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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.

Traveller in lockdown in New York City is self-isolating and stuck at home

By Thom Brown 31st March, 2020

A Guide for Travelers in Lockdown

As of 24th March 2020, an estimated 1.7 billion people around the world were in lockdown, ordered by their governments to stay home to slow the spread of...

Projects Abroad volunteers provide a local business owner with math lessons in Senegal

By Jonatan Durand 11th March, 2020

How we use Microfinance to empower disadvantaged communities

It isn’t easy to explain what Microfinance is. From our perspective, Microfinance is more than just a financial service.

A variety of vegan food in one of the best vegan travel destinations

By Ashwin September 05th March, 2020

Our Best Vegan Travel Destinations

Following a vegan or vegetarian diet can be tricky when traveling abroad. Argentina is famous for its steak and butter-filled pastries, and Thailand is known for putting fish-sauce in everything.

Argentinian host mother ready to receive volunteers.

By Lea Ernst, Thom Brown, Zachary Mason 05th March, 2020

3 host mothers around the globe: Welcome to Argentina, Ghana & Sri Lanka

Volunteering or interning abroad is full of adventures – everything is different and exciting, including your new (homestay) family. All of a sudden, while staying with a host family abroad, you share everything with people who you’ve never seen before.

By Lea Ernst 14th February, 2020

Getting ready for Sri Lanka: Volunteer Preparation Guide

Planning a holiday trip to Sri Lanka? Or packing your bags for a volunteer internship abroad in this country?

By Lea Ernst 14th February, 2020

5 Things to Expect When You Travel to Sri Lanka

Planning to volunteer in Sri Lanka, or gain work experience through an internship? Or do you just want to travel this lush, evergreen island in the Indian Ocean?

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