Review Volunteer Meghan Howell 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.
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
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.
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.