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.
AndrewAge: 19-24MaleQueensVillanova UniversityUnited Planet Ghana Trip !05/06/2016How could this program be improved?
If the program was cheaper, it would be much more affordable for many people.Response from United PlanetAndrew, thank you for telling us about your Quest to Ghana. We are so excited that you were able to observe some unique procedures at the hospital. Also, it is great that you felt so integrated with the local community!
AndrewAge: 19-24MaleGreenvilleSwitzerland05/05/2016How could this program be improved?
Once I was there I wish the emphasis that ICYE Swiss put on learning German wasn't there. They told us we had to learn German and that wasn't why I was there. Also due to some living situations some people got train passes for the entire country and some got nothing at all due to how far they lived from their work. I was one that was told I could walk to school so i would receive nothing. I purchased the train pass for a bit over $2,500 for the whole country I felt that if one got it then everyone should receive it.Response from United PlanetAndrew, thank you for sharing your experiences with us. We are so glad that your Quest to Switzerland was the best year in your life. Also, thank you for leaving your feedback. We are always trying to improve the quality of our programs to provide the best experience to our volunteers.
ChelseaAge: 19-24FemaleSydney, NSCape Breton UniversityNursing students take on Quito, Ecuador05/05/2016How could this program be improved?
The only thing I can think of is the pre-departure web meeting we had could be improved. The lady that did ours was never in Ecuador and she had a really hard time answering questions. I think that the meeting should be with someone that has either went down there before or one of the in country supports.Response from United PlanetChelsea, thank you so much for sharing your experiences with us. We are very excited that your Quest was a life changing experience. Also, we appreciate your feedback. We are always trying to improve our programs to provide the best experience for our volunteers.
HayleyAge: 19-24FemaleVermontUniversity of VermontTrip of a lifetime04/11/2016How could this program be improved?
If our program leader hadn't stayed in Beijing much of the miscommunication could have been avoided.Response from United PlanetHayley, thank you so much for sharing your story with us. We are glad that you were able to make lifelong friends on your Quest. Fostering meaningful relationships with the local communities is what we really value at United Planet.
JessicaAge: 19-24FemaleMonmouth, OregonWestern Oregon UniversityTraveling for a Cause04/11/2016How could this program be improved?
When we left Oregon, it was pretty confusing as to what our objective of the service trip was. We were not expecting what we got, even though we absolutely loved every second of it. It felt a little unclear and a tad disorganized.Response from United PlanetJessica, thank you for sharing about your volunteer Quest to Ecuador with us. We are excited that you had a great experience on your trip. Also, we appreciate your feedback. We are always trying to improve our programs so that our volunteers enjoy the best experience abroad.