Projects Abroad Programs
Interning abroad in Medicine & Healthcare in Tanzania is an excellent way to gain experience combined with the chance to help people in some of the most under-resourced medical...
Projects Abroad offers the opportunity for volunteers of all ages to join our Care project in Costa Rica, This childcare project is based in day care centers and kindergartens....
The coral reefs and mangrove swamps on the coast of Thailand are stunning places and they're doing well. They are threatened though. Threatened by fishing, by tourism, by...
Interns in the Occupational Therapy project in Vietnam of Projects Abroad live and work in the city of Hanoi. Occupational Therapy interns provide crucial support to staff,...
Ecuador has been named by ecologists as one of the world’s “megadiversity hotspots” and is one of the most species-rich countries on earth. The Galapagos Islands are...
With its sad history of apartheid and colonialism, South Africa is an important place to get involved in campaigning for human rights and make a real impact on peoples lives. Our...
Projects Abroad Reviews
Volunteer with Projects Abroad
Submitted by Brooke Stoddard - Bromont | December 12, 2017
My name is Brooke Stoddard, and I travelled to Kenya in October 2017 to volunteer with Projects Abroad. At first, I was quite nervous about the whole adventure, since it was my first time travelling so far from home. Not only was I travelling far from home, I did not know anyone either. When I first arrived, I, as well as many other volunteers, thought "What am i doing here?". However, once I arrived to the Projects Abroad office in Nanyuki, all my stress had dropped off my shoulders. I was so relived. The staff was extremely welcoming, and make 100% certain that all their volunteers are safe at all times. The volunteers felt like family to me for the 3 weeks I was in Kenya. The volunteering was a life changing experience. I was working in the orphanages, and the children are so appreciative of everything we do for them. They simply may just need a smile, or a hug to make a difference in their day. It is truly heart warming. Every week day, all the volunteers were brought back to the Projects Abroad office where we could all interact and socialize with one another, which truly was great. Also, the staff organized social events every week, in order for the volunteers to simply get together and have fun. I guess i could go on and on about this volunteer trip, but if i have one last thing to mention, its that I highly recommend Projects Abroad. They are all simply amazing. From the moment you sign up for the trip, until the last day you leave the destination to go home. I, for one, loved every second of my adventure, and I will certainly be back to volunteer soon with Projects Abroad.
Peru - Care and Community
Submitted by georgia - Toronto | December 09, 2017
Projects Abroad did a really great job of making us all feel safe, even during riots at the time. We were under constant supervision at all times, even for tasks when we were forced to split into smaller groups (like taking cabs home).
The 40 hours of volunteer work was balanced between an elderly home and a kindergarten. In the elderly home you could choose to interact with the seniors or work in the kitchen. In the kindergartens, everyone was split between classrooms and acted as a TA to the teacher present.
Living conditions were great, they make sure you are with a couple other people.
About 3/4's of the group came individually, so don't feel hesitant to sign up without a friend. Everyone got along great.
The trip to Machu Picchu was unsurprisingly amazing, but the rest of the trip was so excellent that it just seems like one of many highlights.
I would definitely recommend this program for anyone between 16-18 years old who enjoys interacting with people.
Immersed in another culture : Volunteering in Tanzania with Projects Abroad
Submitted by Kiara - University of Waterloo | December 09, 2017
Volunteering with Projects Abroad was a life-changing experience. I was nervous going to a place so different from anywhere I had ever been before, without my family or anyone I knew, for three months, but the support from Projects Abroad made it seem possible. From the get-go, the Projects Abroad team answered all my questions at their office in Toronto, and by e-mail. They sent me all the information I needed to know, and then some, so that I felt prepared for my trip to Tanzania. In country, they picked me up from the hotel I was staying at with my family (I went on a safari trip for two weeks before starting my internship) and took me to meet my host family. They gave me a thorough orientation of the city and how to get around and made sure I knew exactly how to get to my placement using the dala-dala bus system. My internship at Inherit Your Rights, a local non-governmental organization that works with local widow groups in the surrounding villages regarding human rights issues, particularly inheritance and property law, was an incredible learning experience. I was able to meet and work with the local people, as well as with other volunteers from all over the world. My host family was also so welcoming and made me feel like family. I was continually pushed outside of my comfort zone, but through it all, Projects Abroad was there to support me and make sure it was a positive experience, one that expanded my view of the world and taught me more about myself and the world I live in. Hands down – I would recommend Projects Abroad for anyone looking to volunteer abroad for the first time!
Projects Abraod- Shanghai
Submitted by Kevin Gao - Belmont University | December 08, 2017
My name is Kevin, I am an American university student. I recently chose Projects Abroad to volunteer abroad and I am glad I made the choice. They have been very helpful even before I left the US. I was assigned an adviser who answered all questions I might have had. I felt very welcomed when I arrived and the wonderful staff at Projects Abroad showed me around Shanghai and I eventually became familiar with this huge city. I am glad I chose Projects Abroad. They helped me find a great placement to work at, which was a perfect match of what I was looking for. Projects Abroad was there when you needed them. Whether it is how to use public transportation, how to efficiently travel, food suggestions, or safety concerns, they did the best to help me. I met many people from around the world during my trip to Shanghai and these friendships and my experience abroad will forever be something I will remember. I would recommend Projects Abroad to all who is looking to go abroad!
Submitted by Carly Little - Philemon Wright High School | November 30, 2017
It was truly amazing! Very hard work, but it's so worth it! The kids were absolutely adorable, constantly wanting to be with you. Their vibrant energy exhausting you but every day I was excited to go back! The animals were stunning, the weekend island trips were beautiful and Galapagos is such a safe and friendly place to volunteer. You meet amazing friends all over the world who I still speak with regularly. It's a challenging trip, but every moment so special.
Projects Abroad responded to this review December 01, 2017 at 4:20 PM
Dear Carly. We agree, Ecuador is an incredibly beautiful place, and their people is just the friendliest. Especially in the Galapagos Islands. It's great that you were able to explore this unique region, and that you enjoyed your time with the children as well. Thanks for sharing!