Volunteer Name: Samantha Murdock
Project Location: Quito, Ecuador
Program Dates:  June 5, 2014 to June 26, 2014          
Volunteered At:  Child care center.

What was your favorite memory of this trip? I can't pick just one, but my favorite memories are of playing outside with the kids.

What was the most difficult thing you experienced? The language barrier was much more difficult to deal with than I thought it would be.

What was the one thing you wished you were better prepared for?  I wish I had worked more on my Spanish before I left.

Any tips for future volunteers… (clothing, travel, personal items, donations, sightseeing etc) Just try to treasure every moment, because it goes by really fast!

How would you describe/rate your experience working with the ABV staff  in the USA? 10 out of 10!  They were great and answered any and all questions I had.

How was the local ABV Director and the support provided in-country? The in-country support was great.

Personal Paragraph (ABV Program Testimonial): I am so thankful that I went to Quito with A Broader View.  The people I worked with were great, the project was great, and it was an all around amazing experience.  I definitely chose the right organization to volunteer with.

Are you willing to speak to other potential ABV volunteers? Yes.

A Broader View Volunteer (ABV)  allows every traveler to choose their own program start date. This means you can arrive on any flight, any day of the week. Since ABV program fees are 100% tax deductible* we encourage you to fund raise. ABV offers advice and assistance with flight planning, affordable travel insurance, as well as procuring a visa, if necessary. Our ABV staff is available to any your questions. Contact us by email, through the on-line chat feature on our website or call us toll free at 866-423-3258.


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