United Planet is a non-profit organization with a mission - to create a global community, one relationship at a time. We connect volunteers who want to make a difference with communities in 35 countries, where they learn, teach, work, engage and immerse themselves in a culture outside their comfort zone. For many, it's the most fulfilling experience of their lives.
RakhiAge: 25-30FemaleHouston, TXLouisiana State University- Baton Rougesolo traveler to a beautiful country05/03/2015How could this program be improved?
For professionals, I think it would be more helpful to see what their expectations are, given that they may be setting their expectations on being hands on and really being able to help with their skills. Since I wasn't able to see what I was hoping to be exposed to, I was a little disappointed, but I also understand that Pablo wasn't available the week that I was in Ecuador. So I may have been placed in a different area if he was there.
CatherineAge: 18 or youngerFemaleHopkinton, MassachusettsMy most amazing summers...08/28/2014
KAge: 25-30FemaleBostonUniversity of ArizonaVolunteer Teaching in Ghana07/22/2014
AlisonAge: 19-24FemaleBoston MAJames Madison UniversityCounseling Center Quest06/19/2014How could this program be improved?
While I was there, there were a few things that I would have liked to change but now that I have been back home for a while, I wouldn't want to change anything. This was a challenging trip and I am so happy that it was challenging because I feel so accomplished now.
JoyAge: 19-24FemaleHong KongOtherLove the children02/03/2014Response from United PlanetWe are so glad you had such an unforgettable experience in Nepal. Here at United Planet we do our best to give volunteers an authentic experience through living with host families. It is great that your home stay worked out so well for you. It's awesome to see what your typical day was like. Thank you for sharing your experience and volunteering in Nepal with United Planet!