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Find out the latest travel news and updates on our many of our volunteer abroad and intern abroad projects. We also regularly write about Responsible travel news and ethical developments around the world.

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Travel tip

When buying souvenirs, buy responsibly - don’t buy items that are made from products or by-products of species that are endangered or threatened.

2014: A Year in Review in Nepal

2014 has been a busy year for the projects in Nepal with numerous developments taking place, take a look at what has been achieved below: A new house and additional farmland was added this year adjacent to the current farm and in now home to several women and their children. More women are employed at […]

Diseases Preventable by Vaccination

Whilst volunteering abroad your own personal health and safety are paramount and it is important you are more likely to be exposed to conditions and illnesses than in your home country. It is, therefore, essential that you take the necessary preparations such as having the necessary vaccinations...

New Government Regulations to Reduce Child Trafficking Through South Africa

In an effort to reduce child trafficking through its territory the South African government are putting stricter controls in place on children under 18 travelling through and into South Africa that are unaccompanied. Volunteers under the age of 18 travelling to a project in South Africa or using...

Transferring Money Abroad: MoneyGram

If you need to transfer money abroad or if somebody needs to transfer money to you whilst volunteering abroad you might want to consider using MoneryGram from the Post Office. MoneyGram is the international money transfer service and money can be transferred to 345,000 locations in more than 200...

African Elephants Could be Extinct in the Wild within Decades

Experts have warned that African elephants could be extinct in the wild within the next few decades at a major conservation summit in Botswana. The summit highlighted the alarming decline in numbers (drop from 550,000 in 2006 to 470,000 in 2013) and attributed this to poaching activities with Dune...

A Fair Wage for Your Cup of Tea?

After water tea is the most popular drink in the world and 70,000 cups of tea are drunk a second. In fact global prices for tea are at historically high levels, however, the prices paid to producers are barely level or even below what they were 30 years ago. So who makes money from your cup of...

Project Achievements from Ecuador!

As part of the Education Outreach for Child Workers in the Markets project volunteers bring a pop up tents to the local market in Quito, where many children as young as three work to provide informal education. Although schooling is mandatory in Ecuador it is not enforced and the project aims to...

World Love for Dolphin Day

The 13th February was World Love For Dolphin Day, a day created  in 2003 to campaign against the brutal killing of dolphins in Taiji, Japan. This event occurs for 6 months every year, when dolphin hunters herd wild dolphins from the ocean’s open waters into a hidden shallow bay, now infamously...

Si, hablo: My Volunteer Experience in Spanish

I have always been enchanted by the Spanish language. I started studying Spanish my first year of college, and was amazed by the liberation and celebration that I felt every time I spoke. From the start, I was eager to seek out every opportunity I could to speak, and became ravenous for more and...

Volunteering in A HIV/AIDS Orphanage in Antelope Park in Zimbabwe

Britta Carr volunteered for three weeks on the Care for HIV/AIDS Orphanage in Antelope Park in Zimbabwe with Kaya and is a Family Studies and Human Services major at Kansas State University. Britta also has over six years of experience working as a child care provider, nanny and recreational...