Volunteer Abroad Articles

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,...
Back in 2011, when I began to tell friends I would be moving to Colombia to work as a volunteer teacher , I lost track of the number of people that responded with some variation of “Oh, I wish I could do that!” It's four years later and I can count on one hand the number of...
Unlike your friends, family, and significant others, we at Go Overseas love to hear your travel stories . Especially the ones that make us laugh! So last month, we asked, and you answered with your best stories from abroad. Not just from studying abroad, but also volunteering,...
There's a lot of news coming out of Africa these days, and it’s not always good. We see images of villages stricken with illness and massive hippos angrily chasing safari boats. We might look at each other and think, “why would I want to go there? I could catch Malaria or get...
In the movie “Spring Breakers,” a bunch of former Disney stars head to Florida and get themselves into a world of trouble -- and some intimidatingly small but very brightly-colored bikinis. While this is perhaps a slight exaggeration of the experience of most college spring...
Originally published on July 8th, 2014. So you’ve decided to take the plunge and volunteering abroad -- as a couple. It’s an exciting challenge, a chance to learn and grow, and hopefully do some good with your better half. Living and working abroad can cement a couple’s love and...
We really hope you aren't burnt out on 2015 travel bucket lists -- because we're certain you've never seen one as meaningful and impactful as this one. See, we're not just here to talk about 2015's up and coming travel destinations, we're here to turn that wanderlust into an...