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Barbra & Jeremy

Jack had a fantastic time….his short Skypes were a gem.. the film clip from Tina was great to see  a snippet of their duties and trips ….and to see the interaction of  the Chinese children, the students and the interpreters was so interesting..great ! Towards the end…Jack was full of news, information and had become firm friends with the other international students. He has grown up so much….very confident ….and we will have to get to know a new young man! As parents we had so much confidence in you and your organisation as you and Tina were so alert to his flight problems…..Thank you… Quite an adventure which helped him think on his feet! The flight home was enjoyable and uneventful . Great to see him at Birmingham, tired, relaxed and new hair style!!! I have nothing but praise for your international organisation and your attention to detail. Excellent. Jack wants to go again…..whenever? Please keep in touch. Best wishes Barbara and Jeremy

Barbra & Jeremy Parents of Volunteer

My leave was overwhelming, so many lovely and gorgeous people. I would like to thank you for the two (which was too short) weeks of incredible experience. Everyone of the staff really contribute to this, without you all this wasn’t possible. I still don’t understand it but I fell in love with the country and the people in this short amount of time. I would like to thank you for my stay and support. I was able to leave the country safely with my with paper of payment. It was the best thing to do to extend my trip with a few days. All the best and enjoy the time Fiji. I would book a ticket immediately to join you guys if possible. If I can be of any help or support, feel free to reach out.

Marieke Fiji Volunteer
Rebecca Vic

My time with Tru will be one I will cherish  forever I felt like family since the moment  I got here. Everyone is  so friendly and accommodating , I’ve never felt so special. The children I taught are adorable and very excited  about  learning . it was difficult to say experience like this to anyone ! The friends I have made will be friends for a lifetime.

Rebecca Vic Volunteer

Thank you so much for all the great memories and your support. I had a great experience here and I loved working with you. The teaching was really nice and I had so much fun with the children and hope I touch them something that will stick. I am sad to leave and I am going to miss you all very much. You are my family! Hope to see you again. You are all wonderful people!
Much hugs and love!

Claudia Teaching Volunteer

What an amazing, inspiring and happy time I’ve had  here with you all. I can’t thank you enough for everything you have done to ensure that I have the best time possible. From the moment I arrived I was met with loving smiles and could instantly feel the family energy. My time here has been unforgettable and I am very emotional and so sad to be leaving. It’s been all that I have wanted plus so much more. Thank you for welcoming me into a place that I feel is a home from home.

Beth Kindergarten Volunteer

I had the best time, it honestly was the best experience of my life so far. Met some really cool people who I still keep in contact with. Just wanted to say thank you to Tru Experience for helping me along to the way to getting there and I hope you’re well.

Aldo Cultural Exchange Student

I’m having a really fabulous time here at the Wildlife Sanctuary! Everyone has been so welcoming and I’ve been able to do so many fantastic things! They are brilliantly supportive of volunteers here and work so hard for the animals they care for; it’s really opened my eyes.


Claire Volunteer Australia

I would love to thank you for your great help so that I had a truly amazing, rewarding and safe volunteer experience in China at the age of 16. The week was great as I made friends from different countries and what’s more, I enjoyed interacting with the kindergarten kids everyday. They were so sweet. Besides, the helpful and friendly staffs who made everything smooth during my stay did impressed me and I am grateful for that. I can’t wait to go back again in two months time!

Tara Kindergarten Volunteer China

My experience in the Philippines, as cliche as it may sound, was extremely life changing. Although I am from the Philippines, I grew up in another country thus it was great to know more about my own culture and my country’s people. The advisors were really nice and sweet. They tried to be accommodating as much as possible. I did the teaching program so I had to teach English and Math to grade 2 students. The children were really inspiring in different ways. They made me realize that I should really value even the smallest things. There were a lot of other volunteers with me – we were around 40+ volunteers and each of us helped in different programs. I would definitely encourage you to go to the Philippines. It’s an experience worth to remember! If you do, please say hi to them for me! 🙂

Jemina Volunteer in Philippines
Parents of student

From a parents view, we would like to express our total confidence in the educational international organisation and links with China. Your staff’s professional approach was excellent in answering our every question promptly and thoroughly. Even when there was a hitch, our sons welfare was paramount and totally reassuring to us, the parents. Excellent.

