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Articles about volunteering abroad, travel and news about Projects Abroad
Shuan watching over the kids as they practice their surfing skills on Muizenberg beach

By Julie Brondeel 20th February, 2019

People of Projects Abroad: Shuan Solomons - Surfing Coordinator in South Africa

An organisation is only as extraordinary as its people, and those we have plenty of! We employ and train all our own volunteer staff support.

During her high school volunteer trip abroad, a Public Health volunteer measures blood pressure in a medical outreach.

By Isabel Silva 13th February, 2019

You wouldn’t believe the impact our high school volunteers had last summer

Now that you know all about the journey you’ll take as a teen volunteer abroad, are you ready to join us on a High School Special Project and discover what you’re capable...

An intern checks a woman’s blood pressure during an undergraduate medical volunteering opportunity abroad.

By Vicci Parry 06th February, 2019

Our Top 6 Pre-Med Programs for Undergraduates

Medical school applications - if these three simple words are enough to send you reeling, you’re probably a pre-med student.

A volunteer works with young children on a high school summer travel program abroad

By Daryll Williams 30th January, 2019

7 reasons why summer volunteering abroad for high school students is a good idea

Disconnecting has never been more enticing. There’s a big chance that a hectic school schedule, the 24/7 news cycle, and distracting social media is consuming you on a daily basis.

Trained staff employed by Projects Abroad in South Africa

By Jen Southern 23rd January, 2019

11 ways we keep you safe when volunteering overseas

Are you traveling alone to a new country for the first time? Wondering if it is safe to volunteer abroad?

High school students volunteering abroad on Projects Abroad’s programs for 15 year olds.

By Vicci Parry 16th January, 2019

High school volunteer opportunities abroad: What’s the journey really like?

Are you ready to take a step out of your comfort zone, push your boundaries, and do something extraordinary over your summer break? Then our High School Specials are for you!

A high school special volunteer helps a child with a task in the classroom

By Nadia Moore 09th January, 2019

Our Best Volunteer Abroad Programmes for Teenagers in 2019 and 2020

This year, thousands of teenage volunteers will pack their bags, say goodbye to their folks, hop on a plane, and enter the world of volunteering abroad. Sounds easy enough, right?

An older Projects Abroad volunteer reads to a child in Africa.

By Stephanie Klink 09th January, 2019

Our Best Volunteer Abroad Programmes for Adults over 50 in 2019 and 2020

In 2019, millennials are not the only ones challenging themselves to explore the world and do something different. A rapidly growing number of people in their 50s and 60s (and older) are opting for adventure and seizing the opportunity to give back through their travels.

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