Volunteer Abroad Articles

Volunteering with youth abroad can take a variety of forms, but it all helps to bridge cultural differences. It can also be a way to model and build peace around the world, and here are some of the ways how you can help.
Curious what life is like on a day-to-day basis during your volunteer abroad experience? Learn more about what it's like for a day in the life of a volunteer abroad from a fellow volunteer.
After volunteering abroad, you may feel lost and unsure how your life-changing experience translates to life at home. That's a normal feeling! Here are some strategies to help you adjust, produced in partnership with United Planet.
For many of us, the news these days just seems to reveal one troubling headline after the next. In times that feel so troubling, it’s hard to know what we can do to affect change. We've collected some of the programs we believe help empower us to help others on causes we're passi...
If you want to take a gap year that will change the world, it might be hard to choose a program. Here are some questions you should ask yourself, to make your gap year meaningful for you -- and for those you meet along the way.
The great Brazilian composer and musician Tom Jobin famously said, “Brazil is not for beginners.” To be fair, I’m not sure exactly how many countries really are appropriate for beginners, but Brazil can leave a first-time visitor feeling pretty disoriented and overwhelmed. I made...
The famous author Mark Twain once said, "Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do." Take a look at these five stand-out travelers' stories (in no particular order) if you're hesitating on taking the plunge to expl...
About four and a half years ago, I hopped on a plane to study abroad in Beijing. While I scoured the internet for information and read just about every blog I could find, I still had so many questions! Well, as someone who has now been living in China for three full years, today...
Being in places that are beautiful, whether they’re home to abundant natural beauty, cities with inspiring architecture, or picturesque landscapes, has a major impact on our general feelings of positivity and well-being.
Voluntourism and volunteer travel can be tricky and often controversial subjects to touch on, as they're part of an industry that gets perhaps more flack than it deserves. Here on Go Overseas, we've explored many questions from the perspective of a volunteer, such as the differen...