A group of volunteers abroad spend an afternoon learning about Masaai culture in Tanzania, Africa.


Articles about volunteering abroad, travel and news about Projects Abroad
Volunteers on the canopy walkway in the forest

By Sara Macdonald 14th January, 2022

Sara's Story: Part 2 - Working with Animals in the Amazon Rainforest

Here at Projects Abroad we love to share the stories of our volunteers. Read below to see part two of Sara's year long adventure.

Guadalajara, Mexico

By Sara Macdonald 07th December, 2021

Sara's Story: Volunteering Abroad for a Year

Here at Projects Abroad we love to share the stories of our volunteers. Read below to see part one of Sara's epic volunteer journey.

By Greg Thomson 05th November, 2021

Projects Abroad Declares a Climate and Biodiversity Emergency

1. We publicly accept the current IPCC advice that we need to cut global carbon emissions to 55% below 2017 levels by 2030 to keep the planet within 1.5 degrees of warming.

A newly hatched turtle crawls across the sand to reach the ocean in Mexico.

By Isabel Silva 01st July, 2020

5 Things to Expect when Traveling to Mexico for the First Time

When thinking about Mexico, most people picture beaches, sombreros, tacos, and tequila. But Mexico is more than its stereotypes.

Tanzanian women listen to a human rights talk given by interns on a gap year for law school.

By Stephanie Klink 10th June, 2020

Top Four Ideas: What should I do in my Gap Year before Law School?

With a four-year undergraduate degree under your belt, and hundreds of hours of studying behind you, you might be looking to the next challenge ahead: law school. As an aspiring lawyer, you have a mountain to summit.

Participants on an animal volunteer program in Botswana capture a baby rhino on camera.

By Stephanie Klink 15th May, 2020

Best Animal Volunteer Abroad Programs

Imagine waking up in the middle of the night on a wildlife reserve in Africa and hearing a lion’s mighty roar. Picture yourself walking barely-trodden footpaths in the Amazon Rainforest as you track a family of rehabilitated spider monkeys.

A stunning view of Table Mountain in Cape Town, captured by someone travelling to South Africa.

By Ashwin September and Stephanie Klink 15th May, 2020

6 Things to Expect When Traveling to South Africa

If you’re planning on traveling to South Africa, the first thing we have to say to you is “Molo!” (“hello” in Xhosa, one of the eleven official languages spoken here).

A Projects Abroad volunteer is washing her hands while volunteering abroad.

By Ashwin September 14th May, 2020

A Guide on How to Stay Healthy when Traveling Abroad

If the COVID-19 pandemic has shown us anything, it’s that good hygiene is critical in keeping harmful germs and illnesses at bay, especially when traveling.

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