I was blown away with how full of an experience SB provides for volunteers. There is in-depth teacher training, development and support, and volunteers are empowered to take charge of the classes they teach and truly make a difference for Syrian refugee students. Furthermore, volunteers can organize extracurricular projects and activities like women's fitness classes, crafts for children, or photography projects to portray the community of SB. It is also possible to enroll in Arabic lessons taught by a native Arabic teacher-- these are very effective classes, especially when combined with immersion in the culture and community. To add to the experiences, Lebanon is a gorgeous country full of mountains, beaches, history and architecture, and there are many activities organized for the volunteers as well as travel buddies to go exploring with.
I signed up to volunteer for 4 months but extended my time to 8 months upon seeing what a great impact volunteers can make for the community we work with. Additionally, the cost of this program is much lower than other programs I've looked into and covers basic needs including accommodations and utilities as well as basic food staples.