Volunteer Abroad Articles

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...
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...
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...