Review Volunteer Meghan Howell in Peru Cusco Child Care Program

  Review Meghan Howell Volunteer in Peru Cusco Child Care Program

1- How was the local ABV Coordinator/staff and the support provided in-country?
 The Staff were very  supportive and helpful throughout the stay! I enjoyed my time here a lot. We took a lot of pictures and went on many adventures.

2- What was the most surprising thing you experienced?
Host Family: The meals are very different than in the US.
Country: How mainly people that drive are males and the cars are very small.

 Review Meghan Howell Volunteer in Peru Cusco Child Care Program

3- What was the most challenging thing you experienced?
Host Family: It was very hard being away from my family, however, the host family were extremely supportive.
Country: the thing that challenged me the most was the different foods. I'm extremely picky so it as hard getting around the specific foods I do not usually eat.

4- Any tips for future volunteers… (clothing, travel, personal items, donations)
1. bring big water bottles to store water in
2. bring a variety of sweatshirts ...it gets cold.
3. EAT EAT EAT. do not become starving and dehydrated.
4. have fun and take pictures.

5.1-Other things volunteers should know before coming here:
a. be prepared to walk a lot
b. there's not a lot of wifi, take advantage when you can

 Review Meghan Howell Volunteer in Peru Cusco Child Care Program

6- Personal Paragraph about the experience (ABV Program Testimonial):
I loved this trip, however I do wish we could have worked more in the orphanage.
it was an amazing, eye opening experience and I can't wait for the next experience.

7- How would you describe your accommodation, meals, security, friendliness, quality others:
 everyone was super friendly and helpful.
I've definitely made some life long friends.
I never felt unsafe during the trip. it was all around an amazing time.

 Review Meghan Howell Volunteer in Peru Cusco Child Care Program

8- What was your favorite memory of this trip?:
Program: being able to help where people needed it...especially in the kindergarten teaching English!
Host Family: having her take on the mom roll and be very involved
Country: going to the sun gate in Machu Picchu was my favorite thing in country.

9- How was the ABV USA support prior traveling?
the website was a lot easier to use than other organizations we've used in the past places we've traveled to.

9.1- What do you think about the reservation system online
the reservation system was fine. I had no problems with it!

9.2- Who did you find Abroaderview website
 found Abroaderview through our club leader who has used it and had people experience it as well.

10 – Are you willing to speak to other potential ABV volunteers?
 yes, I am willing to speak to other potential ABV volunteers.

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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Volunteer Program Fee – ABV donation fund, airport pick-up, orientation, program supervision, accommodation and meals during volunteer program period, in-country 24/7 volunteer support and in-country administration costs. As a US Non-Profit Charity Organization all your fees are tax deductible and you can fundraise from our website to pay for the fees.

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