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Institute for Field Research Expeditions (IFRE), is a non profit organization. Our parent company is registered as Global Future Institute (GFI) in Louisiana. The main goal of IFRE is to carry out authentic field research programs on ecology, environment, wildlife, archeology and other areas affecting global communities.

The secondary objective of IFRE is to offer affordable and high quality volunteer abroad and internship abroad programs. In collaboration with local organizations, IFRE presently offers volunteer abroad programs in Nepal, India, Sri Lanka, China, Thailand, Peru, Costa Rica, Ghana, Kenya, South Africa and Tanzania. Our volunteer abroad programs are focused on working in orphanages, teaching English, health projects and conservation efforts.

IFRE History:

IFRE was started in 2005 after realizing the need for volunteers' help in developing countries. Afford ability and quality are two core components of IFRE's volunteer abroad programs. Before starting our programs, we had visited many developing countries where we developed many relationships with local orphanages, schools, NGO, governments and local people.

Presently, IFRE runs its volunteer program in Nepal, India, Sri Lanka, China, Thailand, Peru, Costa Rica, Ghana, Kenya, South Africa and Tanzania. We are in a process to expand our program to many other developing countries where the help of volunteers are greatly needed. In 2006, we sent 226 volunteers abroad! Many volunteers are planning a trip with IFRE up through spring of 2008.

Mission:

The mission of M17917 is to offer the most affordable as well as the highest quality volunteer and humanitarian abroad experiences – enabling us to make a contribution for all of humanity in its quest to make the world a better place. Through our volunteer and humanitarian trips abroad, we aim to spread love and compassion worldwide while improving the lives of destitute children and less-fortunate communities. We at IFRE also seek sustainable solutions in the fields of education, health care, conservation efforts and development issues through international volunteering.

Partners and Coordinators:

IFRE has a strong team of experienced international coordinators who run a successful and effective volunteer abroad program. Most of our coordinators run local level organizations and work hard to address local issues affecting the life of their communities. In addition to our international coordinators, we also work directly with local schools, orphanages, development agencies and community organizations. We always strive to ensure that each program meets the high standards of quality as expected and deserved by our volunteers.
Questions and Answers
IFRE is a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization based in Dallas, Texas, USA, providing the need for safe, affordable, very meaningful volunteer abroad programs worldwide in Asia, Africa and Latin America.

1. How long has the business been operating and how did it start?

2005 We founded IFRE’s volunteer abroad program in 2005 after realizing the need for safe and affordable volunteer abroad programs.

2. What is your company's mission?

IFRE is a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization based in Dallas, Texas, USA. M17917’ mission is to offer the most affordable and highest quality volunteer-abroad experiences in the world – enabling us to positively contribute to humanity and improve our world. We aim to spread love and compassion worldwide through our volunteers and interns improving lives of destitute children and less-fortunate communities. We have no political or religious affiliations.

3. What does your company specialize in?

Africa: Ghana, South Africa, Uganda, Tanzania, Kenya. Asia: Nepal, India, Sri Lanka, China, Cambodia. Latin America: Guatemala, Costa Rica, Peru, Ecuador. Projects: Medical Health, Teaching English, Orphanages, Disadvantaged Children, HIV/AIDS, Conservation--Animal and Plant.

4. Who is the founder or owner of the company and briefly describe his/her past activities?

Thank you for your interest in IFRE Volunteer and Internship Programs! We hope our website provides a deeper insight into our humanitarian values and why we work to offer volunteering opportunities in developing and Third World countries. We offer many years of experience. We strive to offer a meaningful, adventurous and inspiring volunteer abroad experience. We are honored that you are considering a volunteer abroad experience with us. As a humanitarian with desire to complete works of mercy and charity we applaud you! We recognize your courage to venture so far from home. Please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions. We sincerely hope you will join The IFRE Volunteer Family in coming days. Sincerely, Murali Adhikari, PhD M17917 Dallas, TX, USA

5. What is your most popular travel package and why?

Latin America: Guatemala - Caring Host Guide Coordinator, Quality Programs, Cheap affordable airline tickets. Africa: Ghana or Kenya--Caring Host Guide Coordinators, Quality Programs. Asia: Nepal--Caring Host Guide Coordinators, Quality Programs.

