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An incredible, unexpected experience
Submitted by Gabrielle - Miami University | November 13, 2017
My original intent in volunteering abroad in Thailand was ideally to work in a hospital or clinic to gain experience with patients and clinicians in another country. When I was placed in a childcare center, I was admittedly a little hesitant since I requested to be placed with adults. I decided I wouldn't let this deter me because I still wanted to have this experience and have my eyes opened regardless of the demographic I would be helping. The pre-departure process was very well spelled out, and I always knew who to call for questions. Everyone involved was exceedingly friendly and helpful. My month in Thailand was one of the best of my life. I was able to travel before and after my two weeks in Bangkok. The first week my friend and I spent in Chiang Mai and Pai, and the last week was spend in Krabi. The transportation was cheap and manageable. Each city/town was so distinct but so authentic in their own ways. Getting to our temporary home in Bangkok was also a breeze thanks to my wonderful host parents, Goi and Wan. The home was very comfortable and private, and the food was to die for. Wan thankfully took us on a few tours of the city and was happy to give us rides to and from the airport. The childcare center itself exceeded my expectations. The staff was wonderful and we had great times despite the obvious language barriers. I felt useful and even felt connections with many of the children there. I still wish I could have left more of a lasting impression or done more concrete medical work, but I still think about Thailand and those children all the time. I would be hard pressed to give a better review. Thailand treated us so, so well, from central Bangkok atop impossibly high buildings, to the rural areas many tourists avoid. I would recommend this World Endeavors Volunteer Abroad in Thailand program to anyone who would listen.
Volunteering in Ghana
Submitted by Shannon McLeod - Cornell University | September 05, 2017
My time in Ghana was amazing. not only was I able to gain experience in a new place, but I was taken in by a loving family that ensured my growth and development in more than one aspect. My time in Ghana with Mr. Boateng and his family helped me to want to learn more about ways I could give back, but also ways that I could learn about the needs of cultures and people other than my own. In addition my advisor from The World Endeavors program ensured that I was fully prepared before, during and after my experience, and helped ease any anxiety I was feeling about being in a new place for the first time.
Intern in England
Submitted by Natalie - University of Minnesota | November 16, 2016
I have had a wonderful experience with the World Endeavors Intern in England program. My advisor was incredibly helpful every step of the way and quickly responded to all of my questions. My internship placement was wonderful as well and I have learned so much from this experience.
I am so glad I took advantage of this opportunity, and I would recommend World Endeavors to anyone looking to intern abroad.
Submitted by Joy Hansmeier - University of North Dakota | October 28, 2014
My semester in Ecuador was great. Going to Blue Hill gave me the opportunity to travel every weekend. The professors were very friendly and allowed for time out of class for any questions. Ecuador is easy to get around and very beautiful, and tourist friendly.
Travel is so easy in Ecuador. It is a small and beautiful country.
I first lived in a home with other international students, then moved out later because I wanted to live with my friend.
The professors at Blue Hill College were very helpful and welcoming. The classes were not as challenging as they are in the US, but i still learned a lot.
Great places to go......BanosLas Cajas National Parque (if you camp make sure to bring warm clothing)QuitoMontanita (party surf atmosphere) Tena and Misahaulli
The food in Ecuador is really good, because there is a lot of frying going on and the fruit is amazing!!! Although I only got sick once with the food from ecuador, my travel partner got sick multiple times, most of the time it depends on your stomach. As far as street food goes, try to find what looks freshest.
Traveling in Ecuador is fairly safe. If you are a woman, it is always better to travel with another person, preferably a male. I am a woman, I made one weekend trip by myself and nothing happened. Just be smart about it and you should be ok.
Life Changing Cuernavaca
Submitted by Lizbitz13 - Frostburg State University | June 27, 2014
Cuernavaca, Mexico is an incredible place to study abroad. I have met life long friends during my five month semester in Mexico. The university was incredible. The school was gorgeous who would not want to be studying in an outdoor environment. The host family was amazing! the host mom's food was incredible never got tired of their food. There were a lot of excursions to go on. I loved Acapulco with my friends. The academic life was challenging but satisfying. I am more confident with my Spanish.
Program: Study in Mexico with World Endeavors