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MyProjectsAbroad

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The backbone of our program structure is MyProjectsAbroad. Every volunteer gets access to this proprietary database upon acceptance into a Projects Abroad program. (If you are an accepted volunteer, you can login here.)

You should login to MyProjectsAbroad as soon as you are accepted, and check back occasionally as you prepare for your trip. We will email you each time that we place new information on your MyProjectsAbroad profile.

Emergency and Local Contact Details

Phone numbers, email addresses and office locations for on-the-ground support staff are available on MyProjectsAbroad. From the first time you login, you will know: who are our staff are in-country, where to find them, and how to get help in an emergency.

Project Profile

About a month before your placement starts, we will post a profile of your project. (We do not give this earlier because, often when third parties are involved, details change.) This profile will include photos, the name and contact information of your on-site supervisor, location and background information on your project, as well as a summary of your role as a volunteer.

Accommodation Profile

IT project in Sri Lanka with Projects Abroad

About a month before your placement starts, we will post a profile of your host-family or other accommodation arrangement. (We do not give this earlier because, often when third parties are involved, details change.) This profile will include photos, the name, contact details and background information of your host-family (or, if not staying with a family, your accommodation supervisor), and other relevant details.

Packing Lists and Visas

We provide a detailed packing list for each project with includes advice on any specialized clothing or gear that you may need to bring with you (depending on your project.)

We also provide all of the relevant information for your visa application (if required). We provide the advice, forms, and supporting documents. All you have to do is follow our lead.

Financial Management

You can keep track of your remaining balance with Projects Abroad, make payments by credit card and print off receipts through our secure, online system.

Insurance Details

You can find the full details of our travel and medical insurance, including coverage limits, deductibles and instructions for how to make a claim.

Flight Arrangements

Enter in your own flight details, or have our in-house travel team suggest an itinerary. Detailed arrival procedure are included, so you know exactly where to find us when you step off the plane.

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