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Articles about volunteering abroad, travel and news about Projects Abroad
Trained South African staff employed by Projects Abroad check on a safe volunteer abroad placement.

By Jen Southern 23rd January, 2019

10 Ways we keep you safe when travelling abroad with us

Are you travelling alone to a new country for the first time? Wondering if volunteering, interning or studying abroad is safe?

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!

Conservation volunteers in Kenya join together on a high school special volunteer trip.

By Nadia Moore 09th January, 2019

Best Volunteer Abroad Programs for High School Students in 2020 & 2021

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?

By Stephanie Klink 09th January, 2019

Best Adult Volunteer Abroad Programs in 2020 & 2021

Have you been seeking a more meaningful travel experience? There is no greater way to see a new country and discover unique cultural aspects than to get involved in the community and volunteer.

A group of Projects Abroad volunteers assist with a beach clean-up initiative where no experience is needed to volunteer overseas.

By Vicci Parry 23rd October, 2018

Do I need experience to volunteer abroad?

Are you a jack of all trades, but a master of none? Are you passionate about a particular issue, but don’t have any qualifications in the field?

When you encounter an unfamiliar way of life while travelling abroad, you can experience a culture shock.

By Hannah Atkins 28th November, 2017

Coping With Culture Shock: Symptoms & Solutions

Ready for your first (volunteer) adventure abroad? We can only encourage you to get on the plane as soon as possible.

High school special volunteers paint bleachers at their placement

By Hannah Atkins 22nd May, 2017

Benefits Of Volunteering Abroad As A Teenager

It’s the time of year when many of our school-age volunteers start to plan their summer holidays – which may include signing up for volunteer programmes abroad.

Talibe children play in the streets of dusty St. Louis in Senegal.

By Hannah Atkins 29th March, 2017

Talibé Children In Senegal

The town of Saint Louis in northern Senegal has many charms and attracts a number of tourists throughout the year. But spend any length of time there and you’ll likely find yourself approached by young boys asking for money.

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