Volunteer Abroad Articles

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...
I stared out into the nothingness that stretched on endlessly outside my window. The tired bodies of my companions swayed from side to side as the bus moved dangerously through the darkness, swerving left and right without warning or deceleration. But unlike our volunteer...
First time on Go Overseas? Learn how it works . Of all the volunteer abroad options out there, the Peace Corps is arguably the most well-known. You might be surprised to learn that volunteering abroad, especially in the Peace Corps, has actually been a common choice for some...
Volunteering abroad with children is one of the most appealing experiences for first-time (and many-time) volunteers, and for totally understandable reasons. If you enjoy working with children and want to make a difference for those in need, working in refugee camps or in...
While the 2016 presidential election is fast approaching, if you're living abroad it could sneak up on you even faster than you expect. As an expat, traveler, or student abroad, voting from overseas isn't as simple as showing up at a ballot booth. You have to -- in true...
Volunteering abroad can be a fantastic way to use your time, energy, and skills for a good cause. Unfortunately, though, not everyone has the same good intentions that you do. With the increase in volunteer travel, there has also been in increase in less legitimate organizations....
Traveling overseas is one of the most enriching experiences you can gift yourself, but there is no denying that the longer you’re away, the more difficult it is to stay connected with others. How can you keep in touch with family and friends while overseas? Modern technology has...
I can’t even count the number of times I’ve heard someone around my age (which, for the record, isn’t exactly ancient) say something like, “Oh, I would’ve loved to volunteer abroad, but now it’s too late/I don’t have time/I missed my chance.” I’ve always wanted to point out that...
While Southeast Asia might be well-trodden with many budget-conscious young travelers exploring beautiful tropical beaches and vibrant bustling cities in countries like Thailand, Laos, and Cambodia, only the most intrepid venture into South Asia. India, Nepal, Bangladesh, Sri...