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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 – A Wildlife Sanctuary Beyond My Wildest Dreams

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Volunteer in South Africa – The Wildlife Sanctuary Hartebeespoort, South Africa My name is Jens; I am 21 years old and from Germany. I volunteered at the Wildlife Sanctuary near to Johannesburg, for a period two weeks. It the first big journey I had taken on my own and besides volunteering in South Africa, I had also planned a three ...

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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 Costa Rica at the Sea Turtle Conservation Project

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Volunteer in Costa Rica at the Sea Turtle Conservation Project Pacific Coast, Costa Rica It was almost a year ago that I started to plan my big trip. I knew that I wanted to go to an exotic location that would be full of wildlife and culture. After hearing stories and seeing pictures from friends who had traveled the world, ...

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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 Israel | Saving Eilat’s Coral Reef

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Volunteer in Israel – Coral Reef Reserve Eilat, Israel As with any new experience, I was a little nervous and apprehensive as I had no idea what to expect when volunteering in Israel. Those feelings quickly disappeared upon meeting my fellow volunteers at the GoEco orientation where we were briefed on what to expect and all of our questions were ...

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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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Volunteering in South Africa – Caring for Orphans in St. Lucia

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Volunteer in South Africa – Orphan day care St. Lucia, South Africa I always wanted to help people and children around the world, to contribute in their lives, and make a difference. Volunteering in South Africa was my perfect opportunity. I entered into the world of the Zulu Tribe. I learned their language so I could communicate with the villagers ...

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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 Zimbabwe – Unforgettable Memories from the Wildlife Orphanage

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Volunteer in Zimbabwe – Wildlife Orphanage Bulawayo, Zimbabwe My volunteer work at the Zimbabwe Wildlife Orphanage was phenomenal, one of those life-altering experiences that you don’t know how to begin explaining to others. But here’s my attempt: I was picked up from the airport by the owners. Coming from Finland, you can imagine the journey was long and exhausting, but ...

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