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Costa Rica

Volunteer Abroad in Costa Rica- United Planet-6 or 12 Months

Costa Rica is known for its amazing natural beauty, biodiversity, eco-tourism, and warm, relaxed culture. As a volunteer in this Central American republic, you'll immerse...

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New Zealand

Volunteer Abroad in New Zealand - United Planet - 6 or 12 Months

Volunteers and paradise-seekers alike favor the natural playground that is New Zealand. With everything from extreme mountains to coastal farmlands, volunteers here are in...

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Chile

Volunteer Abroad in Chile - United Planet - 1-12 weeks

Volunteers looking for a friendly, relaxed atmosphere with an adventurous edge will love the Buena Onda (good vibes) that Chileans live by. Chile is known for its striking,...

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Nepal

Volunteer Abroad in Nepal - United Planet - 1-12 Weeks

Serene, breathtaking, and captivating, volunteers in Nepal are immersed in a vibrant culture. Most famous for Mt. Everest, but brimming with hundreds of other remarkable

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India

Volunteer Abroad in India - United Planet - 6 or 12 Months

Volunteers in India experience what is arguably the oldest society in the world, with traditions dating back 5,000 years. India is vast and diverse, with terrain and culture...

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Tanzania

Volunteer Abroad in Tanzania - United Planet - 1-12 Weeks

United Planet invites you to slow down in Tanzania. One of the most popular and exotic tourist destinations on the planet, Tanzania is also brimming with opportunities for...

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Ecuador

Volunteer Abroad in Ecuador - United Planet - 1-12 Weeks

Experience the sights and sounds of this microcosm of South America – Mountains, jungles, beaches, ancient ruins and the Galápagos Islands are just a few of the most sought-after...

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Ghana

Volunteer Abroad in Ghana - United Planet - 2-12 Weeks

Be prepared to celebrate as a volunteer in one of Africa’s most stable countries, known for lively festivals and hospitality. Ghana’s economic development is largely

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Peru

Volunteer Abroad In Peru - United Planet - 1-12 weeks

Peru is filled with friendly people and is one of our most popular volunteer destinations. Ancient ruins and breathtaking landscapes pepper the region, and the society is...

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Indonesia

Volunteer Abroad in Indonesia - United Planet - 6 or 12 Months

Indonesia is the world's largest archipelago state, made up of an astounding 17,508 islands in Southeast Asia. Securing its independence after World War II, Indonesia has...

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China

Volunteer in China - United Planet - Summer Teaching Program

With United Planets China Summer Teaching Program you will have the opportunity to provide educational opportunities to rural students and help strengthen their personal...

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South Africa

Volunteer Abroad in South Africa- United Planet - 5-12 Weeks

Picture yourself as a volunteer in South Africa, a land famous for cosmopolitan cities, lush vineyards, magnificent wildlife and miles of coastline. South Africa comprises...

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Ecuador

Volunteer Abroad in Ecuador - United Planet - 6 or 12 Months

Experience the sights and sounds of this microcosm of South America Mountains, jungles, beaches, ancient ruins and the Galapagos Islands are just a few of the most sought-after...

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China

Volunteer Abroad in China - United Planet - 1-12 Weeks

In China, home of one of the world's oldest civilizations, United Planet volunteers experience the enormous diversity of this vast country. In spite of a rapidly growing

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United Planet Reviews

Overall Rating

10 / 10

  • Volunteer Experience

    10

  • Program Administration

    10

  • Living Situation

    10

  • Community Impact

    8

  • Health and Safety

    10

  • Social Life

    9

I learned a ton!

I would recommend UP to anybody. I was out of my comfort zone and learned so much, but I also felt like the help and support was always there if I needed it. I got to work in a rehab clinic with Ecuadorian college students and learned a ton, my favorite part was all the friends I met! UP does a great job fully immersing you in the culture, however what you get out of it is always what you put in.

Program: Volunteer Abroad in Ecuador - United Planet - 1-12 Weeks

Overall Rating

10 / 10

  • Volunteer Experience

    10

  • Program Administration

    10

  • Living Situation

    9

  • Community Impact

    10

  • Health and Safety

    9

  • Social Life

    9

My experience was excellent!

My experience was excellent because I was enriched with knowledge of wild animals and had once in a lifetime opportunities, connections, and experiences with these animals. I had the opportunity to see and make contact with the Amazon's most exotic and beautiful animals. At my project site, I had the opportunity to live amongst animals, both in captivity and wild, and surrounded by the jungle, which was an spectacular and unique experience. Caring for the animals, which included cleaning cages, feeding them, assisting in some operations, and occasionally playing with them, while staying in the jungle, has led me to find a special connection to nature and my inner self.

Program: Volunteer Abroad in Ecuador - United Planet - 1-12 Weeks

Overall Rating

9 / 10

  • Volunteer Experience

    10

  • Program Administration

    10

  • Living Situation

    10

  • Community Impact

    10

  • Health and Safety

    10

  • Social Life

    9

I'm already itching to go back!

The 5 weeks I was in Nepal felt like I was is another world! Sometimes I felt like a child that had to relearn how to take care of myself out of my element; other times I felt a freedom that i've never experienced.

Host families are the way to go! Full immersion! Jump right in! In the end you fall in love with them. My host mother had very good connections in her community and set me up to teach English grammar in a school. I was not expecting that, but it was a wonderful experience; I'm glad I jumped at the opportunity.

The most challenging part of my Quest was saying goodbye to the children at the project site. Never in my life have I met more caring, polite, or intelligent children. I have to go back for them.

Now that I'm home I see everything i don't need but grew up with and thought it was essential for living. The food tastes different. I feel different, I'm already itching to go back.

Program: Volunteer Abroad in Nepal - United Planet - 1-12 Weeks

Overall Rating

10 / 10

  • Volunteer Experience

    10

  • Program Administration

    10

  • Living Situation

    10

  • Community Impact

    10

  • Health and Safety

    9

  • Social Life

    10

I fell in love with the country and its people!

This trip has broadened my horizons on a culture so unlike my own. I learned so much about a different culture that I was previously not familiar with. I immersed myself with the locals in everyday activities. I fell in love with the country and its people, and I can't wait to go back one day.

Program: Volunteer Abroad in Ghana - United Planet - 2-12 Weeks

Overall Rating

10 / 10

  • Volunteer Experience

    10

  • Program Administration

    10

  • Living Situation

    10

  • Community Impact

    10

  • Health and Safety

    10

  • Social Life

    10

Absolutely life-changing, any opportunity I can get, I would certainly go back!

This experience was absolutely breath-taking. I can try to use all kinds of adjectives and descriptors to describe how I felt during my experience, but I don't think it would do it justice at all. I can totally write a book on how much I learned about the culture, the mannerisms of the people there, the food, the environment, everything. I really want to thank United Planet for having affiliations with Ghana. The work I did there was amazing and I felt I made a large impact on people's lives while I was there, as they certainly made an impact on mine.

Program: Volunteer Abroad in Ghana - United Planet - 2-12 Weeks

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