The program was one of a kind. Not only was it educational, it was also fun and to give back to the community.
Suggest a trip to Pokhara (outside of Kathmandu) and see the Buddhas and the lake
For lunch or food/meal suggest a Nepali restaurant with Nepalese food. It’s so yummy.
Keep an open mind. Understand that everything you do means something. Never underestimate your ability to have an impact and to make a real difference in someones life. Even if you feel like you didn´t do anything, or that it just wasn´t enough – it was. It is appreciated, someone is grateful. That is what it is all about.
Being an international volunteer is life changing. Immersing yourself in another culture and being present to the stories and needs of the people there is priceless.
GO, GO, GO!
The orphanage is such an amazing wonderful place to volunteer at. It’s going to be very tough leaving, really it has a place in my heart. These kids are truly awesome and have so much love to give.
I just wanted to thank everyone for this incredible experience. I will never forget the love that I was shown this week it was unforgettable. This volunteer trip has confirmed my passion for working with kids and helping others. This was not a one week program for me, I am going to forever hold the kids in my heart and hopefully come back in the near future and if not help from afar.
I will be forever changed by this program. I will forever understand the blessings in my life. And act upon those situations that people are in where they are in fortunate than I. I honestly feel that my world has change.
Nepal is a beautiful country with wonderful, warm & friendly people. Very inviting, being here is absolutely pleasure and honor. I have thoroughly enjoying my time while volunteering with a broader view, sudhir & his team and staying in their lovely house. It’s been absolutely incredible experience and I feel I have had an opportunity to both share and teach and at the same time I have learned and discovered so much about the Nepali culture as well as myself.
I learned so much from this trip. The medical experience gained here cannot be experienced in the US. I watched a range of operation from a miscarriage, a C-section, a broken hand, actually lending a hand in the making of casts, starting an IV.
I realized that so many people depend on these services from doctors. Costs are kept as low as possible in order for services to be accessible to the people. A dental cleaning was $5 and a tooth extraction was $2.50. A medical student was getting her cleaning done at the government clinic, and I think that says a lot about the quality of work for a low price. The doctors here are honest people who like to do their job.
Review Volunteer Wendy Tyler in Peru Cusco at the Seniors Care Center and health Care Center
I've done a similar trip in Guatemala with another program but it cannot compare to going through ABV. The coordinator is with you every step of the way and cares that you are getting the most out of the program. As a result, I learned and saw so much that I wouldn't have been able to see as a volunteer in the U.S. I got to take vital signs, help out in wound care, and I learned to start IV leads and administer medications and vaccines. I got to witness live births and hear about the surgeries that other ABV volunteers witnessed. It was also cool to meet other volunteers also from ABV and hear about their experiences. What I loved most was learning from the doctors and nurses who enjoyed teaching us despite how busy they were and who had the patience to explain to us the whys and the hows. In the U.S., it's harder to find doctors who are willing to take that time of their days. Overall, this was an amazing 2 weeks and I'm excited to share it with my family and friends back home. I definitely recommend this to anyone in the health care field who would like to get a taste of what health care is like in a different country. You will learn a lot and get a decent amount of hands-on experience!
My experience with A Broader View was great. It is so well organized and very affordable. You can find cheaper alternatives but you will be sacrificing this level of organization and the chance to do so much in the actual program. Not only did I gain a ridiculous amount of medical experience in just 2 weeks, I learned so much about Honduran culture and the way of life.
I had a wonderful time in Nepal with the “Divas Abroad group” and A Broader View. I had never been to Asia before and getting to connect with the culture and the people was an eye opening and humbling experience.