Whether you are a pre-med student starting a career in medicine or a healthcare professional looking for insight into medical care in a developing country, volunteering abroad in a healthcare project may be a great opportunity for you. Continue reading “What it’s like to be a healthcare volunteer in Ghana”
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Few countries can compare with Costa Rica’s well-preserved natural beauty. Its many jungles and rainforests are home to a diverse range of rare wildlife and fauna, while its beaches, mountains, and waterfalls provide endless entertainment for adventurers. Read more “Top 7 things to do in Costa Rica”
We get it. Travel expenses can add up, and cost is one of the biggest considerations for volunteers planning their trip. But we believe you shouldn’t have to be wealthy to travel the world. With that in mind, uVolunteer offers affordable volunteer abroad programs to three destinations that are great for travelers on a budget. Read more “Which volunteer destination is best for your budget?”
When you volunteer in Ghana, you’ll not only have a variety of meaningful projects to choose from, but plenty to do and see in this beautiful country. Read more “Top 7 things to do in Ghana”
It’s not hard to see why Thailand is a popular destination for volunteers. But there’s more to this beautiful country than exotic beaches, amazing food, and a famously laidback vibe (though there’s plenty of that as well!) If you’re a first time visitor, here are a few things that you should know before you volunteer in Thailand: Read more “10 things to expect when you volunteer in Thailand”
The thought of traveling and volunteering alone can be intimidating if you’ve never done it before. You may worry that you’ll be bored and lonely or that you won’t have anyone to share all these great memories with.
But the truth is traveling and volunteering solo is one of the most rewarding experiences you’ll ever have. Continue reading “Why you should travel and volunteer solo”
Costa Rica is our most popular volunteer abroad destination, and for good reason. The country’s natural beauty and amazing people have been a draw for plenty of travelers, and once you’re there, you’ll never want to leave. Continue reading “8 things you’ll discover when you volunteer in Costa Rica”
As exciting as volunteering abroad is, planning your trip can be overwhelming. There are tons of programs and projects out there, each claiming to be the best or the most affordable. So how do you choose the best program and increase your chances of having a great experience volunteering abroad? Continue reading “8 questions you need to ask before volunteering abroad”
Thailand’s rich culture, great food and affordable cost of living make it one of the most popular destinations for backpackers and solo travelers. Continue reading “Top 12 things to do in Thailand”
You volunteer abroad because you have a deep desire to give back while experiencing a new part of the world. But will spending a summer building homes in Costa Rica impress employers?
Continue reading “How volunteering abroad helps your career”
Ghana is a popular destination for volunteers interesting in making a difference internationally, and anyone who has visited the country is familiar with the rich culture, friendly people, and immense diversity. Continue reading “7 things you should know before volunteering in Ghana”
Here’s what most people do when they want to volunteer abroad. They Google volunteer abroad programs in your desired country and they’re shocked to realize that many programs not only require you to pay but that the costs can add up quickly.
Maybe you want to volunteer to experience a completely new culture. Maybe you’re looking to gain valuable career skills that will make your resume stand out from the crowd. The benefits of volunteering abroad are nearly endless, but the truth is not everyone is cut out for this.
Spring break is quickly approaching and most of your friends will probably be heading to Cancun or Miami for a week of partying and relaxing on the beach. But what if you could do something totally different?
Costa Rica has been called the happiest country on earth for good reasons. From the warm and friendly spirit of the Ticos (Costa Rican residents) to the peaceful, laidback culture famously summarized as “Pura Vida” (translation: pure life) — it’s one of the most welcoming destinations for volunteers, backpackers and travelers of all sorts. Continue reading “Check out our Affordable Travel Guide to Costa Rica”
Are you thinking about volunteering abroad, but feel overwhelmed by all the different opinions online about what it should cost, whether it’s safe and if it’s even worth it? Continue reading “14 myths about volunteering abroad”
It’s not unusual for our program enrollment advisors to hear questions like this: “I really want to volunteer abroad, but I’m looking for an organization that will pay for my airfare and provide food and board… Can you help?” Continue reading “Why is volunteering abroad so expensive?”
So you’re all signed up for your first volunteer abroad trip — congratulations! — but you have no idea what to pack. How many outfits should you take with you? Do you need a specific kind of charger? Don’t worry, we’ve got all the answers. Continue reading “What to pack for a volunteer abroad trip”
So, you’ve made the decision to volunteer abroad: congratulations! Your first trip volunteering overseas has the potential to be exciting, enlightening and even life-affirming – without a doubt, this will be an experience you never forget.