Hannah….your support especially was excellent….knowing that you had first hand experience was so reassuring. You are so well organised too. Full of energy. Well done

Parents of student Cultural experience

I joined a volunteer program in Fiji. For 3 weeks I was working in a kindergarten/primary school and it was one of the best things I’ve ever done!
It all started with the great staff and all the other volunteers and continued with a lovely home in a share house and of course the super cute students. Teaching was heaps fun and I learned a lot about the Fijian culture, traditions and way of life. It was an amazing feeling to make the kids happy with such small things like bringing new pencils, they give you so much love and happiness its unbelievable. I also really enjoyed being part of a massive international volunteer family. We made weekend trips together and learned to cook traditional Fijian meals, we spent every free minute together. And all that from day 1.
So if you’re still not sure about becoming a volunteer (wherever you wanna go), it’s definitely worth every Cent, you gonna make so many unforgettable experiences and meet people from all over the world! Tru Experience Travel helped me with all my questions and the application, what made everything way easier.
Thank you!

Marina Kindergarten Volunteer Fiji

My experiences with TRU Experience travel have been very good and the member of staff that I was in contact with during the planning stage was very helpful.
I would say the International Culture Exchange has been life changing to everyone on the programme but especially for me.
Through the trips, teaching, socialising and the opportunities that were available to me I have improved myself and become a better person.
The people I’ve met and the experiences I’ve had on this programme are memories that I will never forget.

Jack Cultural Exchange Student

I loved this trip! it was the best thing I decided to do. I went alone and meet 30 people on this tour with me. I had so much fun and laughs and my memories are unreal from the experience. One of the tour guides was absolutely amazing and couldn’t be more helpful or do more however the other guide was there just to party and do it her way. they knew nothing about the locations, go to drunk when no one else was and went off on her own to please her when it was free days. I would recommend the trip but we missed a lot of things which were in the trip itinerary.

Kayleigh Bali Volunteering

I volunteered in Bali as a kindergarten English teacher. From the first initial what do I do where do I start the staff at Tru experience were incredible. I wanted something within my budget and for several months over the summer. We narrowed it down to Thailand and Bali I choose Bali as I thought it would be more relaxed and I wouldn’t be influenced to party so hard. I as right the Bali vie is just so incredible.I spent my weekdays volunteering with the sweetest children I have ever me I feel my time at the project really benefited my class I had the same students all summer and watching the develop was mission complete for me it was such a proud and exciting feeling I cant put into words. I am heading back this summer and I cant wait to see the kids and see how much more they have developed as little humans. My experience with the tru team was out of this world and I couldn’t praise it enough in writing,


Kirsty Volunteer Teacher

TRU Experience works efficiently to make sure all aspects of your trip are planned to fit your specific needs. They were willing to take a 10-12 day itinerary and fit it into one week itinerary for myself and my team. They kept great communication throughout the whole process. Hannah at TRU Experience always got back to me within 24 hrs anytime I had a question. The cost was really on par to what was given. My entire team enjoyed what the whole trip and working alongside The Green Lion was a real blessing. Such a great partner organization that I would recommend to anyone as well.I truly have no complaints. The way they adapted to best fit the needs of my team as well as our budget really showed that TRU Experience is committed to their customers.

Edison Mauritius Experience

What I loved most about Partnering with The Green Lion [Mauritius] I never heard of Mauritius before going to the amazing Continent off the Coast of Africa. I was absolutely blown and by how has beautiful the country was and how culturally pleasing their way! I loved staying with The Green Lion our hosts were amazing and I felt so at home staying there! They welcomed us with open arms and made it feel welcomed! Our hosts for the week and a half took on so many cultural experiences that I’ll never forget. Ranging from Port Louis the capital to the countryside and all the beautiful things to explore in and out of the city. Another things I especially loved all the food. Growing up I was one of the most picky eaters you’d meet but going to Africa for two weeks and the Mauritius for another week and a half I was skeptical that i would hate The food and not eat at all but I was completely wrong the food was one of the best parts of our trip it was so delicious!

Chris Mauritius Experience

I would like to take the opportunity to leave my review to such a well organised and kind company. From the very start of enquiring about a trip to now the team at tru have been phenomenal especially Hannah who is the Managing Director at the company. I visited South East Asia and took part in volunteering, cultural engagement and a road trip across Northern Thailand. It has been the absolute dream trip of a life time. I can not Thank the team enough for being so incredible. Thank you very much for the best trip of my life to date., I have met so many amazing new friends including staff and people from all walks of life and different countries, whom I will be in touch with for a life time, for that I also Thank you. If you are dreaming about your trip of a life time, look no further vist Tru experience TRavel

Jordan Volunteer in Asia
Georgie Thorn

Throughout the whole booking experience, the company were great. COVID consequently lead to my trip being unfortunately cancelled, however I received a refund very quickly and easily with no query.
I would highly recommend this friendly company to anyone wanting to travel.

Georgie Thorn DofE Voluteer
Shirley Coe

My son was booked to do football coaching in Thailand through TRU experience and sadly like so many this has had to be cancelled. Hannah at TRU Experience has ensure a quick and efficient refund which has been really helpful. When we can, we will re-book through TRU Experience. Thanks Hannah!

Shirley Coe Mother of Volunteer