The Village Experience
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The Village Experience

The Village Experience is a socially pro-active business dedicated to uplifting impoverished communities in the developing world through efforts in international tourism. Our trips to the developing world focus on cultural education, humanitarianism, and adventure. They are designed to give the traveler a real, off-the-beaten path, village experience.

Most Recent Program Reviews

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Julie
Female
24 years old
Indianapolis, IN
Other

Life-changing trip, incredible organization

10/10

I had the opportunity to travel with Kelly and Ann-Marie of The Village Experience during a winter term class last January and I was incredibly impressed with their knowledge of the area and understanding of the Ugandan culture. We experienced a variety of activities and learned a lot about the cultural and lives of the Ugandan people. I would greatly recommend this program to anyone looking for a safe, fun and life-changing travel opportunity.

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Betsy
Female
24 years old
Indianapolis, IN
Franklin College

Time well spent

10/10

Traveling with TVE has enabled me to experience giving back and understanding cultures on a level I never imagined would be possible! I really enjoyed all the time we spent working with Vamos Adlante; our group had the opportunity visit one of their medical clinics, partake in their elderly food distributing program, and spend time with students at one of their many schools! Kelly, TVE's trip leader, was an excellent resource for helping myself and the other passengers in really debriefing and processing everything we were experiencing on the trip. I cannot wait to zipline through the jungle on my next trip to Guatemala with TVE!

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Renee
Female
57 years old
Indianapolis, I
AUD

Kenya Community Development

10/10

We traveled with the Village Experience to Kenya in Jan. 2011. Our accomadations were amazing. We stayed in beautiful tents right in the heart of Kenya ! Working with TVE's projects throughout this country was very rewarding! We voluntered in IDP camps, Women projects, Street Kid's projects and even helped open up a new school completely funded by friends of TVE. Our Safari in the Masai was unforgetable. We had the best Guides and Drivers! We will be going on another TVE trip soon !!

Program Listings

Uganda

The Village Experience
Get to know local Ugandans by volunteering with rural community development projects, teaching English in the school, and ass...

Kenya

The Village Experience
Spend your time in Kenya getting to know local communities through meaningful volunteer opportunities at an IDP Camp, an orph...

Guatemala

The Village Experience
Spend your days exploring Guatemala through its people, landscape, culture, food, and religion. Get to know local communities...

Haiti

The Village Experience
Spend your days in Haiti pumping money back into the economy and being an active contributor to it's new tourism sector. Stay...

Thailand

The Village Experience
Spend your days in Thailand working with a local orphanage and women's group in Khao Lak. This was one of the hardest hit are...