Global Volunteer Projects - Legit?Watch
I wonder if anyone here has been travelling with GVP?
Was your experience good?
Maybe if you are still worried ask to speak to someone who has been with them before?
Or maybe give the company a call and ask for feedback etc. Let me know how you get on.
This may be a bit late for any of you guys, but I have just come back from a month in Ghana with global volunteer projects, and I had the time of my life. The company is legit and although the organisation at the uk end may seem a bit sketchy, it all comes together when you get there, I did the medicine and orphanage projects, and loved every second of it, met the most amazing people, and in general had a blast. So if your thinking about going with global go for it, you'll love it (Y)
I went to India and did the medical project for 6 weeks. I would not recommend Global Volunteer Projects to anyone.
I felt like I had a complete waste of 6 weeks doing my elective there and may as well have stayed at home and saved the money! The elective in Ghana may have been great but the one in India was appalling, and the same was said from others I met there.
We were told to get a tourist visa, but that doesn't enable you to actually do anything. You turn up at the hospital and nobody knows who you are or why you're there. I was often told to just go to the library. It was suitable for people wanting to apply for medicine and the people I was with who did the orphanage project and the journalism project thoroughly enjoyed it.
Others I spoke to, including other medical students, student nurses and student midwives all agreed that they were completely misold their elective and will be complaining. The midwifery student arrived to be told that there's no such thing as midwives in India - all the babies are delivered by obstetricians!
I'm sorry if others enjoyed their elective there, but I feel a duty to let you know about mine and other's experiences in India. Clearly there's a reason that there's no reviews!
There are so many organisations it really does pay to research, I would recommend trying these orgs...
Work the Work
One World 365
Also check Facebook for feedback too, if they don't have a page there or comments then get suspicious!