Affordable Volunteering Abroad in China: Costs from USD 270
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Affordable Volunteering Abroad in China: Costs from USD 270

Overall Rating

10/ 10

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  • Day to Day Life



I worked for just over one week out in a Providence of Xian teaching English at two schools

As I stayed with a family I was able to experience first hand their culture. My motto before I left to go wad to do what the locals do with no complaints, enjoy the experience whether good or bad, which I did, this allowed me to interact with the people many a time using our mobile phone apps to communicate which on the whole we did really well in understanding each other

Was made to feel welcome by teachers, students and the people of the community often being invited to homes for a meal

I thoroughly enjoyed the experience amongst the people from the Province and certainly have learnt how to be humble and that one does not need much to survive in life and still be happy

I also spent just over a week in Xian City teaching at a Disabled Center which I also enjoyed but at a more comfortable level

While I did enjoy working in the city my working experience out in the Province far outweighs the city in regard to the hardships of every day life and some of the living conditions experienced by some people and yet still have a smile on their face and such a friendly manner

  • International Volunteer HQ responded to this review November 14, 2017 at 6:10 PM

    Hi Caroline, We are so happy to hear that you thoroughly enjoyed your experience in China and it certainly sounds you began your program with an awesome attitude. Thanks for sharing and we would love to have you join us again!
    Sarah – IVHQ China Program Manager