Volunteering abroad offers a unique opportunity for personal growth while making significant contributions to the local community. Open your heart, lend a hand, and seize the day as you embark on a purpose-filled adventure!
API has developed strong relationships with conservation groups, animal rescue centers, orphanages, schools, hospitals, and non-profit organizations abroad. We will work with your skills and preferences to best match your passions with the availability, needs, and objectives of the local host community.
API will provide you with the support and security you need to successfully plan your volunteer abroad adventure!
Cultural Embrace by API is now known simply as API. API (Academic Programs International) has been the parent company of Cultural Embrace since 2012, and API has sent thousands of students abroad since 1997. Our name has changed, but our mission will remain the same. We still aim to transform lives by providing enriching experiential programs abroad that foster increased self-knowledge, cultural sensitivity and understanding of the global nature of our contemporary world.
- Guaranteed volunteer placements available in the areas of: Child care, Coaching, Construction/Maintenance, Environment/Ecology, Medical/Health/Nutrition, Social Justice, Teaching/Tutoring
- Note: Volunteer activities are not limited to the above listed. Placements are customized to meet both community needs and your goals, skills/background. As such, you and your Program Manager will work together to find a placement right for you and the co