working as volunteer in Nakuru is that everything is quite flexible and you can help in different areas and ways. I defenitly recommend other people to come and volunteer here!

Program: Orphanage and Street Children Programs in Kenya

Overall Rating

10 / 10

  • Volunteer Experience

    10

  • Program Administration

    10

  • Living Situation

    10

  • Community Impact

    10

  • Health and Safety

    10

  • Social Life

    10

The best thing you'll ever do

My experience with ELI was phenomenal. You would never know it was a non-profit by the service you receive. The staff was amazing - they provided me with all the information I needed and answered all my questions leading up to my trip. You can tell they really care about their volunteers! They're dedicated to making sure you have a great place to volunteer and live and explore. They even followed my social media while I was abroad! My experience in Iganga was amazing. I worked in the hospital and got to shadow doctors and assist patients in tons of different wards (male, female, maternity, surgery, pediatrics, etc.). My family was lovely and took such great care of me and cooked such tasty food! The town was cute and easy to get around and fit things. I could not recommend this program or ELI in general any higher. If you are considering volunteering abroad please please go through ELI. I promise you will be sooo thankful you did!

Program: Medical Internships and Volunteer Work in Uganda

Overall Rating

10 / 10

  • Volunteer Experience

    10

  • Program Administration

    10

  • Living Situation

    9

  • Community Impact

    8

  • Health and Safety

    7

  • Social Life

    8

Great experience

My volunteering experience was life changing. I spent 4 months in Nakuru, surrounded by beautiful children and having the opportunity to give them hope was amazing. Getting a smile out of these kids was such a joy! I would do it all over again and hopefully I can go back someday.

Program: Volunteer Teaching in Kenya

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