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Volunteer Abroad Reviews

Camila Herrera
Nationality: Colombian
Age: 18
Program: Guatemala
Project: Medical Campaign
Date: August 2016 - 2 weeks

As soon as I got to the volunteer house it felt like home. Meeting so many incredible people, from so many different cultures was the best part of my trip. You literally never felt alone, whether you wanted to go eat, buy something at the market, or just walk through the city, you would always have someone to go with. At nights we all went out together, and had lots of fun. My placement was incredible, being able to work at the medical project was a blessing, I learned so much. I got to talk with the patients, then I did triage, gave vaccinations, heal some wounds, suture, worked at the pharmacy where I learned about basic pharmacology and obviously got to know incredible doctors and nurses. As soon as I got home, I came back to IVHQ to book my trip for my next vacation. I definitely encourage everyone who is thinking about doing it to give it a shot, you will have the best experience of your life, and will come back home with such a different perspective on life!

Emily Aspinall
Nationality: British
Age: 20
Program: Thailand
Project: Teaching English
Date: July 2016 - 4 weeks

Volunteering in Thailand with IVHQ is one of the best things I've ever done. I've made so many amazing friends from around the world while learning so much about myself and a brand new culture.

Andrea Hinojosa
Nationality: Bolivian
Age: 22
Program: Vietnam - Ho Chi Minh
Project: Food Outreach
Date: July 2016 - 3 weeks

Traveling to Vietnam with IVHQ for the first time was amazing. I had support from both ends and​ was able to enjoy my placement and ​also ​do traveling. I​ loved how​​ I was able to meet other volunteers of​ different ages and from different countries. The orientation week​ is also worth doing as you learn so much about the country!

Adrian Lupo
Nationality: Australian
Age: 29
Program: Italy
Project: Teaching English
Date: February 2016 - 3 weeks

Naples is a lively city. There is a lot happening, quite a bit to take in and best of all, it is a historical beautiful city. When in need of advice or direction, it is worthwhile asking the friendly staff. They're very informative, trust me. Volunteering is an eye, mind and soul opener. It begins from home, and ends up God knows where.

Paulina Grzelak
Nationality: Polish
Age: 23
Program: India - Delhi
Project: Slum Teaching
Date: August 2016 - 2 weeks

IVHQ is absolutely amazing! I spent 3 weeks in Delhi, everything was organized in a very good way, it was safe, everyone was helpful, the host family was open-minded and trying to do their best to make you feel at home. The slum teaching program opened my eyes to a lot of things, gave me a fantastic experience and beautiful memories. I miss those kids and I'm looking forward to going next year and I strongly recommend IVHQ!

Zena-Marie Adams
Nationality: British
Age: 26
Program: Brazil
Project: Teaching English
Date: August 2016 - 4 weeks

I had the most amazing time volunteering with IVHQ teaching English in Rio. The community was so warm and welcoming and the kids were great fun. I would recommend this to anyone!


Yuk Ming Isaac Lee
Nationality: Hong Kongese
Age: 27
Program: Tanzania
Project: Teaching
Date: August 2016 - 4 weeks

An extremely rewarding experience not only in that you have helped your host country to become a better place, but also the personal development you have garnered when interacting with volunteers from all over the world. Appreciate the diversity of cultures and languages while embracing an inclusive approach in treating each other will bring you an unforgettable experience that you will treasure in years to come.

Shruthi Sivadasan
Nationality: Indian
Age: 23
Program: Tanzania
Project: Teaching
Date: August 2016 - 2 weeks

I would definitely recommend to everyone who is thinking to volunteer abroad to just do it. It is the best possible way to give back to community, do something meaningful and explore an unknown country. You are humbled by the experience  and have such a greater appreciation of your own life. My only regret is that I wished I had done this sooner. I was teaching in Tanzania for 2 weeks in Miale Pre and Primary School. I have fallen in love with the place and will definitely be coming back soon!


Robert Reiling
Nationality: American
Age: 45
Program: Mexico
Project: Teaching English
Date: August 2016 - 1 week

It sounds like a cliché, but this really does rank among one of the best experiences of my life. There is no other way to connect with people in country on such a deep level, than volunteer tourism. Everyone should do this once in their lives, and it doesn't matter how old you are.

Marissa Mason
Nationality: American
Age: 22
Program: Mexico
Project: Childcare
Date: July 2016 - 4 weeks

A huge part of volunteering is not knowing what to expect. Having gone on three IVHQ trips myself, I now know there are a few things that can almost be guaranteed. You will meet the most interesting, fun, laid-back people, and you'll end up leaving with best friends from half a dozen different countries around the world. One of those countries will be Australia. As corny as it is, your trip will be life changing, and the reality is, only those who were on the trip with you will truly understand the depth of its impact. If you're thinking about doing your first trip, (a) do it, and (b) be prepared to catch the travel bug. You will no longer be content staying in one place the rest of your life.

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