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A woman's suitcase full of her packing essentials

By Thom Brown 13th February, 2020

Getting Ready for Ghana: 5 Volunteer Packing Tips

A different climate to what you're used to, it can be hard to know what to pack when traveling to Ghana. This packing guide is here to help.

Projects Abroad volunteer meets local people in Ghana

By Thom Brown 12th February, 2020

Getting Ready for Ghana: How to Prepare for Cultural Differences

When you travel from North America, Europe, or Asia, stepping into Ghana for the first time reveals immediate cultural differences. Go in with an open mind and be prepared to be flexible to ensure that your experience is as seamless as possible.

Locals on the Mekong river in Cambodia

By Jonatan Durand 12th February, 2020

9 Things to Expect When Traveling to Cambodia

Cambodia isn’t usually on people's bucket lists. Outside of Southeast Asia, most people don’t know much about its rich history, culture, food, and beautiful sites.

Elephants playing in a national park in Ghana

By Thom Brown 11th February, 2020

5 Things to Expect When Traveling to Ghana

After touching down in Accra, it’s a small step off the plane, but a giant leap into the unknown. No matter how much research you do beforehand, experiencing Ghana for real is intense.

Children in one of our placements learning how to wash their hands to avoid the spread of diseases.

By Projects Abroad 07th February, 2020

Coronavirus 2020 - Projects Abroad response

[This blog article was used from February to August 2020 to regularly update our volunteers on the latest developments regarding COVID-19.

By Zachary Mason 04th February, 2020

5 Things to Expect When Traveling to Argentina

In the capital city of Cordoba, streets intersect with grand palms, stray dogs, and street performers. The chaos of a big city seems lost in this idyllic haven, where you can always find a peaceful plaza, a conversant stranger, or a nearby river to escape.

Volunteers showing their painting on a Kindergarten wall in Cambodia

By Jonatan Durand 23rd January, 2020

Getting Ready for Cambodia: Volunteer Preparation Guide

Feeling prepared while planning your trip to Cambodia is important, especially if you’re traveling there for the first time as a volunteer or intern. Even though our staff will fully prepare you, you might feel a little more confident doing your own preparation too.

Visitors walk along the canopy bridge in Ghana's rainforest

By Thom Brown 22nd January, 2020

Getting Ready for Ghana: Volunteer Preparation Guide

As a welcoming country, Ghana is perfect for your first volunteer trip. Once you’ve signed up to one of our programs, we’ll let you know what to prepare before you set off.  This travel preparation guide exists to answer any initial questions.

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