Volunteer Abroad Articles

While many people choose to spend time volunteering in Central or South America in part to put their language skills to the test, you may not have hit a level of Spanish or Portuguese yet to qualify for certain volunteer projects. Though, realistically, not knowing the local...
Originally published May, 29th 2013. If you already know that you want to volunteer in East Africa, it's likely that you're trying to decide between volunteering in Kenya and Tanzania . How do you choose? Though each distinct in their own way, these two neighbors are pretty...
The Himalayan massif Annapurna is a familiar sight to Brad Hurvitz, founder of the non-profit Trek to Teach , which places teachers in rural villages in Nepal. However, when he arrived at the Annapurna Base Camp (ABC for short) in the spring of 2015, what he saw was far from...
You’ve already sorted out the flights, visa requirements, housing and figured out how to take the bus across town -- you’re rocking this living or traveling abroad thing! If you’re studying or interning abroad, doing a gap year or even just traveling, you may find yourself with...
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?...