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"My best memory was leading an intermediate adult class, and seeing the impact made through teaching English and how the students really took the information on board to help their conversational skills" - read about Gary's experience on our Costa Rica Teaching project!

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Polly wanted to gain hands-on experience of working with a variety of exotic animals, as well as experiencing life away from home for the first time — and certainly found trying to sleep with the sound of jackals and lions in the background a new experience!

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The Tenerife Whale and Dolphin Conservation project brings volunteers up close and personal with numerous cetacean species. Here's how Iwan Pritchard got on during his time in the Canary Islands.

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Read about Emma’s experience on our Madagascar Lemur Conservation project!

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"The work I did on the project was essential for the everyday running of the sanctuary and enables them to save more animals that need it" - read about Benjamin's experience on our Thailand Animal Rescue project.

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"The key memory I will take away with me would have to be feeding panda cake to a lovely female panda named Ying Hua" - read about volunteer Holly Card's experience on our China Panda Breeding Programme!

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Life is a book; and those who do not travel only read one page, right? There is another world out there to discover at your disposal. So if you can, definitely go for it!

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"Seeing how enthusiastic the kids were, realising they were starting to understand what you were teaching them and gain a better grasp of English was extremely rewarding" - read about Rosie's experience on our Madagascar Community Adventure Project.

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Millie wanted to prepare herself for studying Geography at university whilst gaining travel experience and stepping off the beaten path, so she embarked on Frontier’s Big Cats, Primates and Turtles project in Costa Rica to gain experience in her chosen field.

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