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Angloville

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Angloville is one of the biggest providers of free educational volunteering / cultural exchanges in Europe. We offer ESL-related volunteering experience during which students can discover 7 European countries for free, having their board and lodging in beautiful countryside hotels covered, while helping young European students practise their English. The programme is free to join. We welcome 8000+ participants / year. Featured in: Lonely Planet, Forbes, Fashion Magazine, Travel Magazine, Glasgow Guardian.

Website
angloville.com
Founded
2011
Headquarters

St Mary's College
Emmet Place
Co Cork
Youghal
Ireland

Reviews

Claire
10/10

I had an amazing 3 weeks teaching English in Poland this past summer with Angloville. I am grateful to have had the chance to meet so many amazing students & fellow volunteers while earning my TEFL certification through the AngloTEFL scholarship. I loved getting to see Poland through the lens of 3 different cities - Poznan, Katowice, and Wroclaw - along with the Polish countryside at the beautiful retreat centers where camps were held. Speaking with the Polish students every day was by far by favorite part of the Angloville experience - I'm still in contact with some of the friends I made along the way, and I loved experiencing Polish culture along with traveling inexpensively to other Central European countries after my Angloville teaching. Overall, great experience!

How can this program be improved?
A few downsides of Angloville are the fact that some venues are nicer than others and the food at certain venues could be improved - however, as a vegetarian, I had no trouble finding things to eat despite Poland's meat-heavy diet. Additionally, the venues are usually in the countryside far away from towns / shops, so be sure to stock up on anything you might need in the city before you depart for the venue.
Yes, I recommend this program
David
7/10

I did a programme in a remote part of Eastern Poland. The actual venue had a few issues but the pupils made it all worth while. A lovely, willing bunch of people who learned from us, and from whom we learned. It is my any measure a very full on and intense programme but so long as you keep your energy up and your enthusiasm higher you'll be fine.

Your fellow volunteers are likely to be an eclectic bunch much worth listening too. They are likely to come from all over the world, be of all ages and carry a wide range of experiences. Our ages ranged from about 20 to 59 which was a real help in managing the students.

All in all, a good experience. if only in the nine days I was there they'd changed the towels once or given us a refill of toilet paper. But these are minor things.

Yes, I recommend this program
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David
7/10

I volunteered at Angloville around 8 times. The experience of being a conversation partner was great - great people, great conversations, good fun all round.

The days are long but there is usually time (in the summer) to go cycling, running or for a walk during the breaks and in the mornings.

My problem with the programmes was the accommodation. More specifically, the sharing of rooms. I find it very strange that Angloville cannot stump up the extra money to give their volunteers single accommodation. I did have a single room on my first two or three courses but then they said it was no longer available. I am sure this puts off many people from attending, especially those aged 30+. Sharing with a stranger is just something I (and others) don't want to do!

How can this program be improved?
I would recommend the programme itself, but only if you are happy sharing a room.
Yes, I recommend this program
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Tara
10/10

I have volunteered at 5 Anglovilles so far, and somehow they keep getting better and better! Each session I have met friends from all over the world that I still keep in touch with and have met up/volunteered with again. It's difficult to say if I prefer the junior or adult programs - both definitely have their perks. The daily structure of Angloville is set out nicely and it's fun to get to know all the participants. The material Angloville provides keeps the conversations new and interesting. I also like the mentor/mentee aspect of the program and I look forward to the presentations every session. It's always amazing to see the participants' English confidence be so drastically higher at the end of the week. Even though we're helping them with English fluency, I feel like I learn more from the participants about their culture and country. SO looking forward to my next program!

How can this program be improved?
Wine at meals included (the adult programs of course)!!
Yes, I recommend this program
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Mary Ellen
9/10

I had some trepidation attending Angloville in Budapest because my favorite "hunting grounds" is southern/western Europe, but I am glad I tried Angloville. I had fun in Budapest beforehand looking for any familiar "root words" in Hungarian. I did enjoy the walking tour to Buda, as I had only walked around Pest. Ildiko and Sebastian were jonnie-on-the-spot if I had any questions or concerns. I enjoyed the group programs where we worked together with the Hungarians on a practical activity, like making a business plan or preparing for a city council meeting. The mentor/mentee component was great; I rally got to know my mentee Eva. I volunteered to do a short presentation which was received well. I had a good time doing it. Perhaps the volunteers could be encouraged to do so. I hope to attend another program in the new year.

How can this program be improved?
Provide for all the participants to have his or her own room.
Yes, I recommend this program

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