Our trip was well done in terms of activities and organization. GROUND Asia team from Vietnam, especially Hanh did an excellent job on taking care of us and her troubleshooting skills were very impressive. Every one of us felt safe in the hands of GROUND Asia team and it’s been such a pleasure to have travelled with them.
So grateful for this adventure of a lifetime in Cambodia. It’s truly been a wonderful experience interacting with the locals and having a taste of the Cambodian culture. This certainly taught me to keep an open mind and be respectful and humble towards different cultures. A valuable lesson that should be shared across the world! Thank you Linda (GROUND Cambodia) for all your help whilst we have been here, you are amazing!!!”
It’s been a privilege share such a wonderful journey with our students. The program was well planned and executed. Certainly picking GROUND Asia was so much better than doing everything by ourselves. It was a stress-free experience and most importantly our students could focus on their learning rather than worrying about logistics and other things. Everything was laid to us very easy from the beginning. Thank you, Linda and team Cambodia!”
As our in-country partner, [GROUND Thailand’s Community Coordinator] Wan was invaluable. She met us on arrival in Bangkok and gave us great advice right from the start. She was also available to answer our questions throughout our time in Thailand made our experience very special.
WHAT TEACHERS, FACULTY AND STUDENTS SAY ABOUT OUR PROGRAMS
Len was one of the best guides for the program. He was very understanding of students’ abilities and was very aware of the importance of regular breaks to hydrate. He was very patient in teaching tasks and coordinating meals, etc with the homestay.
We spent a lot of time in the community and had the opportunity to meet a lot of people. Through this, we learned a lot about culture and religion in Indonesia, specifically the impact of culture and religion on health. This has developed my cultural understanding and I intend to integrate this into my practice back at home as I continue my studies.
We are really happy that through GROUND we are able to work with the same community more than once and see the progress they are making. I have visited this village in Cambodia with my students for 3 years now and we did a different project each time. It’s great to see these things done sustainably and we could see that the projects benefit the community as a whole. We’ll definitely be back again!
Thank you Madara for taking such great care of us over the past two weeks. The experience in Sri Lanka have been truly wonderful and we learned so much both practically and theoretically over the sessions we had at the local university and hospital.
Seamless program! Our community development project in Northern Vietnam was simply fantastic. Everyone on the GROUND Asia staff seemed to think 10 steps ahead to make sure our building project got finished successfully and safely. We’re already planning to come back next year!
We’ve seen things that we would not have had the opportunity to see in our country and we’ve seen different ways to address a situation that we would not normally use. This has helped me develop my skills in thinking on my feet and it’s a great learning experience for me because at home we tend to learn one way of doing things.
Thank you so much Sriyan (national guide) for touring us around your beautiful country. We really appreciated your constant energy and enthusiasm. We are so impressed by the amount of knowledge you have about each place we visited and you ensured an incredibly interesting and educational trip. We will always remember the pride Sri Lankans have for their country as well as how kind and welcoming everyone was. You were the best guide we could have ever asked for and we cannot thank you enough!
Through the program with GROUND Asia, my students were able to work directly with local professionals and this collaboration let me observe how well my students can apply their practical skills, and develop new skills. It was also a great help to have the GROUND Asia staff there to take care of hotels, transport and food so that I could concentrate on the students.
Being able to fully experience another culture from the perspective of someone who has lived their entire lives there is an irreplaceable experience.
Working with GROUND was easy from start to finish! Planning was great – we had specific learning goals in mind and the team made a program that we couldn’t have even dreamed up ourselves! The trip itself went without a hitch and they paid so much attention to detail on everything. Thank you so much Yoana for all your hard work!