Volunteer Abroad Articles

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...
Volunteering abroad isn't like your average trip abroad -- it has the power to change you in unexpected and important ways. Sometimes these changes are clear, and other times they're fuzzy, hard to define, and part of a bigger self-evolution. But how exactly will a volunteer trip...
You can’t sneeze into the nonprofit or international arena these days without hitting the word “development.” It’s everywhere, adorning the names of small local NGOs and one of the world’s largest government-funded aid and development funds (USAID, for those of you on a nickname...
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.
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...
Need to escape winter weather... but want to do something meaningful in the process? Consider volunteering abroad this winter. Here are the destinations to put on your itinerary in the winter of 2019.
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...