3 Months with the Excellence Center in Halle (Saale), Germany

Ratings
Overall
9
Impact: 9
Support: 8
Fun: 8
Value: 8
Safety: 10
Review

After 3 months volunteering at the Excellence Center in Halle (Saale), Germany, I can walk away confidently thinking it was worth it. During my stay in Halle I met such a diverse range of people; other volunteers, students, locals in Halle, and my very own English students. After spending 3 months in a place you are bound to make connections to it. For example, I made friends outside of the Center's immediate field and regularly went out to biergartens - a staple of anybody's life who decides to travel through Germany. Further, students invited me to family gatherings, cookouts, cultural events, and their homes. I'll never forget my students providing me with what are now some of my most precious memories. There is a real sense of adventure with this program, and I encourage all those applying knowing that you will need to be flexible and openminded. But if you don't mind a dynamic, at times slightly chaotic environment, and are looking for a great way to gain teaching experience, meet new people, and make a difference, I recommend this program. I am walking away with a sense of accomplishment, knowing that my service has helped the Arabic community here in Halle (Saale), Germany.

Would you recommend this program?
Yes, I would
Year Completed
2021
Private Note to Provider (optional)
Consider adding a period between confirmation and when participants can arrive, I know running the Center alone is a lot of work and this may give you some breathing space. Keep up the good work!
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