You’ve finally made the decision to volunteer or intern abroad. As your finger is about to hit the “Apply Now” button, a thought dawns on you. “Do I need to speak the language of the country I want to volunteer or intern in?”. Instead of closing your browser and giving up on that dream, let’s give you some good news.
The good news is that if you speak English, you’re already ready to join most of our volunteer projects and internships! However, we do have language requirements to volunteer in some Spanish or French speaking countries. With that said, your language skills will all depend on the project and country you choose.
We hope that we’ve been able to ease your mind. We don’t need you to be a master with English words or an expert in French or Spanish to join. However, a French, Spanish or English language course would make the process easier.
We just want you to have the best experience and be equipped enough to make a real impact while abroad. You might even head home having learned a new language abroad. Our recommendation: don’t forget to take your notebook and write all the different words you hear!