World Endeavors was founded in 2002 with a single volunteer program in Nepal. Today, World Endeavors offers study, volunteer, and intern abroad programs in over twenty countries, with new programs being added each year. We are passionate about international travel and the power it has to change lives, broaden horizons, and deepen intercultural understanding. Are you ready to change your world?
NatalieAge: 19-24FemaleYoungstown, OhioYoungstown State UniversityPT Intern in Dublin, Ireland12/18/2015How could this program be improved?
I specifically asked for pediatric physical therapy, and got placed in a general PT clinic which had virtually no pediatric patients ever. Even though they didn't match my experience up perfectly, I was able to learn so much!
AndriaAge: 19-24FemaleOshkosh, WisconsinGaining more nursing experience09/16/2014How could this program be improved?
Sometimes I wished the nursing home would be closer to where I lived, yet it was great living so close to the city center and all the great restaurants and shopping (especially grocery stores!) A little more hands on nursing experience also would have been helpful, but I am grateful to the staff for allowing me to watch various things. I was also able to work on communication and other nursing skills that will make me a better nurse in the future.
TracieAge: 31-50FemaleEugene, OregonSanta Clara UniversityAtenas Costa Rica Short Term Quest08/05/2014Response from World EndeavorsHi Tracie, I'm sorry to hear that you were not happy with our in country support. I wish we could have worked out a solution while you were still abroad. It sounds like you were on a short term volunteer program, rather than an intern program and in Costa Rica language training is included for all our programs four weeks or longer, while programs shorter than four weeks focus on the volunteer project in order to maximize time at the project. I apologize for any miscommunication regarding the language classes. We strive to provide a balance of independence and support in our programs but I understand that balance is different for everyone and I'm sorry we didn't meet your expectations. We offer our participants a safe and secure environment in which to explore the local culture independently while providing opportunities for personal growth. I'd love to talk with you further so we can make improvements for future participants; feel free to contact our office anytime with concerns and comments. -Elizabeth and the World Endeavors Team
JadeAge: 19-24FemaleHudson, WisconsinUniversity of Wisconsin- MadisonI Would do it Again in a Heartbeat07/30/2014How could this program be improved?
I would have liked to have someone meet me at the airport. Arriving in a new city after a long plane ride and then having to navigate with all my luggage by myself was intimidating. I was have liked to have someone with me that knew where I was going.