Volunteer Abroad Blogs

Learning Swahili while volunteering in East Africa serves not only a practical purpose, but also opens doors for new experiences. 
As Vanessa's departure grows closer, her excitement is being replaced by a new emotion—fear.
Vanessa is finding peace in her own way, in her own time.
Enough time to recognize it's prickly and complex; not enough time to fully understand it. A short-term volunteer sizes up her placement in Rwanda.
As Rebecca's time in India draws to a close, she reflects on what made her volunteer abroad experience worthwhile.
One volunteer shares tips for interacting with Muslim women while volunteering in Tanzania.
Rebecca reflects on the inspiring people she's met while volunteering in India.
Without a clear path, it's easy to get lost. Vanessa is trying to find her way.
Rebecca shares the key skills that you'll need to navigate life in South Asia.
Why Vanessa is leaving behind her apartment, cat and "good job" to volunteer abroad.
Rebecca discovers the most colourful way to participate in India's iconic festival. 
What happens when the reality of your overseas placement doesn't meet expectations?
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