What our former volunteers say about us!
Through the years, our organisation has gathered comments from former ICYE volunteers who shared their experiences and feelings about their volunteering programme.
“I was born and grew up in Japan, an island. Now I could make a lot of foreign friends through the ICYE program. They give me many opportunities to know their county and the world.”
“I truly believe ICYE is doing an excellent job, it is obvious that the organisation is concerned with the volunteers’ wellbeing and go to extreme lengths to provide support.”
“This year has been incredible, particularly in terms of self-growth.”
“I think the most important experience for me was to realise that every culture has its own ways to see and value things, and there’s nothing right or wrong. All we need is to understand each other and communicate with each other.”
“I met people that became great friends, places that became home, work that became my own responsibility.”
“Meeting new people from different cultures has made me appreciate them more and allowed me an opportunity to share my culture.”
“It made me know who I Am. Keep on doing the good work. You’ll make a world of integration.”
“I would say that everything that I have experienced abroad, good and bad, gave me a very good feedback for my professional and personal development.”
“Contact with all the international volunteers really opened my eyes to how different and unique everyone´s cultures can be, how big the world can seem and how you really have to get to know people before making any judgements via stereotypes.”
“Like we always say: “what you get from people is always too much, what you can give is always too little.”