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Outward Bound Costa Rica: Girl Scout Destinations

Experience an unforgettable adventure with fellow Girl Scouts from across the United States! Our four GSUSA Destinations courses in Costa Rica and Panama will give you an opportunity to visit remote rainforest villages with family homestays, serve local indigenous communities, scuba dive among the colorful coral reefs of the Caribbean Ocean, protect the region’s fragile ecosystem, catch waves o...

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Retreat Center for Veterans and First Responders - Colombia

Minga House Foundation has acquired an abandoned 1980's style mansion on a 25-acre coffee farm as a its second residential facility, but now focused to support of international Veterans and First Responders who need relief from Combat Trauma or Stress Fatigue and who have the opportunity to serve long-term due to disability or retirement. Once fully renovated, the retreat center will be an oa...

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Volunteer in Teaching Program India

Many children in India are not able to enroll in schools because of poverty. Their parents cannot afford to send them to school or to buy the needed books. Government schools that do not charge fees are available, but they provide low quality education. VWI tries to address the issue by providing free education facilities in the rural areas and slums in India. More than 80 children attend o...

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Help Plant Fruit Trees for Struggling Families in Uganda!

The Fruit Tree Planting Foundation invites you to join us by volunteering for a week long fruit tree planting and safari eco-adventure! Activities include planting trees with schools and communities, along with our partner NGO, Africa Partnership on Climate Change Coalition. You will interact with local families and students along the way, and have a chance to receive training from FTPF sta...

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Work and Travel Canada

Our Work & Travel Canada program gives U.S. citizens between the ages of 18 and 35 a chance to experience the beauty of our northern neighbor while earning money throughout the year. Start with an arrival orientation in Vancouver or Toronto and continue with job support throughout your program. If you already have a job in mind we can also help you organize your 12-month working holiday visa! ...

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Exploring HIV & Maternal/Child Health in Kabale, Uganda

Complete a medical rotation in Kabale, Uganda, and become part of the community and learn about their ground-breaking integrated approach to addressing and improving maternal and child health. The country is sadly in the top 20 in terms of infant and maternal mortality rates. The vast majority of women give birth without the assistance of anyone medically trained and in unequipped facilities. B...

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Andes to Amazon

Travel to the foothills of the Andes and into the pristine Amazon rainforest on this unforgettable two-week service adventure. Start in the Lunahuana Valley, tucked into the mountains along the Canete River where you will live and work at a rural school. Tourists rarely make it to this off-the-map location. Explore the river on a whitewater raft and zipline down one of South America’s single lo...

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Field Botany Courses

Earthquest (Canada) for the Environment's plant field identification courses go beyond any college or university-level courses and meet or surpass expectations of employers in the environmental industry. Some of the top colleges or universities in North America offer curriculum that lack what employers need. Earthquest has had numerous graduates from these institutions take courses after gradua...

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Wolf Conservation Volunteer Program in Portugal

Volunteers on the Wolf Conservation Volunteer Program have the amazing opportunity to contribute to the conservation and protection of one of nature’s most beautiful and mysterious creatures – the Iberian Wolf. The work of the volunteers is of extreme importance to maintain the Wolves preservation and its habitat. The volunteers will be lodged in very comfortable wooden houses on a Natural R...

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LEAPYEAR Latin America - The Most Unique Year of College

During fall semester, spend 10 weeks traveling with a guided group of up to 12 other LEAPYEAR students to Latin America (previous groups have traveled to Nicaragua, Peru, Guatemala, Honduras, Argentina, and more). Participate in intensive language training, scuba diving, cultural immersion, community service, environmental work, and adventure trekking. During spring semester, embark on a th...

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Costa Rica - Social Work Internships

While Costa Rica has a very high literacy rate and has a very strong tourism industry, there are also quite large impoverished and at-risk communities. This project aims to send volunteers into these communities to help them achieve their goals. There are a variety of projects in different fields volunteers can choose from such as helping with women’s issues, child welfare, or healthcare and ed...

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Spanish Courses with optional Volunteering & Internship

Study in an award-winning language school in Buenos Aires! We have received the ST Star Awards, a peer-voted award in the study travel industry, and we have been nominated for 6 years in a row as a Star Spanish Language School. We offer a broad selection of quality, accredited courses and lessons, giving you a unique experience. A combination of Spanish courses and fun cultural activities en...

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Westcoast Connection | Greece Summer 2018

Incredible scenery, ancient ruins, crystal blue waters and one unforgettable experience! You are sure to fall in love with Greece this summer on a Westcoast Connection Global Adventure. In a land that has been touched by many empires, you will find ancient ruins, classical sculptures, and archaeological treasures at every turn. Discover the home of the first Olympic games in 776 B.C. Go strai...

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Volunteer with an Indigenous Community in Australia

During Greenheart Travel's teen volunteer program in Australia, you will be immersed in indigenous culture, gain leadership skills and make a direct impact on the economic opportunities and sustainability of the communities. The service projects during each volunteer experience depends on the wishes of the community’s elders. Hands-on service projects have included building water tanks, erectin...

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Discover Africa Gap Year Program w Cross-Cultural Solutions

Africa is full of mysterious locations, hundreds of unique cultures, and an infinite amount of lessons to be learned. This gap year trip is guaranteed to enlighten, challenge and surprise you with an itinerary that takes you on an adventure through 3 contrasting areas of Africa. Morocco in Northern Africa is rich in Muslim culture and history. Ghana in West Africa with jungles, cities, and coas...

