Volunteer Abroad Articles

Well hello there, global-minded volunteer! It’s that time of year again, when your itchy feet lead you away from your homeland to do good things somewhere across an ocean. But not just anywhere – you’ve decided that the place for you is warm, friendly, gorgeous Brazil. In terms...
Pandas are one of the Earth’s most beloved and beautiful creatures. How many times have you looked at a picture of a baby panda and cooed over how adorable it looks? While an annual trip to your nearest zoo is always a must, I'm sure it became even more important after Baobao and...
Calling all music lovers ! If you’re thinking of volunteering or teaching abroad, why not combine two of your interests? There are plenty of places where music lovers can volunteer and immerse themselves in music of any genre. If you’re musically inclined, you could even...
Growing up in California, I always knew that cultural experiences were important to me. Surrounded by Spanish-speakers and immigrants from countries I couldn’t place on a map, I became intrigued. I started taking Spanish classes in seventh grade. Not only did I quickly fall in...
If you are considering or have already made the decision to study abroad in Africa, you deserve some major kudos. Even though students are catching on to the rich experience and affordability of studying in Africa, it is still rather off the beaten path. No matter what, spending...
Working with elephants is one of the most popular volunteer activities in Thailand. And for good reason; they’re huge, adorable, and very intelligent. Elephants are often looked upon as gentle giants, but it’s good to remember that this isn’t always the case.
Volunteering with sea turtles is a once in a lifetime experience. Whether you’re already familiar with the endangerment issues, or are just looking to spend some time volunteering outdoors, you’ve come to the right place. The sad truth of the matter is that many species of sea...
Every year, adventurous altruists leap at the chance to volunteer abroad in the midst of crisis. They help rebuild homes in communities ravished by cyclones, hurricanes, and earthquakes and take care of children orphaned by HIV and AIDS. Less widely talked about, but just as in...
Most people who choose to volunteer internationally do so because they want to “make a positive impact” and “give back to the community.” But how often do we stop to think about what these catch phrases actually mean, or how to measure our own efficiency in achieving them? After...
The country of Costa Rica is an ideal destination for anyone interested in volunteering abroad or perfecting their Spanish speaking skills : volunteer projects in Costa Rica range from teaching English to many conservation projects, as almost 25% of the land consists of protected...