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12 Reason Volunteers Are The Best People In The World

Feature - Friday, 11 April 2014 - 1 Comment

12 Reason Volunteers Are The Best People In The World

What’s not to love about a group of people who choose to spend their time helping others? National Volunteer Week 2014 started April 6th and is coming to a close. We wanted to give a shout out to all the amazing people that take action and work together to make a difference all while asking nothing in return. Give yourself a pat on the back from GoAbroad; you make the world a better place.


GoAbroad Interview: What to Know About Volunteering After a Disaster

Feature, GoAbroad Interview - Friday, 21 March 2014 - 1 Comment

Volunteer Sophia Maucort bandages a small boy

GoAbroad Founder, Troy Peden, offers firsthand advice about volunteering in the aftermath of a natural disaster. His advice will help those hoping to help do it safely and responsibly. 1. You witnessed the full cycle of a natural disaster: the preparation, actual storm, immediate aftermath, and now the need for…


The GoAbroad and STA Travel Roadshow – Spring 2014

Feature, News - Tuesday, 18 March 2014 - 0 Comments

GoAbroad and STA Travel on the Road

It’s that time of year again! After months of planning, the GoAbroad Bus is gearing up to set out across the country next week bringing resources and meaningful travel advice directly to students’ fingertips. Our ambassadors will be answering questions, handing out materials and prizes, and giving expert advice about meaningful travel from GoAbroad.


Announcing the 2014 GoAbroad Innovation Awards!

Feature, News - Monday, 27 January 2014 - 0 Comments

GoAbroad Innovation Awards 2013 Reception

GoAbroad.com is thrilled to announce the nomination form for the 2014 Innovation Awards is live, and we encourage you to send in your submissions for these prestigious awards! The form will accept responses through Friday, April 4, 2014.


Interview with Troy Peden: Tacloban Will Rise Again

Feature, GoAbroad Interview - Tuesday, 17 December 2013 - 0 Comments

Troy Peden and Family, Philippines

GoAbroad Founder, Troy Peden, his wife Mylene, and four of his children were all in Tacloban City at the time of Super Typhoon Haiyan. After the devastation, the question was never how could they get out, but how they could stay and help. His interview provides insight into why the storm caused the devastation it did, how the people prepared, and witnessing their resilient response.


Five Ways to Experience the Diversity of Zululand

Feature, Guest Post - Monday, 25 November 2013 - 0 Comments

Zulu Reed Dance Ceremony

If you’re wishing to visit a place where you can experience the extreme diversity South Africa has to offer, then look no further than the province of KwaZulu Natal – in particular, the northern area of Zululand. Located in the northeast corner of the country, the multitude of attractions located in such a small area of this one province are second to none.


Typhoon Closes In On the Philippines: Natural Disasters in Developing Nations

Feature, News - Thursday, 7 November 2013 - 0 Comments

Tacloban City, Philippines

Typhoon Haiyan is being called one of the strongest tropical cyclones ever recorded and it is headed straight for the central islands of the Philippines, a developing country east of Vietnam in the South China Sea. Yolanda, as it is called there, has recently made contact with land on the…


Save the Turtles, Save the World

Feature - Thursday, 19 September 2013 - 0 Comments

Sea turtle conservation efforts

Sea turtle conservations have been in existence since the late 1950s. Every year thousands of volunteers from all over the world spend months patrolling beaches to help with conservation efforts. But why is everyone so obsessed with sea turtles when there are many other animals in danger of extinction? And…


For the Kid at Heart: How to Volunteer with Children Abroad

Feature - Monday, 12 August 2013 - 0 Comments

Sports Volunteering in South Africa

If you’re interested in working with  children, volunteering abroad is a great opportunity that allows you to gain experience with kids and diverse cultures. The options available for people interested in volunteering abroad with youth is vast; an orphanage in Africa isn’t your only option. Want to lend a hand…


Much Ado About Going Abroad: Affording a Stay at Ashford Castle

Feature, Guest Post - Tuesday, 30 July 2013 - 0 Comments

Ashford Castle Lake

If Ireland isn’t already at the top of your “must-see” list, it should be! From its bustling cities to the sweeping Cliffs of Moher, and even more dynamic culture and people, Ireland has something to offer to every type of traveler. Today we bring you another feature from our resident…