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Cultural Heritage & Sustainability Volunteering in Japan!

Overall Rating

10/ 10

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Amazing Experience!

I had always been interested on volunteering abroad, and I have always loved Japan. As soon as I turned 18, I started researching projects and most of them way out of my budget. I found VFP and wasn't sure whether it was reliable or not, since it was so cheap, but I really wanted to try it out so I did (I took a teaching project)... and I was not disappointed in the least, the project was perhaps the best experience I have ever lived: the living conditions were great, the project was awesome, and people were REALLY nice and thankful. I still have a hard time believing that people can actually be so overly nice, I still keep in touch with many of them and two of my former students have even mailed me gifts to my house! I got to meet volunteers from France, Belgium, Italy, Finland, and Korea and learned a lot from them. I also learned a whole lot about Japanese culture, and the food was awesome!
I definitely plan on returning to Japan through VFP, it was a million times worth it.