Volunteer Abroad Articles

In a world where governments are listening to our Skype conversations and people share ultrasound photos of their four-month-old fetus on social media, sometimes it seems like information is a little too accessible. Yet when it comes to important topics, like where exactly your...
Can you travel to Cuba and volunteer now as an America citizen? The short answer is yes. Don’t stop reading just yet, though! Though Americans can volunteer in Cuba, it’s not nearly as simple as just finding an organization and hopping on a plane -- although hopefully it will be...
Just as you start getting close to the end of your volunteer project abroad, the future suddenly starts looming ahead of you like Mt. Doom. Wrapping up your weeks, months, or even years abroad doesn’t have to be like staring into the jaws of the beast, though -- in fact,...
Even if you haven't volunteered abroad yet, you already have an idea of what the experience looks like. You'll live in a rustic village in Africa. You'll help build houses or latrines. You'll make friends with the locals. You'll make a large and lasting impact. As a general rule,...
You've just finished a study, volunteer, intern, or teach abroad program , and now you want to tell everyone about your experiences. Your friends may not want to listen, but there's a whole community of to-be study abroaders, international volunteers, and English teachers who...
Marathon viewings of Meerkat Manor, the Wild Thornberries, and the Lion King have left you with the burning desire to dash off to Eastern Africa and spend your days surrounded by zebras, giraffes and those goofy birds that eat bugs off the backs of rhinos. And how could you not?...
Originally published on January 6th, 2011 by Laura Walker. Volunteering abroad is an opportunity to share your skills, knowledge, and enthusiasm, while immersing yourself in a unique culture, discovering new places and contributing to a good cause. However, the price tags on some...
Congratulations are in order: You're doing a great thing deciding to volunteer for the summer. You've worked consistently and diligently in order to spend a few months helping others, and that's a commendable thing. Awesome job! Unfortunately, you're also extremely broke -- which...
There are tons of articles and brochures extolling the benefits of volunteering abroad -- for the volunteer, that is. Everyone is more than happy to tell you about how your view of the world will change, you’ll forge lifelong friendships, feel great about yourself, acquire plenty...
While volunteering abroad is commendable regardless of the gender of the volunteer, women have an especially critical role when it comes to promoting gender equality around the world: they lead by example . International Women's Day , a day which celebrates the economic,...