Volunteer Name: Josie Beidleman
Project Location: Udaipur, India
Program Dates: June 1st – 30th, 2015
Volunteered at: Day care, Orphanage
1- How was the local ABV Coordinator/staff and the support provided in-country?
Good, very helpful and nice.
2- What was the most surprising thing you experienced?
Host Family: How secure and safe it was.
Country: The driving system
3- What was the most challenging thing you experienced?
Program: Not being able to communicate with the children.
Host Family: nothing
Country: how poor some people are.
4- Any tips for future volunteers… (clothing, travel, personal items, donations)
1. Modest clothing
2. bring your own reusable water bottle.
3. fundraise to give back to the kids.
5- Personal Paragraph about the experience (ABV Program Testimonial):
It was great experience. I loved getting to know the children. The country and people were amazing.
6- How would you describe your accommodation, meals, security, friendliness, quality others:
The housing was comfortable.
7- What was your favorite memory of this trip?:
Program: going with orphanage kids to a movie and treating them with food and ice cream.
Host Family: visiting different places with the family.
Country: the different culture, food and city.
8- How was the ABV USA support prior traveling?
Very good, they always responded quickly and helped me with any questions.
9.1- What do you think about the reservation system online?
Good I liked choosing my own dates.
9.2- Who did you find Abroaderview website (keywords, search engine, word mouth to mouth, recommended by .., other)
Friend volunteered with ABV organization and recommended them.
10 – Are you willing to speak to other potential ABV volunteers?