Volunteer Abroad Articles

There are numerous challenges and obstacles that you encounter when you make the brave and noble decision to volunteer abroad . Chronologically smack dab in the middle of those concerns is what should you bring on your journey? This can vary immensely depending on the location...
In the world of volunteering, this here is the million-dollar question: do volunteers, coming from abroad to dedicate their time and money toward a worthy cause, actually do good? The question that has sparked impassioned arguments in the New York Times and provocative articles ....
Do you remember what it feels like to be bored? Not just unoccupied, but really, seriously bored -– with nothing to do and nothing to distract you but the thoughts in your own head? Chances are, it’s been a long time since you’ve had to face down the specter of truly having...
We talk a lot about how awesome volunteering abroad is on Go Overseas, but let’s be real for a moment. Not every program works out perfectly, and unfortunately, there can be hitches along the way. So, while looking at reviews (*cough* *cough* on Go Overseas...) or talking to past...
Update 8/1/2014: Our photo competition is now closed! Please check on the Go Overseas Facebook page on August 8th for our announcement of the contest's winners! Have you ever studied, taught, or volunteered abroad? Are you currently studying, teaching, or volunteering abroad? If...
You've packed your bags full of keepsakes, said your goodbyes, and begrudgingly stepped onto a plane home. Who knew that two months volunteering in Ghana could be so life-changing?! It was a trip of firsts: your first time in a developing country, first time taking bucket showers...
Despite Europe's small size, it is one of the continents with the largest number of countries, cultures, languages -- and yes, volunteer abroad opportunities. Because of Europe's cultural diversity, volunteers have the option to pursue volunteer projects in education, social...
You’ve got your hiking shoes packed, your idealistic world-changing goals in order, and you’re ready to go be the best volunteer the world has ever seen! Except for one small issue: you’ve never actually done anything like this before . Don’t panic just yet, though. There’s a...
Congratulations you, you've made an incredible decision not just to travel abroad as an intrepid globetrotter, but to give back along the way by volunteering abroad. But in researching different volunteer programs you notice one commonality: they all expect you to PAY to...
Congratulations! You’ve decided to dedicate your time as a volunteer in Latin America . Volunteering overseas will likely become one of the most influential experiences of your lifetime, especially having chosen this region of the world. Latin America offers a distinctive...