Volunteer Abroad

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The people of Cha'llapampa, Bolivia, want to encourage tourism. Four student volunteers want to help. But where do you start?

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If you think you're just paying for the privilege of working for nothing, think again.

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How you can get the funds to travel.
The challenges of beating HIV/AIDS in Africa are enormous—but the spirit of its young people may be even greater. 

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The 2004 tsunami that slammed South East Asia has all but disappeared from the headlines here, but in the year since a group of UBC students has been working quietly to help people in Aceh, Indonesia, rebuild their homes and lives.

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A year of travelling with purpose is a great way to get out of a work rut. Expert Susan Griffith offers tips to help you prepare for taking time off from your everyday life.

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An exchange programme gives kids from Nairobi's slums and Maasai children a chance to teach each other about the different ways of life within their own country.

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A youth project on the island of Zanzibar has young women in the community taking pictures. But what they are taking away from the project is infinitely more valuable.

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Faced with myriad choices, how do you find a credible volunteer abroad organization?
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