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Review Chuyang Zhong Volunteer in Tanzania Arusha at the Health Care program

Review Chuyang Zhong Volunteer in Tanzania Arusha at the Health Care program | "#Volunteer Abroad Information: Volunteering, Airlines, Countries, Pictures, Cultures" | Scoop.it

Review Volunteer Chuyang Zhong in Tanzania Arusha at the Health Care program
 
1.-How was the local ABV Coordinator and the support provided in-country. Describe each situation:
Airport Pickup: coordinator was waiting for me at the airport patiently for almost 2 hours and helped me to get the visa
Orientation day: coordinator took us out for a tour of the city and to the grocery store for some basic needs
Work introduction: I was introduced to the local doctor the next day and I chose to work in medical ward because I was a internal medicine doctor. In fact, volunteers were allowed to choose whichever specialty they liked.
Availability: local ABV Coordinator was always availble and ready to offer help
Friendliness: the staff and I became good friends
 
2- What was the most positive surprise you experienced?
At the program: Even though medical conditions were poor as expected, doctors and nurses still kept on offering their best help to patients. I was really touched by this.
At the accommodation: Living conditions are better than I thought. I got clean bed, sheet, blanket and mosquito net. I lived with another ABV volunteers and we shared a big bathroom.
There were 7 other ABV volunteers who worked in hospital or school. We had a great time together. It was a good way to make friends from all over the world. Amazing experience.
About the country: People were friendly
 
3- What was most difficult/cultural shock to experience?
At the program: I did not feel any cultural shock. However, practice medicine in Africa is absolutely different from U.S. Lacking of medical supplies, testing machines; I only got limited information at hand. Sometimes I felt frustrated because I cannot figure out what’s going on and my patient was dying. Sometimes we tried our best and used all our “weapons” but still cannot save the patient. Sometimes I knew what the best for the patient, however because of economic reason, the patient and family just asked to be discharged. This was African medicine.
At the accommodation: None
The country: None
 
4- Any tips for future volunteers, give as many details as possible…
Clothing: T-shirt, jackets, a lot of socks... (So dusty and impossible to keep socks clean).
Donations: Of course as many as possible. Can also donate money and help the hospital buying supplies.
Weather: Cloudy and windy. Chilly at night. Temp 60-70 F
 
4.1-Other things volunteers should know, about what to bring, what to do in country, what to eat, transportation, other:
a.- Laundry can be done at Nakumat. 5000 TSH/2lb
b.- A lot of different restaurants. Mexican, Chinese, Italian, Burger….
c.- Be open-minded and embrace your destiny in Africa.
 
5- Personal Paragraph (ABV Program Testimonial):
I came and I experienced. It was amazing to meet people who shared the same interest and ambition. We drank, laughed, played cards in African wind and chatted under starry sky. I stepped out of my comfort zone and discovered other aspect of myself. This trip was totally out of my imagination and I was so grateful.
 
6- How would you describe your accommodation, meals and security in detail:
Comfortable and relaxing accommodation. Delicious meals. Good security
 
7- What was your favorite memory of this trip?
Program: Other volunteers from all over the world
Country: Relaxing life style
Tours: Savanah and animals
 
8- How was the ABV USA support prior traveling, did you contact them?
Communication (Phone/emails/Online chat/reminders): I got emails and enough information for this trip.
Website Information (easy to find, steps to follow, etc): Easy to find and follow
 
9 – Are you willing to speak to other potential ABV volunteers?
Definitely

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Review Jonathan Bauer Volunteer in Arusha Tanzania HIV awareness program

Review Jonathan  Bauer Volunteer in Arusha Tanzania HIV awareness program | "#Volunteer Abroad Information: Volunteering, Airlines, Countries, Pictures, Cultures" | Scoop.it
Volunteer Name: Jonathan Bauer
Project Location: Arusha, Tanzania
Program Dates:  From Jun 14 2015 to Jul 05 2015
Volunteered at:  HIV / Aids Awareness and Care
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Review Alexis Stribbling Volunteer in Arusha, Tanzania Orphanage program

