A volunteer looking at beaded jewellery during a Projects Abroad cultural exchange programme abroad.

Cultural Exchange Programmes Overseas

Our cultural immersion programmes abroad provide the perfect opportunity to learn about different cultures and traditions. You’ll experience a completely different way of life first-hand, as you live and work in the heart of some of the most fascinating cultures in the world. You can trek through the desert and live in a ger with a nomad family in Mongolia. Or live in a Samoan village and learn about a unique kind of island life. With our diverse selection of cultural immersion projects, there’s sure to be a project for you!


You’ll also become part of our global network of volunteers. You’ll build international connections, learn about volunteers from around the world, and make lifelong friends.


Join one of our cultural exchange programmes abroad and broaden your perspective of the world. You’ll go home with a renewed outlook on life and a richer knowledge of people and places you might never have heard of before your trip.


Our international cultural exchange programmes are a chance for a completely unique experience. You’ll get to know different countries in a way you wouldn’t as a tourist.

Choose a Cultural Exchange Project

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A workshop on suturing during our Medicine internship for teenagers in Argentina.
Medicine Internships in Argentina for Teenagers

From $3070

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Travel to South America with a group your age and learn directly from doctors, while also studying Spanish

  • Fixed dates during school break
  • This project is only for 15-18 year olds
  • From 2 weeks
Culture and Community Volunteers live and work with Nomads in Mongolia whilst riding horses to herd cattle.
Live and Work with Nomads in Mongolia

From $2720

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Experience a unique and ancient way of life by living with a nomad family in Mongolia

  • Completely flexible dates
  • Anyone aged over 16 can join
  • From 1 week
A volunteer painting tyres with children in Argentina on our project for high school students
Volunteering with Children in Argentina for Teenagers

From $2770

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Live in Cordoba and help local children learn through play while improving your Spanish

  • Fixed dates during school break
  • This project is only for 15-18 year olds
  • From 2 weeks
A volunteers takes a picture with children at her placement in Samoa
Community Volunteer Work for Teenagers in Samoa

From $2770

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Team up with people your age and give back while immersing yourself in traditional Samoan village life

  • Fixed dates during school break
  • This project is only for 15-18 year olds
  • From 2 weeks
Local women in Fiji perform a ceremony for the opening of a Community Centre at a placement lead by Projects Abroad Staff.
Community Volunteer Work in Fiji

From $2470

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Learn about Fijian life and culture by immersing yourself in daily village life

  • Completely flexible dates
  • Anyone aged over 16 can join
  • From 1 week
A volunteer in a village in Samoa teaches children at a school.
Community Volunteering in a Samoan Village

From $2565

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Experience life in a Samoan village and explore a different culture and way of life

  • Completely flexible dates
  • Anyone aged over 16 can join
  • From 2 weeks
Volunteers work with sea turtles in Mexico on a project for teenagers
Conservation Volunteer Work in Mexico for Teenagers

From $2970

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Live and work with a group your age and become part of our ongoing efforts to protect endangered sea turtles

  • Fixed dates during school break
  • This project is only for 15-18 year olds
  • From 2 weeks
While learning French in Madagascar, students also explore places like markets and chat to local vendors to boost their skills.
French Language Course in Madagascar

From $1970

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Learn French in Madagascar with a professional language teacher and practice speaking with local people

  • Completely flexible dates
  • Anyone aged over 16 can join
  • From 1 week
As a Projects Abroad volunteer in Senegal there will be many memorable sights to behold.
French Language Course in Senegal

From $1870

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Improve your French skills in Senegal through an immersive language course and overseas experience

  • Completely flexible dates
  • Anyone aged over 16 can join
  • From 1 week
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Is a cultural immersion programme abroad right for me?

Our international cultural immersion programmes are suited to students and adults. You’ll hone valuable skills like communication and planning, while also learning more about distinct culture-specific practices. Learning to adapt to a different culture will stand you in good stead for furthering your education and career.


You don’t need any specific requirements to join. Our local staff will be on-hand 24/7 to support you and guide you through your project. The local people you live with will also be there to teach you and help you integrate into the community.

A Mongolian host family with a Projects Abroad volunteer on one of our cultural immersion programmes overseas.