“Overall, the experience was awesome. The programme really exceeded my expectations and was everything I had hoped for and more.”
Quinn Conover is a student from the USA who volunteered from March to May 2015 at the Colombia Kids Project. Here he tells a little of experience in Colombia!
I have travelled before to many countries, but had not participated in any volunteering type work before. I was searching for cities throughout South America, and Medellin appealed to me because of its beautiful landscape. After looking online I chose Globalteer as I felt that the programme had a lot to offer and the prices were more than fair.
Volunteering in Colombia
I didn’t know what to expect before coming to Colombia. However, as soon as I arrived at my homestay I was warmly welcomed by my Colombian family who I lived with for 10 weeks. Living with them really was a great experience and a huge highlight of the trip for me.
These kids have made me realise happiness is not going to come from material things, and it felt that putting a smile on their faces would show them that someone cares in their life.
Overall, the experience was awesome. The programme really exceeded my expectations and was everything I had hoped for and more. I fell in love with the Medellin way of life and people, and am beyond excited to return to Medellin.