Volunteering Abroad

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Read the latest articles about volunteering overseas and blog entries from volunteers abroad.

Volunteer Abroad

Each year in Tanzania, an area of natural forest nearly the size of Rhode Island is cleared. Local communities and international volunteers are working together to change that.

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When a volunteer opportunity doesn't pan out as expected, Alicia learns a valuable lesson.

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Volunteer health and medical placements abroad can be enormously beneficial, or terribly irresponsible. Here are five ways to avoid common pitfalls.

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Golden goose or red herring? A veteran WWOOFer shares his top tips for choosing a volunteer farm placement.

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The challenges faced as the end of the school year—and a return home—approaches.

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Dealing with the heartbreak of living abroad. 

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In rural Burma, traditional agriculture practices have maintained the forest for decades, but can they endure in the face of modernization? 
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