Volunteer Abroad Articles

  • volunteers in Bali
    By Natalie Southwick on 04/13/2015
    Originally published on January 6th, 2011 by Laura Walker. Volunteering abroad is an opportunity to share your skills, knowledge, and enthusiasm, while immersing yourself in a unique culture, discovering new places and contributing to a good cause. However, the price tags on some programs can...
  • Save to volunteer abroad this summer
    By Charity Yoro on 03/30/2015
    Photo Credit: Sari Stein Congratulations are in order: You're doing a great thing deciding to volunteer for the summer. You've worked consistently and diligently in order to spend a few months helping others, and that's a commendable thing. Awesome job! Unfortunately, you're also extremely broke...
  • International volunteers abroad
    By Natalie Southwick on 03/23/2015
    Photo Credit: Sari Stein There are tons of articles and brochures extolling the benefits of volunteering abroad -- for the volunteer, that is. Everyone is more than happy to tell you about how your view of the world will change, you'll forge lifelong friendships, feel great about yourself,...
  • Volunteer in Africa
    By Kate Evans on 03/09/2015
    Photo Credit: Jyoti Dewan If you're going to volunteer in Africa, chances are you'll be roughing it. You'll probably live some version of the life that everyone pictures when you say you're going to volunteer in Africa: mud huts, thatched roofs, free-range skinny chickens, an outdoor toilet (or...
  • Grace
    By Elaina Giolando on 03/05/2015
    While volunteering abroad is commendable regardless of the gender of the volunteer, women have an especially critical role when it comes to promoting gender equality around the world: they lead by example. International Women's Day, a day which celebrates the economic, political, and social...
  • Kids in Quito, Ecuador
    By Natalie Southwick on 03/02/2015
    Photo Credit: Erica Alfonzetti Back in 2011, when I began to tell friends I would be moving to Colombia to work as a volunteer teacher, I lost track of the number of people that responded with some variation of "Oh, I wish I could do that!" It's four years later and I can count on one hand the...
  • Monkey
    By Jessie Beck on 02/27/2015
    Photo Credit: Ellie Taylor Unlike your friends, family, and significant others, we at Go Overseas love to hear your travel stories. Especially the ones that make us laugh! So last month, we asked, and you answered with your best stories from abroad. Not just from studying abroad, but also...
  • Volunteers in Limuru Kenya
    By Kate Evans on 02/23/2015
    There's a lot of news coming out of Africa these days, and it's not always good. We see images of villages stricken with illness and massive hippos angrily chasing safari boats. We might look at each other and think, "why would I want to go there? I could catch Malaria or get bitten by a deadly...
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  • Colombia beach
    By Natalie Southwick on 02/17/2015
    Photo Credit: Natasha Krol In the movie "Spring Breakers," a bunch of former Disney stars head to Florida and get themselves into a world of trouble -- and some intimidatingly small but very brightly-colored bikinis. While this is perhaps a slight exaggeration of the experience of most college...
  • tips for dating abroad
    By Elaina Giolando on 02/13/2015
    I've traveled to over 40 countries in the past 5 years, so although my long-term relationship experience is quite limited (it's almost Valentine's Day so I'd rather not dwell on that part), I still find going out with locals to be one of the most interesting parts of my experiences overseas....