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Farm Work in France

The Farm Work in France program is a hands-on, vacation-learning program that provides an excellent opportunity to practice your French language skills, learn about farm life and work in France and help out with farm work in exchange for your accommodation and meals. This program is available from April to October when farm life at its busiest and there is need for additional help. Aside from ...

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Community Service Rwanda - Putney Student Travel

Join extraordinarily welcoming Rwandans in a small village as you volunteer on community-initiated projects with a focus on public health. Rwanda is a small, beautiful, and mountainous East African country with a tragic history and remarkable approaches to development. Work with NGOs and meet with medical professionals to examine the diversity of health services in Rwanda. Help community member...

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Marine Conservation Volunteer in Costa Rica

The Marine Conservation Volunteer will assist in ongoing sea turtle and ray monitoring projects in the waters and beaches of El Jobo on the North Pacific Coast of Costa Rica. You will work side-by-side with local community members to conduct night patrols of the beach, looking for nesting sea turtles, collecting data, and tagging the turtles. The sea turtles seen in El Jobo (Green, Olive Ridle...

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Sustaining Thailand's Treasures

A rare opportunity to live and breathe the beauty of Thailand beyond the mass media stereotype. Take a volunteer vacation and see and participate in how Thais really live and help to preserve Thailand's native elephant habitat. You will find yourself in one the most unique environments, working to build an ecologically sustainable reforested habitat to give elephants a home. With a volunteer va...

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Wildlife Warriors - Advanced Anti-Poaching Experience

Learn advanced anti-poaching techniques and take part in real life wildlife operations. This is a serious wildlife course based in the heart of the African bush, where participants actively contribute to the protection of vulnerable species. Gain practical experience in advanced anti-poaching techniques and work alongside conservation professionals to understand the challenges facing those dedi...

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School Trips Spain with Seville Abroad

Join the educational trip to Spain offered by Seville Abroad. This is a truly memorable and unique way to gain a deeper love and respect for the country’s language as well as develop more interest in your future studies. Our Spanish educational trips help you learn firsthand about a lot of things - language, way of life, culture, and history. You will have the chance to add the program with...

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Sabbatical at Kalani: Hawaii's Largest Retreat Center

Kalani's Sabbatical Program is the best of our guest and volunteer experiences rolled into one fun and relaxing month. Whether you have a writing or creative project to explore, want to take time to discover who you truly are, or simply need a retreat for relaxation and rejuvenation, you'll find a nourishing home here. Connect with new friends while on sabbatical, and return home refreshed and ...

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Summer Program in Cross-Cultural Communication

Perfect for students in all majors, Forum-Nexus cross-cultural communication courses expose students to communication behaviors and cultural norms that impact interpersonal interaction. Students will observe communication behaviors in each of the 9 European cities visited throughout the program, and develop their skills in cross-cultural communication with their peers, the professors, and the l...

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Boundary Waters Dog Sledding & Texas Big Bend Semester

Expand your classroom and your skills as you travel through two spectacular and dramatically different regions of the U.S.! This intensive 10-week leadership semester course is an outstanding opportunity for students to immerse themselves in the rugged landscapes of the Rio Grande and Boundary Waters wilderness areas – and can also complement a traditional college education. Acquire an extensi...

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Coop&Internship in Armenia

With over 800 placement partners, positions are available year-round in a wide variety of sectors and organizations, including business, education, environmental sciences, arts and culture, finance, health, governmental and non-governmental agencies. In addition to placements, AVC provides all logistical support from airport pick-up, to host-family living arrangements, Armenian language classes...

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12-day backpacking tour of Thailand and Laos

Travel to South East Asia for a 12-day adventure of a life time. The tour will take you to see the main tourist attractions and less well known hot spots for a memorable experience! The tour is led by a combination of local and western guides, who are experienced in ensuring that their groups have an amazing adventure. Group sizes are typically about 20. The destinations on the 12-day tour: ...

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Family Spanish & Culture Program @ Nosara Spanish Institute

Our Family Language & Culture Program is ideal for families who want the opportunity to learn and do something fun while in Nosara. In this program we separate the kids and parents and the kids attend an action and culture packed day camp with other kids while the parents attend our intensive Spanish program with other adults. In the camp portion, children are led by a native Spanish speaking g...

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International Biosphere Stewardship Program

Biosphere Foundation invites young people aged 15 to 18 to join our International Biosphere Stewardship Program July 1 to July 9th, 2018. During this 9-day program, you will join with young people from all over the world and our local Balinese teenagers for a program of fun, learning and adventure as we explore our biosphere, learn about the challenges it is facing and see how we can make a ...

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Volunteer Under Teaching Program in India - Dharamsala

Under the Volunteer Teaching Program in Palampur the subjects taught include English , computers , geography and general knowledge. The schools where our volunteers work are surrounded by lush green fields and in the backdrop of Himalayan mountains. Approximately 250 children of different age groups attend the school from the nearby villages surrounding Palampur. Volunteers working in the V...

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Alaska or Bust! A Road Trip Across America

Join us for a life-changing road trip that takes thirteen girls ages 13-17 more than 6000 miles from Washington D.C. all the way to Alaska, as we record our experiences through a video/ photography documentary. Led by two experienced Alaskan guides with a background in teaching and sociology, this trip takes you on a road adventure that will expand your understanding of the diversity of peop...