I've travelled for different service trips prior to this trip with GIVE to Nepal, a couple to different regions of Africa and one to Brazil. What really stood out about this experience was how passionate every single individual volunteer was, everyone was excited to serve and help in any way we could. We did a couple construction projects for about a week and were able to complete a solid amount of work and hearing the thanks from the village council leader is a memory I will cherish for the rest of my life. Language is often thought of as the main barrier when traveling outside of the country, outside of your comfort zone, but I would say that with our translators help and a Nepali lesson every night I felt comfortable enough to introduce myself, tell people where I was from, compliment the cook and haggle in the local markets! We also were able to use those Nepali skills for one night on the trip where we stayed in the village with a family without a translator, which was another crazy and enjoyable experience from this trip. I really hope to make it back to Nepal one day to reconnect with my wonderful friends.
What would you improve about this program?
I have no improvements to be made, our guide communicated how flexible we needed to be so when something came up that was not according to plan, we rolled with it and had a backup ready to go.
Would you recommend this program?
Yes, I would