Why You Won’t Save the World as a Volunteer Abroad

In the last decade, two industries have started to weave together more than ever before: volunteering and travel. Whereas “vacation” and “work” used to be as opposite as oil and water, there are now plenty of options for those who want to do some good as they take time off from their careers to see the world.

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2 Secrets to Landing International Internships

Volunteering abroad can take many forms: from building homes and teaching in schools to helping in the organization’s office and creating promotional videos. No matter what capacity you work in, your goal should be to do good work that will be beneficial to the organisation and that will you enable you to get some experience.

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The Ultimate Volunteer in Thailand FAQ

The “Land of Smiles” lives up to its reputation. Thailand is an incredible, welcoming, friendly city full of kind people and colorful experiences. Especially for those who are interested in Asia but unsure of how bigger, busy cities would feel, Thailand is a relaxing and inviting country to travel in.

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The 3 Best Volunteer Abroad Programs for Teens

“I wanted to provide a rich experience for my nephew, Tate, who had just graduated from high school. I wanted him to have the richness of immersion into a culture that’s very different from ours in the U.S. Even though I gave Tate the choice of which country to go to, my only conditions were that whatever we did had an educational and a service component to it.”- Jeff Coffey, Ghana parks and conservation volunteer

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