Review Alexis Stribbling Volunteer in Arusha, Tanzania Orphanage program | "#Volunteer Abroad Information: Volunteering, Airlines, Countries, Pictures, Cultures" | Scoop.it
Volunteer Name: Alexis Stribbling
Project Location: Arusha, Tanzania
Program Dates: From 03/07 to  03/15/2015
Volunteered at:  Orphanage
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Review Madeline Morgan Volunteer in Moshi, Tanzania Maternity & Labor Ward

Review Madeline Morgan Volunteer in Moshi, Tanzania Maternity & Labor Ward | "#Volunteer Abroad Information: Volunteering, Airlines, Countries, Pictures, Cultures" | Scoop.it
Volunteer Name: Madeline Morgan
Project Location: Moshi, Tanzania
Program Dates: January 3rd to Jan 12, 2015
Volunteered at: Maternity & Labor Ward
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Jimmy Volunteer in Arusha, Tanzania

Jimmy Volunteer in Arusha, Tanzania | "#Volunteer Abroad Information: Volunteering, Airlines, Countries, Pictures, Cultures" | Scoop.it

I had a great experience with ABV- I have absolutely NO complaints.  From the moment I signed up with ABV until the day I completed my program the ABV staff was very quick and diligent to answer all my questions/concerns.  They were very honest as to what to expect and didn't sugar coat anything.  They set me up with amazing people in Arusha that made sure I was very well taken care of.  When I was in Arusha I heard the stories of other volunteers everything from how their host family treated them, what they ate, their living conditions, and the fees their programs charged them- by far what ABV set me up was the best out of all of them.


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Deisy Volunteer Abroad in Arusha, Tanzania | Volunteers Abroad Reviews and Feedbacks

Deisy Volunteer Abroad in Arusha, Tanzania | Volunteers Abroad Reviews and Feedbacks | "#Volunteer Abroad Information: Volunteering, Airlines, Countries, Pictures, Cultures" | Scoop.it
1 How would you describe/rate your experience working with the ABV staff in the USA? I would said it was easy, great communication, always answered emails
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Deisy Suarez: "Everyone want to know about my time in Africa. But no words can’t describe what l experience and felt; It was more than l dreamed of, more of an education for my mind & soul, relaxing and yet heartbreaking. It was Humble, Enlightening, Enriching and up lifting. It further my inner self, I was never so happy. I Can’t wait to be back, working with those children was a joy for me and a real privilege, Overall a blessing ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥" Tanzania, Arusha.

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Pamela Volunteer Abroad in Arusha, Tanzania | Volunteers Abroad Reviews and Feedbacks

Pamela Volunteer Abroad in Arusha, Tanzania | Volunteers Abroad Reviews and Feedbacks | "#Volunteer Abroad Information: Volunteering, Airlines, Countries, Pictures, Cultures" | Scoop.it

I loved this trip. The children were wonderful and my co worker John was excellent. I am so glad I got to do more than one thing there, I know me and I would have been so bored to stay in the orphanage for 3 weeks. I loved going into the village and making a difference. We supplied a mattress for a paraplegic man with bilateral hip wounds. We took a very sick lady to the hospital and she recovered. The community support the tanzanians give each other is heartwarming. I passed out vitamins and was a role model for the young man I was working with. he is not medically trained but by watching me and the questions I asked and my assessment of the environments, I believe he learned alot. I hope he will take his new knowledge and pass it on. That is the ultimate reward to empower people to help each other.

