Volunteer Abroad Articles

Whatever your opinion on voluntourism, there's no denying its growth as a new and popular way to travel. Unfortunately, some imitators have found a way to profit from altruistic tourists by running legitimate looking operations that are actually scams -- such as the fake...
Morocco has long been one of the most popular spots in Africa for intrepid backpackers and posh travelers alike, fueling the economy in bigger cities and tourist destinations. Well kept Medinas' abundance of goods and food give an impression of high affluence compared to its Sub...
Does your heart break more and more with every trip that you take to the zoo? Does your heart skip a beat when you think of seeing exotic creatures in their natural African habits? Does your heart flutter at the thought of helping these beautiful animals? Good news.
These days, spending spring break in Mexico or Florida is so passé. Maybe the idea of a week in packed bars surrounded by sunburned kids is appealing to some people, but we don’t know those people, right? You’ve got the rest of your college years to spend attached at the...
For college students, finding and preparing for your dream international volunteer vacation can be an exciting but nerve-wracking time. More students than ever are volunteering abroad, and the good news is, there’s a lot of options and support available! Whether you’ve always...
So you’re drawn to volunteering in Cambodia, but you only have a week or two to spare; what next? First, know that you’re in good company; from ancient temples to crowded cities, elephants in lush jungles to researching dolphins from glimmering beaches , teaching children to...
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...
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...