My volunteer time on the Great African Sea Forest was great and one of a kind!
Madison Droste - August 2021
“My volunteer time on the Great African Sea Forest was great and one of a kind! They helped me with everything from picking me up at the airport to grocery shopping. The people who run the project, Mike and Dylan, made the experience great and showed me so much about ocean diversity and plant life. Working Abroad had such great communication and helped me through everything and always made sure to email me back whenever I had questions.”
"I just got happier every day that I went diving"
“I had never actually been out in the field doing field research. I had done stuff in labs and in classes, but I never had hands-on experience, so I saw the field course as a perfect opportunity not only to dive but to actually learn how to take data in the field, learn how to ID animals. It turned out to be all of that and so much more… We got to dive a variety of environments, reef to kelp forests to urchin barrens… It was so amazing because every day I got in the water, I just knew that was what I wanted to do, I just got happier every day that I went diving…”
"I am so happy that I did [it] because I really enjoyed it"
“I found out about this course through my advisor and I am so happy that I did because I really enjoyed it… I got to hone in on my SCUBA diving skills and I got to learn a lot about researching in the field…”
"I would advise anyone to come to this project"
“I wanted to come to the project to gain more experience in marine sampling techniques and to discover new ecosystems that I didn’t know anything about and improve my diving skills. I think its mission accomplished for it all. I would advise anyone to come to this project.”