6. What is the best compliment you received from a client?

" Also, just a personal note, I am REALLY impressed with your non-profit organization, the services you offer and the growth rate, and all your efforts towards making a difference :). " --Heena L. from the UK planning to go to M17917 Tanzania programs.

Vacation Packages offered by supplier M17917

Nepal - Volunteer Abroad Experience
A meaningful volunteer program in Nepal comprised of language and cultural immersion, rural home stay, community work, and a Himalayan trek.

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USD 1522 / Per person
Tour Package
Volunteering Vacations
Cultural Journey
Duration: 7 - 84 days
Season: January - December
Nepal

India - Volunteer Abroad Experience
We invite you to join the volunteer program in India to explore the country, serve poor kids and women groups, enrich your lifetime experience, and share your love and passion for others.

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USD 2059 / Per person
Tour Package
Volunteering Vacations
Cultural Journey
Duration: 7 - 84 days
Season: January - December
India

Argentina - Volunteer Abroad Experience
Choosing this Argentina volunteer program you will have the possibility to learn Spanish and to discover beautiful, natural scenery of this country in addition to its multi-faceted cultures.

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USD 1649 / Per person
Tour Package
Volunteering Vacations
Cultural Journey
Duration: 7 - 84 days
Season: January - December
Argentina

Cambodia - Volunteer Abroad Experience
You can explore the stunning country of Combodia famous for its scenic beauty, rich traditions and kind people through our volunteer program.

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USD 2614 / Per person
Tour Package
Volunteering Vacations
Cultural Journey
Duration: 7 - 84 days
Season: January - December
Cambodia

China - Panda Conservation
The Panda Conservation project in China is a great opportunity for any volunteers interested in wildlife conservation and willing to explore the many issues currently facing endangered species.

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USD 2499 / Per person
Tour Package
Volunteering Vacations
Duration: 7 - 28 days
Season: January - December
China

Costa Rica - Volunteer Abroad Experience
We invite you to join the Costa Rica volunteer Program, get free Spanish lessons, and a rich volunteer abroad experience.

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USD 2315 / Per person
Tour Package
Volunteering Vacations
Cultural Journey
Duration: 7 - 84 days
Season: January - December
Costa Rica

Ecuador - Volunteer Abroad Experience
Our Volunteer programs in Ecuador offer unique opportunities to serve humanity while simultaneously exploring the spectacular diversity of wildlife and marine life of this country.

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USD 2140 / Per person
Tour Package
Volunteering Vacations
Cultural Journey
Duration: 7 - 84 days
Season: January - December
Ecuador

Ghana - Volunteer Abroad Experience
With its amazing wildlife, a fascinating landscape, a diversified culture, great safaris, and gorgeous beaches, Ghana offers one of the best travel and volunteering experiences possible in Africa.

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USD 1979 / Per person
Tour Package
Volunteering Vacations
Cultural Journey
Duration: 7 - 84 days
Season: January - December
Ghana

Guatemala - Volunteer Abroad Experience
We invite you to join its volunteer in Guatemala program to explore the country, serve poor kids and women groups, enrich your lifetime experience, and share your love and passion for others.

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USD 2183 / Per person
Tour Package
Volunteering Vacations
Cultural Journey
Duration: 7 - 84 days
Season: January - December
Guatemala

Honduras - Volunteer Abroad Experience
As volunteers in Honduras, we invite you to discover the ruins of the Mayan Empire and cultural marvels of this country while providing a helping hand to community-based causes.

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USD 2833 / Per person
Tour Package
Volunteering Vacations
Cultural Journey
Duration: 7 - 84 days
Season: January - December
Honduras

Kenya - Volunteer Abroad Experience
In this Kenya volunteer program you serve the local communities, share your experience and compassion with orphan kids and local youth while exploring a great African country.

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USD 1980 / Per person
Tour Package
Volunteering Vacations
Cultural Journey
Duration: 7 - 84 days
Season: January - December
Kenya

Peru - Volunteer Abroad Experience
Volunteering in Peru is a perfect choice as it gives exciting opportunities for volunteers to explore magnificent ruins of ancient culture.

