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Construction and Environmental Volunteer Projects in Germany

Overall Rating

7/ 10

  • Volunteer Experience

    7

  • Program Administration

    8

  • Living Situation

    6

  • Community Impact

    7

  • Health and Safety

    7

  • Social Life

    6

IJGD - Bayreuth Garden Project

No amount of International Relations coursework or even studying abroad could prepare me for learning the ins and outs of navigating cultural barriers and different work expectations. The program truly opened my eyes and taught me how to be more accepting and understanding. I volunteered at the end of March in Bavaria county in Germany. The first week we experienced hail and torrential downpour and yet there were people still working on our labyrinth! Needless to say, I found I much more value my health over my work. However, it did clear up and we managed to finish even with our reduced time given the weather! It was rewarding; next time though I think I will go during the summer.