World Endeavors

About

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 thirty 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?

Founded
2002
Headquarters

3015 E Franklin Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55406
United States

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Lauren
10/10

World Endeavors worked very hard to make sure my experience in Sydney was the best. I always had some readily available in case I had any questions or concerns and I always felt like a top priority. I didn't get the chance to travel abroad in school so this program was the perfect opportunity after I had graduated. I've met friends who will last a life time and memories that I will remember forever. No matter how scary or impossible something like this may feel, it's 100% achievable and World Endeavors is there to help.

How can this program be improved?
More opportunities to speak with the host family before arrival.
Yes, I recommend
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Natalie
9/10

I had a good time in Argentina, volunteering at Chacras Organization. The coordinator that I worked with from World Endeavors worked with me and my university excellently! The place I lived was fantastic, it felt safe, had places to go and close to transportation. It fit with what I wanted sustainability with Spanish. The taxi ride was set-up to go to the place I was staying at and a laundry machine was in the place which was great!

How can this program be improved?
recommending places to eat and place to see
Yes, I recommend
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Miriam
8/10

I've always dreamed to go to Africa. I made my dream come true the 22nd of July 2017.
Thanks to World Endeavors I had the opportunity to choose the right program for me instead of being lost. World Endeavors offers the opportunity to do different kind of activities such taking care of "wild animals" or being a teacher, for example. I was undecided until the end and then I chose to become a teacher for 21 days. It was a great and formative experience. I had the opportunity to challenge some of my fear and to learn the best way to live in difficult situation. Initially, it was hard. It is not easy to adapt to a culture really different from yours but at the end I realized that these difficulties made my a better person and they allowed my to gain some soft skills. I'm sure I'll travel again with World Endeavors... who knows... maybe I'll go to Thailand to cuddle little elephants!

Yes, I recommend
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Natalie
9/10

I couldn't ask for a better intern experience than the one I received with World Endeavors. If you know anything about physical therapy in the U.S., you are very limited to what you're allowed to do/see in a variety of clinics while doing your shadowing. In Ireland, however, this was not the case! I had the chance to help write patient notes, become familiar with their management software, and participate in their continuing education programs which detailed cutting edge technology and techniques.

Besides my internship being great, the actual country of Ireland was BEAUTIFUL! The internship was flexible enough allowing me to travel throughout Dublin and the whole country of Ireland. Check out my pictures below!

How can 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!
Yes, I recommend
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Andria
10/10

A typical day went something like this: Leave for the bus by 7:11, board the bus by 7:20 give or take, get off around 8:10 or 8:15 and spend some time in a coffee shop before going to my internship placement, a nursing home, at 9. I was there till 5 everyday assisting the activities coordinators with various tasks to keep residents busy. Activities ranged from doing crosswords, quizzing them on history, reading poems, exercising, arranging flowers, playing cards, serving tea with biscuits twice a day and helping to maintain resident safety. I was able to do a great deal of traveling on the weekends and was able to do everything I wanted to while still doing my internship Monday thru Friday. I was able to take one Friday off as well to do some extra traveling. I grew so much as an individual and came back home much more confident and willing to try new things. One of the hardest parts was having to say goodbye to staff and residents who truly became my family during my 8 weeks. There were a few bumps along the way, but they were always minor and nothing I couldn't handle.

How can 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.
Yes, I recommend

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