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Articles about volunteering abroad, travel and news about Projects Abroad
A group of Projects Abroad volunteers assist with a beach clean-up initiative where no experience is needed to volunteer overseas.

By Vicci Parry 23rd October, 2018

Do I need experience to volunteer abroad?

Are you a jack of all trades, but a master of none? Are you passionate about a particular issue, but don’t have any qualifications in the field?

When you encounter an unfamiliar way of life while travelling abroad, you can experience a culture shock.

By Hannah Atkins 28th November, 2017

Coping With Culture Shock: Symptoms & Solutions

Ready for your first (volunteer) adventure abroad? We can only encourage you to get on the plane as soon as possible.

High school special volunteers paint bleachers at their placement

By Hannah Atkins 22nd May, 2017

Benefits Of Volunteering Abroad As A Teenager

It’s the time of year when many of our school-age volunteers start to plan their summer holidays – which may include signing up for volunteer programmes abroad.

Talibe children play in the streets of dusty St. Louis in Senegal.

By Hannah Atkins 29th March, 2017

Talibé Children In Senegal

The town of Saint Louis in northern Senegal has many charms and attracts a number of tourists throughout the year. But spend any length of time there and you’ll likely find yourself approached by young boys asking for money.

Elective students practice suturing

By Hannah Atkins 19th October, 2016

6 Reasons To Take Your Medical Elective Abroad

Medical Electives abroad are increasing in popularity – many more students in the healthcare field are considering this option, and for good reason!

By Hannah Atkins 27th July, 2016

Creative Fundraising Ideas: From Marmalade To Moustaches

So many of our volunteers fundraise to cover the cost of their trip, but it can be overwhelming to figure out where to start and what to do! Fear not, however – I’m here to talk you through potential ideas to help you meet your fundraising goals.

Global Gap Year programme volunteers take a group photo in Ghana

By Jemma Dicks 10th January, 2016

Top 5 Things To Do In A Gap Year in 2019

Sometimes you just need a break. Whether it be after high school, after college graduation, or a sabbatical during your working career.

A cheetah in a wildlife reserve in Southern Africa

By Samantha Evans 27th May, 2015

Cuddling Cubs – Discover The Darker Side Of Big Cat “Conservation”

A few years ago while on holiday in Cape Town, South Africa I had what I considered the privilege of petting a young cheetah. I remember being led into the enclosure by the handler, slowly crouching down and running my fingers through its spotted coat.

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