Projects Abroad Programs
Interning abroad in Medicine & Healthcare in Tanzania is an excellent way to gain experience combined with the chance to help people in some of the most under-resourced medical...
The coral reefs and mangrove swamps on the coast of Thailand are stunning places and they're doing well. They are threatened though. Threatened by fishing, by tourism, by...
Projects Abroad offers the opportunity for volunteers of all ages to join our Care project in Costa Rica, This childcare project is based in day care centers and kindergartens....
Interns in the Occupational Therapy project in Vietnam of Projects Abroad live and work in the city of Hanoi. Occupational Therapy interns provide crucial support to staff,...
Ecuador has been named by ecologists as one of the world’s “megadiversity hotspots” and is one of the most species-rich countries on earth. The Galapagos Islands are...
Projects Abroad Reviews
Working with women entrepreneurs in Arusha
Submitted by Jose Chiriboga - College of Charleston | September 24, 2017
Even though most of the women's situations were very sad, the willingness to learn, the appreciation for the volunteers and their drive to become better was inspiring. I volunteered for a month in the Micro Finance project in Arusha, and I have to say I probably learnt more in that month than in my 3 years in college. We were only two volunteers in my placement, hence we were given a huge responsibility. Working with almost 100 women, who each of them had their own business. One of our responsibilities included creating the lesson plans, as well as preparing the material for the educational portion of our job. This included everything from teaching them English and maths, to business concepts. I really enjoyed this part because I had never been given the opportunity to make lesson plans or lead a classroom before, and I found a true passion for it. The second part had to do with the financial help. We gave loans to the women. This meant we had to do all the loan payment collection, keep track and correct their bookkeeping books, and tech them how to properly do it. This portion of the program was more straightforward, but I still learnt a lot from it.
This is a great project, organized by an amazing group of people! I would recommend anyone to do it. Specially if you want to be part of the change in so many women's lives.
A volunteer for a month
Submitted by Emma - Orangeville district | September 17, 2017
My name is Emma, and i recently spent a month volunteering in Jamaica through projects abroad. I was doing their care project, and get placed in an orphanage. It was one of the best experiences i could ever ask for. I got to help children who needed it along with making amazing lifelong friendships with other volunteers. Along with that, i got to be submerged into a totally different culture which made me grow so much as a person and have a new understanding of my own life.
Care and Community Christmas Program
Submitted by Ali Dimitriou - High school | September 15, 2017
I took part in one of the projects abroad care and community Christmas programs volunteering in Ghana. It was an absolutely amazing experience. I got the chance to work at an orphanage teaching English, organizing activities, fundraising, and just spending time with the kids. I made some really good friends from around the world and got to really submerge myself in Ghanaian culture. My host family was so great and the projects abroad staff were very helpful and kind. Overall an unforgettable 2 weeks.
My unforgettable experience!
Submitted by HeidiM - Long Island University | September 10, 2017
My trip to South Africa was phenomenal! I am blown away by the beauty of the country and the people! I volunteered for the child care program in Cape town for two weeks. I worked directly with the children and assisted the staff with creating programs that will enhance their social-emotional development and academic abilities. The other volunteers and I taught the children basic hygiene practices through songs and visual prompts. Seeing the children learn while having fun was very rewarding! The principle was constantly expressing her gratitude and pointed out how happy the children were having us around to play and learn with. I will never forget all the moments of playing, singing, eating, having small talks, doing arts and crafts and reading! They will forever stay in my heart and memory. I am impressed by the professionalism and support Projects Abroad staff members offer. Being that it was my first time traveling alone overseas, I was nervous and skeptical about booking my flight. The travel team was patient with me and helped me book my flight. This gave me a sense of peace and security. I appreciate the attentiveness staff members provided during my stay in South Africa. They made sure I was safe and satisfied at all times.
My host family were sweet and welcoming. The meals were delicious and there were always snacks and fruits available (which helped for long days at work). It was interesting living with five roommates from all around the world. I was able to learn about different cultures and upbringings. From talking about our day at work to going on unforgettable adventures together, everyday was filled with excitement! I will forever be grateful to Projects Abroad for creating such amazing opportunities for people to give to those in need in exchange for a life changing experience. I went on this trip with an open heart to help children and came back filled with compassion and hope!
Projects Abroad responded to this review September 11, 2017 at 12:13 PM
Dear Heidi. What a lovely picture! Thank you for joining us and helping the children in South Africa. We are thrilled to have been part of your life-changing experience. Hope to see you again soon in another one of our programs!
Fun volunteer time in Cuyutlan
Submitted by Elaine - Highschool | September 10, 2017
It was a really fun experience to volunteer in Cuyutlan, Mexico. I joined the Sea Turtle Conservation program, which aimed to take care of the sea turtles. The most interesting part was to pick up the baby turtle eggs near the sea in the morning. You can see the most beautiful view of the world near by the sea in Cuyutlan. Also, picking up the eggs, seeing the small turtles growing up and putting them back to the sea was meaningful to me. It made me feel that I did help them live. Anyways, it was a special and enjoyable experience to live and take care of the sea turtles and other animals. It was a great volunteer program to join to get close to sea turtles and know more about their behaviors or features.
Projects Abroad responded to this review September 11, 2017 at 12:14 PM
Hi Elaine. Oh yes, your contribution really does help the sea turtles make it and hopefully live a long and healthy life. Thank you so much for helping out! It's great to hear you were able to enjoy the beautiful scenery of Cuyutlan as well. Thanks for sharing!