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USD 2422 / Per person
Tour Package
Volunteering Vacations
Cultural Journey
Duration: 7 - 84 days
Season: January - December
Peru

South Africa - Volunteer Abroad Experience
This volunteer program invites you to leave your footprint and rebuild the lives of many people from South Africa, while exploring this spectacular country.

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USD 3222 / Per person
Tour Package
Volunteering Vacations
Cultural Journey
Duration: 7 - 84 days
Season: January - December
South Africa

Sri Lanka - Volunteer Abroad Experience
Sri Lanka volunteer program offers a unique travel plan where you can serve community, immerse in local cultural, and explore the country.

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USD 2072 / Per person
Tour Package
Volunteering Vacations
Cultural Journey
Duration: 7 - 84 days
Season: January - December
Sri Lanka

Tanzania - Volunteer Abroad Experience
Volunteer Tanzania program invites you to work for poor kids, communities, and woman's groups and to explore this great country having hundreds of different ethnic groups and cultures.

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USD 2180 / Per person
Tour Package
Volunteering Vacations
Cultural Journey
Duration: 7 - 84 days
Season: January - December
Tanzania

Thailand - Volunteer Abroad Experience
This Thailand volunteer program invites you to explore this Southeast Asian Paradise while contributing to local communities.

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USD 2080 / Per person
Tour Package
Volunteering Vacations
Cultural Journey
Duration: 7 - 84 days
Season: January - December
Thailand

Uganda - Volunteer Abroad Experience
In Uganda, we presently offer volunteer programs in orphanages, HIV/AIDS projects, healthcare, and English-teaching, while exploring this newly peaceful and stable African destination.

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USD 2180 / Per person
Tour Package
Volunteering Vacations
Cultural Journey
Duration: 7 - 84 days
Season: January - December
Uganda

Volunteer in Uganda, Orphanage Project
Volunteers are needed in orphanage projects to teach basic English and other subjects and help in organizing activities for the children!

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USD 2030 / Per person
Tour Package
Volunteering Vacations
Cultural Journey
Duration: 14 - 60 days
Season: January - December
Uganda

Volunteer English - Teaching Program
Be a volunteer in improving Uganda children conversational English for a better future and help them to compete and participate in the global market!

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USD 968 / Per person
Tour Package
Volunteering Vacations
Cultural Journey
Duration: 14 - 60 days
Season: January - December
Uganda

Volunteer English - Healthcare Project
Chose to be a volunteer and participate in Uganda health care project that will help you enrich your educational and professional background!

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USD 1899 / Per person
Tour Package
Volunteering Vacations
Cultural Journey
Duration: 4 - 60 days
Season: January - December
Uganda

Costa Rica: Public Healthcare Project
This volunteer program invites you to participate in a public health project informing the public about the ways to prevent dengue and trying to eliminate the spread of the disease.

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USD 1687 / Per person
Tour Package
Volunteering Vacations
Cultural Journey
Duration: 4 - 60 days
Season: January - December
Costa Rica

Internship in Nepal: Medical/Health Project
Choose some of Nepal's larger cities for volunteering activity which are in urgent need of individuals willing to help and wanting to learn more about this country!

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USD 1987 / Per person
Tour Package
Volunteering Vacations
Cultural Journey
Duration: 4 - 60 days
Season: January - December
Nepal

Internship in India: Medical/Health Project
Learn to provide health care tips in informal education centers, schools, or local organizations while participating in India volunteer program.

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USD 1968 / Per person
Tour Package
Volunteering Vacations
Cultural Journey
Duration: 4 - 60 days
Season: January - December
India

Medical Internship in Ghana
If you are looking for valuable hands-on medical experience, this Medical Internship in Ghana is a great opportunity!

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USD 1897 / Per person
Tour Package
Volunteering Vacations
Cultural Journey
Duration: 4 - 60 days
Season: January - December
Ghana

Internship in Kenya: Medical/Healthcare Project
Start as a medical intern and study the rural health posts and community clinics participating in Kenya volunteer program.

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USD 1897 / Per person
Tour Package
Volunteering Vacations
Cultural Journey
Duration: 4 - 60 days
Season: January - December
Kenya

Internship in Peru: Medical/Healthcare Project
Interns with healthcare backgrounds are invited to teach healthcare tips in informal education centers, schools, or local organizations during this Peru volunteer program.

