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Teen Volunteer Abroad: High School Specials

Projects Abroad offers volunteer abroad opportuniries for high school students between the ages of 16 and 19.

If you are 15 to 18 years old and enrolled in full-time education you can join us on a High School Special.  Each project follows a schedule of taught sessions, hands-on and observational work, as well as evening activities and weekend excursions.  Lasting two to four weeks, these programs are designed to make the most of your short time abroad while contributing to your community service credit requirements or college applications.

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We are one of the oldest and the most reputable volunteer organizations and are committed to ensuring that our young volunteers feel safe and supported at all times. Each volunteer project follows a schedule of taught sessions, hands-on and observational service work, as well as evening activities and weekend excursions, all under the constant guidance of our team of dedicated staff.

Read more about the structure of High School Specials, how travel arrangements work, or explore below the variety of High School Specials projects available.

Every year, thousands of High School Special volunteers actively make a difference around the world. During their time abroad, they contribute towards achieving long-term goals and make a long-lasting positive impact on the communities where they work. If you want to know more about their achievements, read our 2016 High School Specials Impact Report.

Please also attend one of our upcoming webinars about the High School Specials. These are interactive online presentations given by US and Canadian staff.

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Projects Starting January 14th 2018
Projects Starting March 10th 2018
Projects Starting March 18th 2018
Projects Starting July 8th 2018

For more information on our High School Specials Trips, please tune in to one of our upcoming High School Specials webinars, interactive online presentations by US and Canadian staff.

You can also view a previously recorded High School Specials webinar:

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