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Pandas, Pandas, Everywhere – Volunteering in China at the Giant Panda Center

Volunteer in China – Giant Panda Center Ya’an City, China It’s amazing how quickly & densely memories can gather in a short span of time.  I volunteered at the Giant Panda Conservation project in China for only 2 weeks, yet I went away feeling so filled to the brim with incredible memories and deep feelings. Maybe it’s because I managed ...

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Sea Turtle Conservation Project – Volunteering in Costa Rica

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Volunteer in Costa Rica – Sea Turtle Conservation Cameronal, Costa Rica As I stepped off of the plane in Costa Rica I thought to myself: “What have I gotten myself into? I am in a country where I don’t know a single person, and I hardly speak any Spanish. I am not up for this!” However, the moment I stepped ...

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Volunteering in Israel at the Mountain Eco Lodge

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Volunteer in Israel – Mountain Eco Lodge Nimrod, Israel After discovering GoEco through a local organization, I decided to partake in an internship abroad. After reviewing the projects, I decided that volunteering in Israel at the Mountain Eco Lodge would give me the experience I was looking for. I was embarking on an opportunity to discover a new country with ...

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Volunteering in South Africa at the Elephant and Rhino

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Volunteer in South Africa – Elephant and Rhino Conservation Durban, South Africa My adventure began in the middle of May; I was traveling by myself at 22 years old from the United States to volunteer in South Africa at the Elephant and Rhino Conservation project. After over thirty hours of flying I arrived in Durban, South Africa, and was met ...

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Volunteering in Goa at the Teaching and Orphanage Work Project

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Volunteering in Goa – Teaching and Orphanage Work in Goa Goa, India In January 2014, I volunteered for two weeks in Goa, India. I had the experience of my life; I loved meeting the other volunteers, exploring the area during the introduction week, spending time at the projects and learning so much about not only Indian culture but the cultures of ...

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Volunteering in Italy – International Hospitality Experience

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Volunteer in Italy – Rome Hostel Experience Rome, Italy Thanks to GoEco I had the chance to spend eight amazing weeks volunteering at an international hostel in Rome. When I first arrived at the hostel I was introduced to the staff. I had no idea they would become my close friends after just a few short days. It’s fair to say that ...

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Volunteering in Israel at the Multicultural Summer Camp

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Volunteer in Israel – Mulicultural Summer Camp Druze Village, Israel I had already been living abroad on my own for a year but the idea of spending two weeks volunteering at a summer camp in an Israeli Druze village without knowing anyone was still pretty daunting. Although I had prior experience working with kids, teaching English to a group of ...

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Volunteering in Portugal – Porto Hostel Adventure!

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Volunteer in Portugal – Porto Hospitality Internship City OR Place, Country I have been home for almost 2 months and am missing Porto every day. The experience I had, volunteering in Portugal, was one that I will carry with me for the rest of my life. I started by interning at Porto Spot Hostel for 8 weeks, after just a ...

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Volunteering in Argentina | Making Friends for a Lifetime!

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Volunteer in ARGENTINA – Community Work in Buenos Aires Buenos Aires/Patagonia, Argentina I just want to start by saying that travelling to the country of Argentina was one of the best decisions I have made in my life. The people there are incredible and the country is beautiful and has such a unique culture.    

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Volunteering in Kenya – Discovering the Slums of Kibera

Volunteer in Kenya – Orphanage and Teaching Limuru, Kenya                                *Please note that GoEco no longer offers this project. * My Orphanage and Teaching Project was located in Limuru, Kenya. I stayed at the Brackenhurst establishment and worked at a private primary school. The day at the school ...

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VOLUNTEER in ISRAEL – Multicultural Eco Summer Camp

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Volunteer in ISRAEL – Multicultural Eco Summer Camp The most exciting part about my journey was learning about the different cultures and religions. You can read about such things or watch them on TV but it is nothing like experiencing them first hand. I think it’s very important to learn that there are people in this world who were raised ...

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Volunteering in Israel – Hostel Marketing and Travel Internship

Volunteer in ISRAEL – JERUSALEM HOSTEL MARKETING INTERNSHIP Jerusalem, Israel I love this place! After a previous Israel tour program, I extended my stay to continue volunteering in Israel for the Jerusalem Hostel Marketing and Travel Internship. While I was there, I found out that they were voted the 8th Best Large Hostel in the world, according to the Hostelworld.com 2013 ...

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Volunteering in China – Mother and Daughter Adventure!

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Volunteer in China – Giant Panda Center China My mother and I just came back from volunteering in China at the Giant Panda Center. There were not enough hours in the day to feel like we got enough time with the amazing creatures. We went to bed thinking how we just can’t wait until we wake up the next day.

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VOLUNTEERING IN ISRAEL | Hostel Adventure in Central Jerusalem

Volunteer in Israel – Ecotourism in Central Jerusalem Jerusalem, ISRAEL I was a participant in the GoEco Ecotourism in Central Jerusalem program,  fall of 2012. I chose the program because I had attended a study trip and decided to extend it, so I needed something rewarding to do with my time in Israel. Although the placement is in a fairly new ...

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VOLUNTEERING in ISRAEL – Eco-tourism Development in Nazareth

Volunteer in ISRAEL – ECO-TOURISM DEVELOPMENT IN NAZARETH Nazareth, Israel Hallo volunteers (both current and wannabes)! I’m a 26 year old guy from Lithuania, currently living and studying in Aberdeen, Scotland. This Summer I experienced the most wonderful travel adventure, I can safely say it was the best time of my life. Fed up with Scottish weather and the workload ...

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