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Review Sarah Yeazel Volunteer in Arusha Tanzania HIV awareness Program ABV

Review Sarah Yeazel Volunteer in Arusha Tanzania HIV awareness Program ABV | "#Volunteer Abroad Information: Volunteering, Airlines, Countries, Pictures, Cultures" | Scoop.it

Volunteer: Sarah Yeazel - Location: Arusha, Tanzania
Dates:  Jun 21 to Aug 16 2015 - Volunteered: HIV / Aids Awareness 

1- How was the local ABV Coordinator and the support provided in-country?
Stellar! my ABV Coordinator in Arusha did a wonderful job getting me settled in, telling me more about the area and the program, and staying in contact throughout my time there. She was always reachable if I needed anything but was never smothering. She made sure to schedule a halfway mark meeting to check in and see how everything was going, and it was all great. - See more at: https://www.abroaderview.org/feedbacks/tanzania/914-review-sarah-yeazel-volunteer-arusha-tanzania#sthash.zfIwUEsk.dpuf

 

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Review Tiara Britton Volunteer in Arusha Tanzania HIV awareness program

Review Tiara Britton Volunteer in Arusha Tanzania HIV awareness program | "#Volunteer Abroad Information: Volunteering, Airlines, Countries, Pictures, Cultures" | Scoop.it
Volunteer Name: Tiara Britton
Project Location: Arusha, Tanzania
Program Dates:  From Mar 08 2015 to Mar 15 2015
Volunteered at:  HIV / Aids Awareness and Care
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Review Rachel Ursitti Volunteer in Moshi Tanzania

Review Rachel Ursitti Volunteer in Moshi Tanzania | "#Volunteer Abroad Information: Volunteering, Airlines, Countries, Pictures, Cultures" | Scoop.it
Volunteer Name: Rachel Ursitti
Project Location: Moshi, Tanzania
Program Dates:  From Nov 15 2014 to Jan 10 2015
Volunteered at:  Teaching / Education
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Feedback Brendan Leary Volunteer in Tanzania Orphanage/School Program

Feedback Brendan Leary Volunteer in Tanzania Orphanage/School Program | "#Volunteer Abroad Information: Volunteering, Airlines, Countries, Pictures, Cultures" | Scoop.it
Volunteer Name: Brendan Leary
Location: Arusha, Tanzania
Volunteer Dates: October 18 – November 15, 2014
Volunteer at:  Orphanage/School
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Jen B Volunteer in Arusha,Tanzania January 2014 with Abroaderview.org

Jen B Volunteer in Arusha,Tanzania January 2014 with Abroaderview.org | "#Volunteer Abroad Information: Volunteering, Airlines, Countries, Pictures, Cultures" | Scoop.it

This was an experience of a lifetime. It was eye opening, humbling and makes you so appreciative of the little things we take for granted. The greatest gift you can give is yourself, and there is no better feeling in the world. I decided to go on this journey by myself because I was personally going through changes in my life. I had only hoped that the feeling I would have coming home would be exactly what I imagined it to be and it is and so much more. My mind, body and soul is refreshed and renewed. I have become a better and stronger person because of this opportunity. I am so grateful and so thankful for everyone I met along the way during my time in Tanzania. They have forever changed me and made such a positive impact in my life. As much as I hope to have made a difference in all the lives I met, what they’ve done for me is priceless. The amount I have grown in 3 weeks is unbelievable, and I cannot wait to go back and experience more. Next time, I hope to stay longer. Lastly, don’t have any expectations; just go with an open mind. You will have the best time ever. It was the best risk and decision I have made in my life thus far.

 

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Diane Volunteer Abroad in Arusha, Tanzania | Volunteers Abroad Reviews and Feedbacks

Diane Volunteer Abroad in Arusha, Tanzania | Volunteers Abroad Reviews and Feedbacks | "#Volunteer Abroad Information: Volunteering, Airlines, Countries, Pictures, Cultures" | Scoop.it
This is a trip that I will never forget. Although some of the things we saw were hard to see, it’s reality and makes you want to help that much more. We want for so much in the US as far as materialistic things and don’t appreciate things we take for granted like running water, electricity, gas for our cars, and easy access to food. People in Tanzania don’t act entitled to anything- they appreciate everything they have. It changes your outlook on everything. It was hard to come back to the US and see how much we waste.
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