Raleigh International Programs
Spend five, seven, or 10 weeks living and working in the heart of the Malaysian rainforest, experiencing nature like never before. A Raleigh international expedition combines...
You could spend 5, 7 or 10 weeks living and working in rural Nepal – one of the world’s most beautiful and enchanting countries. Join a Raleigh expedition with volunteers...
Live alongside some of the world's most fascinating communities. A Raleigh expedition to Costa Rica and Nicaragua is a unique opportunity to help tackle poverty, whilst living...
Raleigh International Reviews
Raleigh Borneo... what a place, what an adventure
Submitted by Fred Campbell-Jones - Leicester England | November 26, 2016
I went with Raleigh as a project manager and a medic. I had an amazing, challenging, enjoyable and fulfilling experience. The country staff and fellow project managers became my family for three months. I learnt lots of new skills, faced physical and mental challenges. I feel I made a difference to the young venturers and to the local communities. It is impossible to get such a life changing experience anywhere else. I have fond memories of the good times and the tough times. I still stay in touch with fellow project managers and I have since helped out last minute as a medic for Raleigh Tanzania too. Some say I can't get enough of Raleigh.
A life changing experience
Submitted by chris dade - Cunha | November 26, 2016
I can not put into words how much this experience meant to me. It was life changing in so many ways. You learn so much about the importance of team work, respect, becoming humble. The whole structure of Raleigh is brilliantly planned and executed. Even though we were really living off the beaten track I always felt safe. This to me is a real experience as often traveling I find can be very artificial in the experiences you have. With Raleigh we lived with a tribe who had little contract with westerners and the experience I feel for all of us was very beneficial. Tanzania is a very special place, its warmth and culture made an everlasting impression on me. From teaching in the school, working alongside villagers to bring a fresh water supply to the community, helping local people to preserve the lives of elephants, climbing mountains (the list could go on!) This is an experience I will carry in my heart forever. I couldn't recommend it more highly, what an adventure, what a challenge, what an opportunity to come together and unify on something that changes lives both of local Tanzanians and volunteers!
An ressourcefull and life changing experience
Submitted by Hicham ALAMI HASSANI - The university of exeter | November 25, 2016
Ok, in order to make it short and tedious I'll be straight forward,I was very dubitative about the group activities that were aside of the voluntary work, nevertheless the experience is enchanting and the indigenous people of borneo are touching, plus if you take time to make bonds with them you might learn some important life lessons.
For anyone interested in discovering the south-asian islands and especially borneo, I highly recommend the experience.
Experience of a lifetime!!
Submitted by David - Bermuda College | November 22, 2016
You learn so much about yourself. You learn your limits and push to exceed them. Then you learn the amount of inner strength you have is outstanding. Community phase is amazing. I spent 7 weeks in Chap Thok and fell in love.!!!
I made lifelong friends, gained a new home and a new family. My life is forever changed and I thank Raleigh for everything it's given me...
If you're looking a change, a challenge, an adventure.... this is definitely the program
Find Out What You're Made Of!!
Submitted by Abdinasir Abukar - London United Kingdom | November 22, 2016
It all started about a poster at college. Later someone presented the opportunity and a speaker from Raleigh was there who presented the opportunity and answered many questions students asked. After application, very few students were elected to go to the expedition and we were the first group from my college who went to different countries with Raleigh and the rest story to be told. My first choice was Borneo, but luckily I was told that I got Costa Rica for 10! weeks!
The ten weeks I have spent in Costa Rica in 2013, there is nothing on earth I would substitute them. It changed my perception of reality. It made me who I am today which is someone different, far different from who I used to be. And I have made a lifetime friendship with different people around the world. I have gained leadership skills which later benefited me in my work place. The Trek, the environmental project and the people I have met always come to my mind every single day. The experience I had and all the challenges I have come across, made me different person which I am really very proud that I had taken the opportunity to have filled that form while I was in college.
I would do anything to go another expedition with Raleigh, though I am struggling to balance work and life which is really hard. But I am sure that I will do another expedition with
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