Volunteer Abroad Articles

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....
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...
Guide Contents Choosing Programs, Destinations, and Dates What can I do as a volunteer? For how long should I volunteer abroad? Where should I volunteer? How do I find a volunteer program? What should I be looking for? What are some good programs for families / students / older...
Having only officially re-opened its doors to tourism in 2010, Burma is one of the most untouched countries in Asia today. Whether you are venturing there as a teacher, volunteer, or backpacker, this country will both charm and challenge you while providing some of the most...
From providing sanctuary for injured animals in Ecuador to delivering aid to refugees in Thailand to building homes for the homeless in Ireland, global-minded citizens have found that volunteering abroad is a popular way to give back while traveling. Studies show that from a...
Have you heard of service learning? In an era when it seems like everyone has a college degree and no amount of internships is enough, many see it as a great example of experiential education, and a valuable step on the road to a successful career. But is it really all that...