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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

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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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Mary
10/10

This was a life changing experience for me as well as many of the participants in the programme. The opportunity to meet so many great people and really get to know them was awesome. Some life-time friendships are created here. The work that each volunteer and especially the participants put into the programme is the most rewarding experience to see how each one's confidence grew over the period of a week and how their English dramatically improved. The mentorship opportunity was exceptionally great which allowed guidance in a real life situation. The resulting presentation by the participant at the end of the week is phenomenal and such a proud moment for both parties. Group activities were lots of fun too and of course the entertainment and social time were the most fun. Work hard and play hard for big reward!!!!! This programme is highly recommended to improve English conversational skills. Participants leave this programme speaking confidently and without hesitation. A phenomenal experience and I will definitely do it again.

Yes, I recommend this program
Josie
8/10

Angloville offers a great programme for learners of English, and it's really good experience of working with a wide range of people of different ages.
You will be speaking almost the whole day, and engaging in different group activities. The participants are almost universally extremely enthusiastic and very willing to talk and join in with everything in order to improve their English. The juniors in particular are surprisingly invested in speaking sessions, and generally have an impressively high level.

How can this program be improved?
There isn't much in the way of training and resources, while helpful, aren't always enough to make sessions run smoothly.
Yes, I recommend this program

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