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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Projects Abroad Conservation volunteers working in the Himayalas take a break from activities in Ghandruk, Nepal.

From $2865 CAD

Volunteer Conservation Work in the Himalayas in Nepal
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Live and work in the Himalayas and help preserve and enhance the biodiversity of this renowned area

  • Completely flexible dates
  • Anyone aged 16 or over can join
  • From 2 weeks
A volunteer working with children in Peru sits with a child in a classroom to help them with an activity.

From $2640 CAD

Volunteer with Children in Peru
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Work with local teachers to support early childhood development at disadvantaged childcare centres

  • Completely flexible dates
  • Anyone aged 16 or over can join
  • From 2 weeks
Projects Abroad volunteers interact with a child in Argentina during a community day at a local care centre.

From $2520 CAD

Volunteer with Children in Argentina
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Live in vibrant Argentina and prepare children for school through general development and teaching them basic life skills

  • Completely flexible dates
  • Anyone aged 16 or over can join
  • From 1 week
Female volunteer working with children in Romania at a care centre for her Childcare Project.

From $3415 CAD

Volunteer with Children in Romania
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Gain childcare experience and support early childhood development in disadvantaged care centres

  • Completely flexible dates
  • Anyone aged 16 or over can join
  • From 2 weeks
An intern participates in health screenings as part of their medical work experience in Nepal.

From $1970 CAD

Medical Internship in Nepal
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Gain invaluable medical experience while working alongside knowledgeable nurses and doctors in Nepal

  • Completely flexible dates
  • Anyone aged 16 or over can join
  • From 1 week
A student finishes an English exercise on the white board at a volunteer teaching placement in Peru.

From $2290 CAD

Volunteer Teaching in Peru
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Work a at schools in Peru and help young students and teachers improve their English language skills

  • Completely flexible dates
  • Anyone aged 16 or over can join
  • From 2 weeks
Projects Abroad volunteer working with children in Mongolia helps a child draw around their hands during an educational acitivity.

From $2865 CAD

Volunteer with Children in Mongolia
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Work with disadvantaged children in Ulaanbaatar and support early childhood development

  • Completely flexible dates
  • Anyone aged 16 or over can join
  • From 2 weeks
A group of sharks pictured by Projects Abroad volunteers whilst diving on their Shark Conservation volunteering project in Fiji.

From $4690 CAD

Shark Conservation Volunteering in Fiji
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Dive in the stunning waters of the South Pacific and play a vital role in shark conservation efforts

  • Completely flexible dates
  • Anyone aged 16 or over can join
  • From 2 weeks
A legal aid clinic at our Law and Human Rights Placement in South Africa

From $3740 CAD

Law and Human Rights Internship in South Africa
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Live and work in Cape Town and gain work experience while learning from lawyers and human rights professionals

  • Completely flexible dates
  • Anyone aged 16 or over can join
  • From 2 weeks
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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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