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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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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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Costa Rica

Volunteer In Costa Rica - United Planet - 1-12 Weeks

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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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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Romania

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

Take a step back in time as an orphanage volunteer in Romania, the sunniest place in Europe. Romania is nestled in the foothills of the Carpathian Mountains and has a coast...

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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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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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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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Cuba

Cuba Immersion Quests - United Planet

As a member of United Planet’s Cuba Immersion Quest, you’ll see Cuba as it truly is…from the moment you step onto the ground you’ll be swept up in authentic Cuban...

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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

    10

I fell in love with the country!

It was an amazing trip all around! I danced, I laughed, I drank mojitos. Mainly I smiled as I wandered the cobbled streets of havana with my new cuban friends. I taught them English; they taught me to dance. I fell in love with the country!

Program: Cuba Immersion Quests - United Planet

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

My trip in Costa Rica was an amazing experience!

This trip in Costa Rica was my first trip alone really far away from my home. And for a first time it was extraordinary, it has increased my desire to travel and to give my help where it's needed. I have met some wonderful people from all other the world which really helped me opening myself to others. The staff at the project site was really nice and the work was constructive and interesting! My host family was really kind and amiable, they introduced me to their way of life which was fascinating! I will always keep them in my heart. I have seen some beautiful places and the memory of it will stay in my mind forever! I had some bad moods but now I realize that it's totally normal and it's part of the great adventure of travelling abroad to unknown places!
My trip in Costa Rica was an amazing experience, I have waited for this for so long and now I'm really happy.

Program: Volunteer In Costa Rica - United Planet - 1-12 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

Overall Rating

10 / 10

  • Volunteer Experience

    10

  • Program Administration

    10

  • Living Situation

    10

  • Community Impact

    10

  • Health and Safety

    10

  • Social Life

    10

If I ever think of doing volunteering again, I will definitely go back!

The organization found an excellent project where I taught Deaf Nepalese students because I'm Deaf too. I immensely enjoyed working with them and be a role model as a Deaf teacher. While we communicated differently as I use American Sign Language (ASL) and they use Nepalese Sign Language (NSL), they remarkably mastered to learn ASL quickly because they are educated to learn three languages: Nepalese, English, and Nepalese Sign Language. As time progressed, I learned to use NSL to communicate with them.
As a Deaf role model and teacher for the DeafNepalese students, I believe they are inspired to know they can succeed after they complete their education. If I ever think of doing volunteering again during my next summer break, I will definitely come back to work with the Deaf Nepalese students.

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

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