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USD 1897 / Per person
Tour Package
Volunteering Vacations
Cultural Journey
Duration: 4 - 60 days
Season: January - December
Peru

Internship in Tanzania: Medical/Healthcare Project
This Tanzania volunteer program offers to study the rural health posts and community clinics.

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USD 1789 / Per person
Tour Package
Volunteering Vacations
Cultural Journey
Duration: 4 - 60 days
Season: January - December
Tanzania

Internship in India: HIV/AIDS Project
An excellent opportunity for interested in fostering awareness of the disease and studying ways to change attitudes and behaviors towards those infected!

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USD 1897 / Per person
Tour Package
Volunteering Vacations
Cultural Journey
Duration: 4 - 60 days
Season: January - December
India

Internship in Ghana: HIV/AIDS Project
This project is open to any interns willing to share their love, time and compassion with the HIV/AIDS-infected individuals.

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USD 1968 / Per person
Tour Package
Volunteering Vacations
Cultural Journey
Duration: 4 - 60 days
Season: January - December
Ghana

Internship in Kenya: HIV/AIDS Project
Interns participating in this HIV/AIDS Project will contribute to create public awareness and continue the ongoing programs aiming to spread awareness and education!

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USD 1897 / Per person
Tour Package
Volunteering Vacations
Cultural Journey
Duration: 4 - 60 days
Season: January - December
Kenya

Internship in Tanzania: HIV/AIDS Project
Assist health care professionals and workers in the rural health posts and community clinics during this Tanzania volunteer project.

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USD 1987 / Per person
Tour Package
Volunteering Vacations
Cultural Journey
Duration: 4 - 60 days
Season: January - December
Tanzania

Internship in Argentina: Teaching English Project
This is a nice opportunity for interns with an educational background to learn the basic fundamentals of teaching Argentinian children and gain some experience in their desired profession.

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USD 1986 / Per person
Tour Package
Volunteering Vacations
Cultural Journey
Duration: 4 - 60 days
Season: January - December
Argentina

Internship in China: Teaching English Project
The English teaching internship in China focuses on teaching conversational English to Chinese students.

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USD 1984 / Per person
Tour Package
Volunteering Vacations
Cultural Journey
Duration: 4 - 60 days
Season: January - December
China

Internship in Costa Rica: Teaching English Project
A good opportunity for interns with an educational background to experience the basic fundamentals of teaching Costa Rica children and get a feel for their desired profession!

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USD 1986 / Per person
Tour Package
Volunteering Vacations
Cultural Journey
Duration: 4 - 60 days
Season: January - December
Costa Rica

Internship in India: Teaching English Project
The English teaching project covers teaching in several government schools in Delhi.

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USD 1968 / Per person
Tour Package
Volunteering Vacations
Cultural Journey
Duration: 4 - 60 days
Season: January - December
India

Internship in Ghana: Teaching English
Have a great volunteering vacation in Ghana. Teaching in Ghana is one of the most demanding and rewarding positions!

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USD 1987 / Per person
Tour Package
Volunteering Vacations
Cultural Journey
Duration: 4 - 60 days
Season: January - December
Ghana

Internship in Nepal: Teaching English Project
Within this project, interns can help improve the outlook of Nepal children future by teaching them fundamental English skills!

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USD 1897 / Per person
Tour Package
Volunteering Vacations
Cultural Journey
Duration: 4 - 60 days
Season: January - December
Nepal

Internship in Peru: Teaching English Project
Interns interested in this program can expect to teach art, physical education, and English in neighborhood kindergartens, elementary schools as well as in local high schools.

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USD 1897 / Per person
Tour Package
Volunteering Vacations
Cultural Journey
Duration: 4 - 60 days
Season: January - December
Peru

Internship in Tanzania: Teaching English Project
In this project, interns will teach English to nurseries, throughout Tanzania - teaching children ranging primary and secondary schools in ages from 6 - 16 years old.

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USD 1986 / Per person
Tour Package
Volunteering Vacations
Cultural Journey
Duration: 4 - 60 days
Season: January - December
Tanzania
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