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Sri Lanka

Psychology Internships Abroad - Sri Lanka

Our placement in Sri Lanka is a unique opportunity to gain valuable psychology work experience in a new and exciting culture. Our aim is to provide skilled volunteers...

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Indonesia

Psychology Internships Abroad - Bali, Indonesia

Our Bali Mental Health placement is a 4-week opportunity to delve into global mental health. From interactive workshops to seven different projects a week, you're busy, but...

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India

Clinical and Ancient Psychology Program - India

Our Clinical and Ancient Psychology internship in India is a week-long educational program run in conjunction with NIMHANS (National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences)...

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SLV.Global Reviews

Overall Rating

10 / 10

  • Volunteer Placement

    10

  • Program Administration

    10

  • Living Situation

    10

  • Community Engagement

    10

  • Health & Safety

    10

  • Day to Day Life

    10

Cultural, liberating and growth-enhancing

My trip in India was one of the best experiences of my life for many reasons. It was my first experience outside of Europe and in a developing country. To sum it up, the reason I loved it is because it was the most perfect blend of culture and fun. From visiting grand palaces in Mysore to small, poorer shacks and markets, I experienced both extremes. The food was amazing, predominantly vegetarian which worked in my favour and all completely authentic and delicious. Manju, Sri and Yasintha particularly made my experience all the more incredible as they planned everything, nothing went wrong nor did I feel uncomfortable at any point - they made sure you had everything you needed and also made you feel as though you can simply ask for anything else. Manju in particular, went above and beyond what was expected and even had his family cook us authentic food in his family home, which gave us the proper home India experience. There is nothing I would change! My favourite part was probably the Ancient School of Wisdom. I learnt so much, how to do yoga, meditate, be mindful and all about the chakras. Laughter yoga was particularly fun. It was humbling, eye opening, liberating and so much fun - words can't do it justice.

Program: Clinical and Ancient Psychology Program - India

Overall Rating

8 / 10

  • Volunteer Placement

    7

  • Program Administration

    9

  • Living Situation

    9

  • Community Engagement

    9

  • Health & Safety

    7

  • Day to Day Life

    9

Experience of a lifetime

I was really lucky to be able to on the Mental Health Placement in Sri Lanka in the summer. I was able to gain experience in national mental health facilities and to be involved in activities with people with special needs and teach English in the community. I feel lucky to have been part of a team that is full of inspiring and bright people. I have gained valuable experience not just on the projects, but by being in a different culture and interacting with locals. I have experienced the kindness great hospitality of Sri Lankan people, not to talk about the amazing beauty of the country. All in all, it was a great experience and i would recommend it for others a 100%!

Program: Psychology Internships Abroad - Sri Lanka

Overall Rating

9 / 10

  • Volunteer Placement

    9

  • Program Administration

    7

  • Living Situation

    10

  • Community Engagement

    10

  • Health & Safety

    10

  • Day to Day Life

    10

SLV Bali Placement

My time with SLV Bali challenged me both physically and intellectually, and I could not be more pleased with the decision to spend my time with them in Indonesia. I feel overwhelming admiration for the way in which this organisation has connected students and service users across continents in such a mutually beneficial way, and while plans were indeed often unclear - at times frustratingly so - the requisite adaptability and flexibility for this programme was made clear throughout the application process, and I did not feel as though the placement itself was poorly organised. The staff seemed mostly hard-working and dedicated to keeping the programme running in a way that would let down neither service users nor volunteers, and I feel privileged to have been part of this programme while it is in formation. Being part of the projects in Bali was invaluable experience and to be immersed in a different culture while working pushed levels of tolerance, understanding and humility. This organisation has created a very special experience for so many people and I am excited for the development of the Bali placement in the future as it matures and becomes even more beneficial for the volunteers, service users and staff involved.

Program: Psychology Internships Abroad - Bali, Indonesia

  • SLV.Global responded to this review September 20, 2017 at 4:23 AM

    Hi Niamh! Thank you so much for your lovely review. We really value your constructive feedback and is the best way for us to improve as an organisation. Keep in touch and we wish you the very best of luck for the future!

Overall Rating

10 / 10

  • Volunteer Placement

    10

  • Program Administration

    10

  • Living Situation

    10

  • Community Engagement

    10

  • Health & Safety

    10

  • Day to Day Life

    10

Ready to go back to Bali!

Just arrived home from the Bali placement and to say that I had an incredible experience is an understatement. It was such an eye-opening journey whereby I learnt so much about the Balinese culture and got to put my knowledge from my degree into practical use. The homestay family I lived with were incredible. The SLV Global team were very supportive before leaving for the placement, ensuring that all of my questions were answered. The first week of the placement was for training, this set us up for success for the rest of our time in Bali. Whilst being on this placement I have met some of the most amazing people and explored what is the beautiful Bali island during the weekends.

Program: Psychology Internships Abroad - Bali, Indonesia

  • SLV.Global responded to this review September 20, 2017 at 4:20 AM

    Hi Jess! Thank you so much for your wonderful review. We loved having you on the team and really appreciated all of your hard work. We wish you the best of luck for the future.

Overall Rating

10 / 10

  • Volunteer Placement

    9

  • Program Administration

    10

  • Living Situation

    10

  • Community Engagement

    10

  • Health & Safety

    9

  • Day to Day Life

    9

I want to go back to Sri Lanka!

I did the 4-week mental health placement in Sri Lanka at the start of the year and I've been wanting to go back to Sri Lanka ever since I left! It's an amazing place, and SLV gave me the opportunity to experience a new country in a way I never had before. The experiences with mental health, disability, and children in a non-Western country is just one aspect of this program, and they are invaluable and eye-opening. What's stayed with me the most though, is the day-to-day living: everything from the food, to taking public transport, to travelling on the weekend, to learning about the culture, to getting to know the other awesome volunteers! It's definitely an experience I would recommend; as long as you have an open-mind and go with the flow, this experience will become one of your fondest memories!

Program: Psychology Internships Abroad - Sri Lanka

  • SLV.Global responded to this review September 20, 2017 at 4:20 AM

    Thank you so much for such a lovely review, Edith! We're so glad you enjoyed your time and soaking up the culture! We loved having you as part of the team. Best of luck for the future and keep in touch!

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