Projects Abroad is a global organization formed around the need for gap year programs abroad designed for students taking a break from studying. Since its inception, Projects Abroad has expanded to offer high school volunteer programs, and a vast variety of programs geared towards those taking a gap year or a career break. Visit the Projects Abroad website for more details on volunteer, teach, study and internship programs abroad.
Medical Service in Ghana05/26/2015How could this program be improved?
I wish I had more time to do activities with my home stay family; but since I was only in Ghana for a week, I needed to spend most of my time volunteering and providing medical services to the various communities
Spring Break 2015- Jamaica05/13/2015How could this program be improved?
The program was a little too pricy. Fortunately, I got my school to help me fund this trip, but for anyone who doesn't have the necessary funds, they might find it quite difficult to be able to do something like this. I believe that everyone should have the opportunity to volunteer abroad.
Volunteering in Costa Rica05/11/2015How could this program be improved?
One thing I recommend is connecting past volunteers with those who are either considering the program or are definitely going to use Projects Abroad. Having the perspective of someone who actually has completed a particular program would have been great, as it offers more than just a review or what a staff member can share.
Himalayan Conservation Project05/09/2015How could this program be improved?
The one warning I would give is that it is a lot of physical activity. Our days are mostly filled with hiking and there really is no way out of it. Definitely be prepared if you're considering this project.