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Cuba

Cuba: Building Bridges

Muraleando, which means "mural making" in Spanish, developed into a thriving arts and culture center out of an abandoned water tank in Lawton. Today, the center brings together...

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Peru

Peru: Children of the Andes

In the heart of the Andes is the town of Cusco, where Peruvian culture is alive and well and the famous Inca trail winds through the valleys and mountain passes. Volunteers...

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Guatemala

Guatemala: Children of the Maya

You'll be based in Quetzeltenango (or "Xela" as it is referred to by the locals) known as the "city that is the soul of culture." Delve into the well-kept traditions of the...

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South Africa

South Africa: Wildlife Conservation

Wildlife in South Africa has suffered tremendously primarily due to human activity. With Discover Corps, volunteers will experience majestic wildlife up close and lend a

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Costa Rica

Costa Rica: The Sea Turtle Initiative

Sea turtles face various threats resulting in the decline of their population. Discover Corps is helping one of the turtle conservation organizations in Costa Rica to take...

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Costa Rica

Costa Rica: Protecting the Pacific

Participate in a roadless travel to the town of Uvita, Costa Rica, with Discover Corps. Volunteers will be working alongside local community members to preserve and protect...

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Cuba

Cuba: Havana Weekend Getaway

Discover Corps' Havana Weekend Getaway is a wonderful opportunity to explore the vibrant culture and customs of Cuba with limited travel time. Travelers will arrive in Havana...

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Thailand

Explore Thailand with the National Peace Corps Assn.

Uncover one of the most culturally rich nations in the world with the National Peace Corps Association (NPCA). You'll be based in Northern Thailand in Chiang Mai amongst

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Guatemala

Explore Guatemala with the Nat'l Peace Corps Assn.

Discover a land where Maya culture is alive and thriving with the National Peace Corps Association (NPCA). On this trip, operated by Discover Corps service expeditions, you'll...

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Dominican Republic

Dominican Republic: Heart & Soul of the Caribbean

Discover the rhythms of the Caribbean on the North Coast of the Dominican Republic. You will become part of a rural community surrounded by idyllic Caribbean beaches, tropical...

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Costa Rica

Costa Rica: Family Volunteer Vacation

Renowned for its world-class abundance of wildlife and being the happiest country on earth, Costa Rica is unrivaled in its natural beauty. This program gives families an

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Ecuador

Galapagos Islands: Family Vacation

Swim with friendly sea lions, snorkel with sea turtles, watch iguanas bask in the sun, and meet with giant tortoises up close while helping out at a tortoise reserve in the...

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Dominican Republic

The Dominican Republic: Global Health Initiative

In some areas of the Dominican Republic there is no formal health care system in place, this makes it difficult for locals to manage their health effectively. With Discover...

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Thailand

Thailand: Elephants & Islands Expedition

Experience the life of a mahout, or elephant caretaker. Whether it’s taking the elephants out for their morning walk through the jungle or feeding them bananas picked off...

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Discover Corps Reviews

Overall Rating

10 / 10

  • Itinerary

    9

  • Living Situation

    10

  • Cultural Immersion

    10

  • Program Administration

    10

  • Health & Safety

    10

  • Satisfaction

    9

Cuba : Havana weekend

Amazing trip ! Very well organized , had an experience not only as a tourist but living in the homes of Cubans and getting to speak and learn from them added to the beauty of the trip . We went a day early and went to Fusterlandia on our own and Museum of revolution , highly recommend that !
The group size , tours and meals were all great and our guide Ernesto and driver Frank were both so helpful and made our trip fantastic . The only thing I would add for Discover corps is to have everyone arrive by a certain time. On the first day we spent hours in our gracious hosts home waiting for the last travellers to arrive, so all the plans had to be adjusted for the next day and the tour for the first day was cancelled and changed for the next day. Aside from this everything else was totally well organized and amazing !

Program: Cuba: Havana Weekend Getaway

Overall Rating

10 / 10

  • Volunteer Placement

    10

  • Program Administration

    10

  • Living Situation

    10

  • Community Engagement

    10

  • Health & Safety

    10

  • Day to Day Life

    10

Family volunteer vacation in South Africa

I took my daughters on this trip and they absolutely loved it. Being able to get up close to wildlife that they had only seen in zoos really helped them understand wildlife in a deep and profound way. Overall, it was really fun - Conrad and Lily were great - and the lodge is unique and beautiful. It was a great immersion into the culture and wildlife of South Africa.

Program: South Africa: Wildlife Conservation

Overall Rating

10 / 10

  • Volunteer Placement

    10

  • Program Administration

    10

  • Living Situation

    9

  • Community Engagement

    9

  • Health & Safety

    10

  • Day to Day Life

    10

Unforgettable trip to South Africa with Discover Corps

I could not recommend this trip more strongly. We went on game drives and got to see wildlife up close--animals like lions, elephants, giraffes--with our expert guide, Conrad, who knows all there is to know about the bush. animal life, and conservation. We learnt a great deal about conservation of various endangered species, and about the history of South Africa, both from Conrad and our other host, Lilly. We got to volunteer at a primate shelter, visit an animal rescue shelter, and spend a day with children in a local township, singing songs in English with them and playing other games. I came away educated on conservation, and on the history of South Africa as well as some of the challenges this beautiful and complex country faces. From dancing with excited children, to taking photos of lions less than 10 feet away, to the gorgeous scenery and the wonderfully serene lodge we stayed at, this trip was life-changing and I am already thinking about how to get back to South Africa to volunteer for a longer period of time!

Program: South Africa: Wildlife Conservation

Overall Rating

10 / 10

  • Volunteer Placement

    9

  • Program Administration

    10

  • Living Situation

    10

  • Community Engagement

    9

  • Health & Safety

    10

  • Day to Day Life

    10

A great experience!

Loved the ten days I spent in Guatemala. The program was well planned and offered a balance of volunteering at a local school and being involved in experiences that helped us learn about the culture and history of this beautiful country. We met wonderful caring people, interacted with the beautiful children and teachers at the school, took interesting and informative and fun trips, listened to two men offering different perspectives of the Civil War, enjoyed delicious Guatemalan food, and learned so much from our guides, Orlando and Fredy. I would highly recommend this trip!

Program: Guatemala: Children of the Maya

Overall Rating

10 / 10

  • Volunteer Placement

    10

  • Program Administration

    10

  • Living Situation

    10

  • Community Engagement

    10

  • Health & Safety

    10

  • Day to Day Life

    10

Learning Guatemalan Culture

It is difficult to adequately express my feelings for Guatemala. The country is so beautiful yet in need of so much help.
Our wonderful hosts and quides were quite exceptional. Our tours were as enjoyable as they were informative. Our home base experience made our trip a memorable one.
I was greatly affected by the whole experience and plan to return.

Program: Guatemala: Children of the Maya

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