Volunteer Abroad Articles

Whether you were leading a team of five on Wall Street or the back streets of Delhi, it shouldn’t matter when it comes to how to showcase your experience on paper. On average, recruiters spend six seconds evaluating a resume -- an incredibly short period of time to send the right...
Africa has attracted those with an adventurous spirit for hundreds of years. While previous generations were inspired by Hemingway’s big game hunting or Karen von Blixen’s farm at the foot of the N’gong Hills, today we are drawn to a contemporary Africa.
The New Year. Time to make resolutions for what we didn't accomplish in the past year, and hope to accomplish in the coming one. Naturally, we at Go Overseas hope your resolution has something to do with meaningful travel, be it studying, interning, or -- my personal favorite! --...
When I was a kid, my dad used to tell me that a tall glass of wine was the best reward for the end of a long day’s work. But what about actually working with wine? In a vineyard or winery? Say, on your gap year as a WWOOF volunteer? WWOOF (World Wide Opportunities on Organic...
We pack our suitcases and bring our enthusiasm, heading out to change the world. We are young, we are altruistic, and we firmly believe that whatever we do, wherever we go, we will help by going overseas to spend time volunteering. It’s a wonderful way to think, and intrinsically...
During university, many of my classmates chose internships in almost exclusively banking or consulting, but I proudly defied the norm. I spent my summers studying economics in Southeast Asia, hauling water filters, solar panels, and eye glasses into high-altitude villages across...
Written in collaboration with Elizabeth Hehir. Whether you're on winter break from college, or just fed up with the deluge of snowstorms and want to escape -- why not consider taking some time to volunteer abroad this winter ? Obviously, we here at Go Overseas think this is an...
Whether you’re studying, teaching, volunteering, or bouncing around the globe on a gap year , living abroad is a far different beast than simply traveling. This is especially true when November rolls around and -- despite the hot, humid weather, or total lack of festive...
Voluntourism has gotten a pretty bad rap lately. Articles arguing that the industry is turning into a form of neo-colonialism or describing it as the "white tourist's burden" bounce around the web every few months. Or you’ll find stats thrown up that voluntourism is one of the...
When it comes to volunteering abroad, there are a few "brand" name providers that stand out. These large organizations (like Greenheart Travel, Rustic Pathways, and IVHQ**) all have different volunteer programs running in various countries. When you check out their sites, you'll...