"If you are thinking of doing international volunteering, I would really recommend it. It is a wonderful experience that really teaches you a lot about the world and yourself."
"Volunteering gave me a chance to step out of my comfort zone. I also got the opportunity to increase my knowledge and skillset and use the skills I had built from my last three years at university."
"Looking back on my time in Costa Rica, I would highly recommend it to anyone of any background or experience as you may be surprised by how much it can benefit your studies as well as motivate you as a person."
"Happiness can come from the simplest of things and I learnt to embrace whatever life throws at you. Volunteering in Fiji gave me an unforgettable experience and I developed and learnt lots of new skills which will be beneficial to me in life and in my employability."
"If I had any advice for future volunteers, it would be to stay opened minded, have the enthusiasm to study and live in their culture and don't expect too little nor too much. Have no expectations as you don't know what experience you will return with! One thing is for sure - it will be a life-changing one."
"I’m sure everyone would agree to say that the three weeks you spend teaching the children will be the most rewarding weeks of your life."
"A very important skill throughout my time in Costa Rica was communication, and doing all of these jobs and marketing tasks allowed me plenty of time to communicate to my peers and to the public."
"When I found out I was going on a study abroad year to Perth I could have never imagined that my first semester here would have been this much fun. Of course, it has come with a few lows, but this is by far, the best thing I have ever done!"
"I've had some incredible experiences from being on exchange at Victoria University, including being able to explore a new country, making new friends, eating out lots and spending a lot of time at the beach."
"This definitely was an experience I'd not trade for anything and I'd go back and do it all over again in a heartbeat!"
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