A group of muddy recent graduates take a break from planting rice in Madagascar during their volunteer abroad experience.

Opportunities for Recent College Graduates Abroad

Discover what you're capable of by supporting communities in need or gaining real-world work experience

You’ve spent the last couple of years hitting the books, working towards your undergraduate or postgraduate degree. After your studies is the ideal time to pursue something different and fully realize your potential. You can gain work experience in a global setting and add to your resume as you discover more of what you’re capable of. We can help you achieve this through our international volunteer and internship programs. 


With Projects Abroad, you can help communities abroad that need extra support as a volunteer. Or, you can focus on gaining work experience on an internship abroad for recent graduates. You can choose from programs like Childcare, Conservation, and Medicine and Healthcare.


There are different ways to travel as a recent graduate. Choose a Flexi Trip, and you can start and end your project when you like. You’ll also have more independence and free time to explore. On a Team Trip, you’ll work with a group and follow an itinerary. It doesn't matter what project you're participating in with us. You'll always be part of our ongoing efforts to make a difference. 

Can't find what you're looking for?

We’d be happy to talk about creating a custom project for you. Most of our staff have been volunteers themselves, so they’re ready to answer your questions, big or small.

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This picture shows two male cheetahs focused but resting in the shade and was taken on one of our wildlife conservation volunteer opportunities in Botswana.
Africa’s Big 5 and Wilderness Conservation in Botswana
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  • Completely flexible dates
  • Anyone aged 16 or over can join
  • From 1 week
  • From $3,570 CAD
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A picture of a volunteer watching a giraffe whilst on one of our wildlife conservation volunteer opportunities in Kenya.
Giraffe & Lion Conservation in Kenya
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  • Completely flexible dates
  • Anyone aged 16 or over can join
  • From 1 week
  • From $3,295 CAD
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A large lemur balancing on a pole in the rainforest spotted by volunteers during their rainforest conservation volunteering in Madagascar with Projects Abroad.
Lemur Research and Protection in Madagascar
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  • Completely flexible dates
  • Anyone aged 16 or over can join
  • From 1 week
  • From $3,570 CAD
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Can't find what you're looking for? 

We have a lot of experience helping recent graduates from all backgrounds find the perfect project. We’d also be happy to talk about creating a custom project for you. 

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What can I do on an internship for recent graduates?

We have a number of internships abroad for recent graduates for you to join. You’ll work with experienced professionals, get a deeper insight into global issues, and you’ll broaden your horizons. 


We have a range of internships abroad for you, in fields like:



You can choose to intern in a completely new field to explore it, or intern in the field that you studied. Help draft legal documents at a law firm in Shanghai, shadow an attorney to a legal aid clinic in a South African township, and more.


On any of our global internships, there’s a great deal for you to gain. You will:


  • Add real-world, hands-on experience to your resume
  • Learn directly from local professionals
  • Network with interns and professionals from around the world
  • Further develop skills like communication and problem-solving


It’s also an opportunity for you to explore your interests further and find out what you’re really passionate about for your career. Who knows, an internship abroad as a recent graduate could lead you towards a new and exciting career path!

A recent graduate interning abroad assists a local doctor during a medical outreach in Kenya.

What can I do on a volunteer opportunity for college graduates?

If you’re unsure of what the next step in your life is, or you’re looking for a break from your studies, then consider our volunteer opportunities after college. On one of our projects, you can use your time and energy to support a community or protect the environment. You can also challenge yourself by doing something completely different to discover what you’re capable of.


You can choose from volunteer programs like:



As a volunteer, you’ll refine skills such as planning, leadership, and problem-solving. These skills can be used when furthering your studies, or in any career you choose to pursue.

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