My placement in Nepal through United Planet went as well as could possibly be imagined. There are a lot of unknowns involved in a long-term volunteer placement overseas, but United Planet did a fantastic job of giving me lots of information to reduce the number of them, preparing me to face the ones that cannot be removed entirely, and setting me up with great support in the country so that everything worked out really well. I was teaching at a small government school for 10 months and living with a local host family nearby. I felt totally immersed in the community and gained a whole lot of perspective that I still carry with me today. I highly recommend United Planet for anyone seeking to understand themselves and the world around them in a deeper way.