A Wonderful Experience Through and Through

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

We volunteered in a small village and lived in a Palace in Bhinder, Rajasthan for four weeks as part of a student-led trip in May of 2009. The villagers we worked with were amazing and incredibly inspiring. Their pace of life is so wonderfully simple, and it was nice to have the opportunity to assist them in helping to mitigate the effects of climate change in their village. I learned much about rural Indian life and what real work in 40 + degrees (Celsius) weather was like. I also got to visit several other cities and villages during the weekends and went backpacking for several weeks afterwards. My experience with DWC helped me to understand and appreciate the world's largest democracy and the coexistence of the Hindu and Muslim faiths. It was also a very secure experience and apart from a mild stomach flu/fever lasting a few hours, I had no real negative experiences in India. I Highly recommend this trip for anyone looking for a real adventure where anything is possible!

Would you recommend this program?
Yes, I would