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Overview

Overview

Projects Abroad is the largest international volunteering and internship provider in the World. We have been running for over 25 years and have sent over 115,000 people on incredible projects throughout the world.

People choose us for our gold standard of safety and staff support. We take care of everything so you can focus on making the most of your time abroad.

We employ, thoroughly vet, and train all our own staff. So together, we provide a world-class support network to help you thrive.

We believe everyone has something to offer and we want to help you find out what you are capable of. With our help you will learn new skills, meet new people, make a real difference to the world, and have the experience of a lifetime.

Types
  • Volunteer Abroad
  • Intern Abroad
  • Teach Abroad
Activities
  • Health & Medicine
  • Education & Literacy
  • Children & Youth
  • Internship
  • Community Development
  • Study Abroad
  • Conservation
  • Teach English
  • Ecotourism
  • Animals
  • Sports & Recreation
  • Intern Abroad
  • Environment
  • Advocacy & Human Rights
  • Homeless & Housing
  • Arts & Culture
  • Disaster Relief
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Countries
  • Vietnam
  • Mongolia
  • Ethiopia
  • Morocco
  • Fiji
  • Mexico
  • Argentina
  • Senegal
  • China
  • Philippines
  • Jamaica
  • Samoa
  • Belize
  • Togo
  • Bolivia
  • Botswana
  • Oceania
  • Eastern Europe
  • Romania/Moldova
  • Kenya
  • Madagascar
  • Ghana
  • South Africa
  • Tanzania
  • Cambodia
  • Ecuador
  • Nepal
  • Sri Lanka
  • Thailand
  • Peru
  • Costa Rica
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Editorial

Sarah
By Sarah Vandenberg

Director of Partnerships

Sarah has worked in the volunteer travel industry since 2004. She supports all of our partners, and shares stories, trends, and advice for travelers who want to volunteer, intern, or teach abroad.

Projects Abroad offers long-term, sustainable solutions to community needs through their volunteer and intern abroad programs, which encourage travelers to fulfill their potential, discover themselves, and create positive change in the world.

Spectacular volunteer support

Founded over 25 years ago, Projects Abroad offers a wide variety of impactful programs for travelers who want to learn and make a difference. And from the start, their goal is to make sure you have a hassle-free experience – from providing visa advice, planning your housing, organizing your placement details, picking you up from the airport and providing ground transport, and even offering health and travel insurance, Projects Abroad helps take care of the details so that you can have the best experience on your trip overseas.

Programs run year-round, with flexible start and end dates, meaning you can travel on your own schedule. You also don’t need qualifications to sign up for most of the programs offered through this organization, as their in-country staff will support and guide you so that you can both learn, share skills, and make a positive impact in your host community.

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348 Participant reviews

Loulou Taylor

24 Dec 2018

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I spent four weeks in a Pacific Harbour, Fiji as part of a small volunteer group focusing on the conservations of sharks and marine life in the area. Through this...Read more

I spent four weeks in a Pacific Harbour, Fiji as part of a small volunteer group focusing on the conservations of sharks and marine life in the area. Through this program, I got my PADI scuba diving license and was able to take part in survey dives, where we would go down as a team with slates and write down all the fish, sharks, rays, and any other interest ing creatures we saw. We dove in a marine protected area so the wildlife was abundent and beautiful. Shark Corridor, where our shark dives would take place (and a personal favourite location), was stunningly beautiful with walls of coral and sharks surrounding us. The experience of diving in the crystal clear water and seeing and being able to identify so many different species of marine life was truly unbelievable.
Diving was not the only thing we did in this program however, we would work in the mangrove nursery, learning about the enviroment and the role we play in helping it, we would help out in the community by building public gardens and painting community centers. We also had some free time to ourselves in which we would explore the island: going to beaches, hiking, going into Suva, the captial for shopping and museums. Our accommodation was very comfortable and each apartment came equipped with a common room and a kitchen which my friends and I would use to host dinner parties and movie nights.
This project was really the right amount of work and play. I made lifelong friends from all around the world and got to do amazing things like cliff jumping, rope swinging, and swimming in the sureal, clear ocean, but I also worked hard and felt like my work made a difference. I can honestly say I wouldn't trade this experience for the world and I hope to return to Fiji again someday soon.

Emma Lee

21 Dec 2018

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I had an amazing 3 weeks in Cape Town. I went for an internship working on the international development program. I was placed at a community outreach center, Where Rainbows...Read more

I had an amazing 3 weeks in Cape Town. I went for an internship working on the international development program. I was placed at a community outreach center, Where Rainbows Meet, in a local township called Vrygrond. It was enriching and the best possible way to spend a school break. I loved the opportunity to not be a tourist, but actually, immerse myself in a culture completely unlike mine.

At work, I had a lot of self-direction in what I did, but some of my larger tasks included; researching and drafting a grant proposal, writing a quarterly newsletter, overseeing fundraising, and editing an annual report. I also chose to work with the kids in the Early Childhood Development Center when I had some free time. I was always learning something new at work and felt completely welcomed by the entire staff at WRM. I was touched and left in happy tears on my last day of work as the staff gathered to say goodbye and gave me a lovely handwritten letter with notes from everyone at the staff.

In my free time I explored the area through a peninsula tour (organized by Projects Abroad), I went paragliding, going to local markets, surfing (organized by Projects Abroad). and seeing as many sunsets as possible. All the other volunteers were lovely, it was sad saying bye, but exciting having a network of friends all across the world. It is thanks to Projects Abroad that I had such a flawless tripped, with an exceptional host family, organized social events, great internship placement, and connecting me to other amazing volunteers.

Tawreak Eddington

17 Dec 2018

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Projects Abroad is a great organization that helps you to volunteer abroad. It is truly a unique experience to travel abroad and help a foreign community in some way! While...Read more

Projects Abroad is a great organization that helps you to volunteer abroad. It is truly a unique experience to travel abroad and help a foreign community in some way! While I was working with Projects Abroad this I was in Argentina volunteering for Human Rights. It’s been a great time working with those who often times lack a voice in modern society, predominantly juvenile criminals and the homeless in my case, and seeing the meaningful impact you can have on a foreign community. Through my volunteer work I believe I made a meaningful impact on and contribution to the communities I visited, which is something rare for many travelers.

Besides having a great experience and wonderful selection of programs across the globe, Projects Abroad has an amazing staff. The Project coordinators and Advisers help you to get accustomed to the local culture and guide you throughout your experience. In addition, you are also placed with a host family. My host mom in Argentina was amazing and extremely welcoming, having conversations with me about her life everyday and preparing meals. My world view has truly changed after this transformative experience.

Tawreak Eddington

17 Dec 2018

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Projects Abroad is a great organization that helps you to volunteer abroad. It is truly a unique experience to travel abroad and help a foreign community in some way! While...Read more

Projects Abroad is a great organization that helps you to volunteer abroad. It is truly a unique experience to travel abroad and help a foreign community in some way! While I was working with Projects Abroad this I was in Argentina volunteering for Human Rights. It’s been a great time working with those who often times lack a voice in modern society, predominantly juvenile criminals and the homeless in my case, and seeing the meaningful impact you can have on a foreign community. Through my volunteer work I believe I made a meaningful impact on and contribution to the communities I visited, which is something rare for many travelers.

Besides having a great experience and wonderful selection of programs across the globe, Projects Abroad has an amazing staff. The Project coordinators and Advisers help you to get accustomed to the local culture and guide you throughout your experience. In addition, you are also placed with a host family. My host my in Argentina was amazing and extremely welcoming, having conversations with me about her life everyday and preparing meals. My world view has truly changed after this transformative experience.