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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.

Staff Member Image Preetam Placement Advisor

Travel tip

If you’re staying relatively long-term, find people who practice a hobby that you enjoy. It can provide you with a solid support system during your time away.
Staff Member Image Mira Moore Placement Manager

Travel tip

Learn a few words of the local language - the effort is always appreciated!

The Clark Family Adventure Part 2

We are also encouraged to help in the centre between 2.00PM and 8.00PM with the English classes. After a quick lunch testing another restaurant out confirming our suspicions that cappuccinos are served sweetened and with cinnamon pretty much everywhere we dash back to the centre to help with the...

The Clark Family Adventure

Mo and Martin Clark pushed the boundaries of adventure by embarking upon a yearlong world tour with their 3 children Ben (9 years old),  Zoe (7 years old), and Lara (4 years old).

As part of their trip, they volunteered with us for 6 weeks in the Galapagos Islands.  Rather than us telling you...

Why Stay with a Home-Stay Family?

If you ever have the opportunity to volunteer or study abroad, living with a homestay family is an incredible window into the everyday life of your host community. I’ve stayed with families in Cameroon, Benin, Togo, Ghana, Thailand, and Nepal, and each one has been a positive experience. I enjoy...
Staff Member Image Tom Gore Placement Advisor

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...