Work, Volunteer, Intern, Travel Abroad

Where in the world will you go? Start planning your once-in-a-lifetime work and travel adventure abroad with InterExchange!

Dream the impossible in the Land of Cervantes!
Improve your language skills while living with a welcoming host family and building your resume through the InterExchange School Teaching Assistant Spain program. You don't have to speak Español or Catalá, but in the Maresme region (just north of Barcelona) you'll be in the perfect place to learn. Volunteer at a local school for 15-20 hours per week and your room and board are covered!
Apply by the end of February for spring 2018 placements.

Backdoorjobs.com • Short-Term Job AdventuresWorking, volunteering, learning, living and traveling abroad for extended periods of time becomes the adventure of a lifetime for many.

Many venture to unknown lands to fill a gap of time in their lives, improve their fluency in a foreign language, meet new and interesting people, build self-reliance, or to help people and communities truly in need. Whatever your case, by traveling and working in a new land, you'll have the chance to immerse yourself in the culture and meet people on their own terms, rather than experiencing it as a tourist would.

Explore your short-term and longer-term options for working, volunteering, interning or teaching in unique locations all over the world. In this channel, you'll find some of the best organizations to help make your dream of living overseas a reality.

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Change Your Life. Advance Your Career. Become a Leader. Embark on the travel adventure of a lifetime with Greenheart Travel.

Change Your Life. Advance Your Career. Become a Leader. Embark on the travel adventure of a lifetime with Greenheart Travel.

Program in the Spotlight Greenheart Travel is personally invested in providing cultural exchange programs that change lives, advance careers and create leaders. Through meaningful travel experiences, they help individuals reach their full potential, leading to a more tolerant, peaceful and environmentally friendly world.

More exploration!Teach English Abroad in a School: Share your English language expertise with students in China, Italy, Myanmar, South Korea, Thailand or Vietnam while gaining international work experience and great benefits.
More exploration!Teach English Abroad in a Homestay: Spend 1-3 months living with a host family in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, China, France, Italy, Russia, Spain or Thailand, while tutoring them 15 hours a week in conversational English language skills. Live like a local, learn a new language and immerse yourself in the culture while gaining an authentic perspective of life abroad.
More exploration!Volunteer Abroad: Travel for a change by volunteering abroad on social or environmentally focused projects in Costa Rica, France, Kenya, Peru, Puerto Rico, Spain, Sri Lanka, Thailand or Vietnam. Choose to travel from 2-12 weeks with start dates year-round.
More exploration!Work & Travel: Apply for a working holiday visa to Australia, Ireland or New Zealand and earn money to fund your travels as you gain international job experience. Students and recent grads can also take advantage of a business or hospitality internship in Thailand to gain real-world global experience.

Most Greenheart Travel programs run year-round with flexible start dates; you'll also enjoy housing (most with a host family), meals, medical insurance, personal program assistance, pre-departure and cultural orientation with a local coordinator and 24-hour support. Learn more at GreenheartTravel.org.

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Greenheart Travel: Connecting People and Planet! Where will you make a difference?

Greenheart Travel offers students, recent grads and adults the opportunity to discover the world through meaningful cultural immersion programs. Change your life, advance your career and become a leader. Travel for a change this year with Greenheart Travel!

Whether you are looking to gain international work experience, help others less fortunate than yourself, or simply experience a new culture, Projects Abroad offers unique and worthwhile volunteer and internship projects worldwide.

Projects Abroad. 10,000 volunteers a year. Hundreds of ongoing projects around the world. Which will you do?

Program in the Spotlight Help, Learn and Explore with Projects Abroad by participating in a worthwhile international volunteer placement or internship. Spending time overseas with Projects Abroad can last from one week to a year in 30+ countries throughout Africa, Asia, Eastern Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean. Whether you teach in a Mexican school, work on a veterinary internship in India, help with English classes in Peru or participate in a medical project in Ghana, you will be joining a community of volunteers and local people, all working together to better their lives and their community. Along with a life-enriching volunteer or internship project, you will also live with a host family and experience the culture of your host country intimately. The full-time, in-country staff will meet you at the airport, introduce you to your host family and make sure you settle in well. Volunteer placements and internships include care, teaching, conservation & environment, sports, culture & community, archaeology, building, farming, performing arts, medicine & healthcare, journalism, law & human rights, international development, business and veterinary medicine & animal care. Language courses in Arabic, French, Mandarin, Russian, Spanish, and a variety of local languages as well as university dissertation research options are also available. The fee includes project placement, housing with a host family, three meals a day, comprehensive travel and medical insurance, 24/7 in-country staff support, and social activities with other volunteers. Learn more at Projects-Abroad.org.

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A voluntary experience with Projects Abroad will benefit both you and the community you choose to visit.

Volunteer in a reef observation project.

Whether you are looking to gain international work experience, help others less fortunate than yourself, or simply experience a new culture, Projects Abroad offers unique and worthwhile volunteer placements, internships and language courses worldwide.

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A Broader View Volunteers international humanitarian aid programs are the perfect way to meet new people, immerse your self in community-based volunteer work while you explore a new language and culture.

Fundraising Options Safe & Friendly Host Families Affordable Programs Customized Travel Dates Nonprofit Charitable Organization

Program in the Spotlight Whether you are traveling solo, with a friend or family member, on a spring or summer break, gap year adventure or medical mission, A Broader View Volunteers can arrange a rewarding volunteer experience especially for you. Experience the happiness, struggles, aspirations and dreams of the people you assist—all while discovering the beauty, history and culture of a foreign location. Humanitarian work placements are available in education, social, medical, conservation, or community development projects that allow you to work side-by-side with members of the community and actually see the results of your hard work. Expect to immerse yourself in the community—eat local food and drink, learn common phrases, listen to local music, really and get to know the people you serve. See what really makes a destination truly unique—the people, not just the tourist sites. Choose from 25 countries with flexible start dates year-round and programs lasting from 1 week to 12 weeks. Enjoy a placement with a safe and quality project, nice accommodations, local cuisine, in-country staff support and airport transportation all included. Volunteers of all ages and backgrounds welcome. Volunteer overseas and gain a broader view of the world.

A Broader View Volunteers is a registered 501(c)(3) charitable organization based in the USA. Participation costs directly support the 245 programs that A Broader View works with on a year-round basis. Charitable donations include school sponsorships, construction, medicine, shoes, food and many other items for local communities where volunteers are working.

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A Broader View Volunteers projects are arranged for volunteers to live with, and work side by side local people in a range of fields such as orphanage work, day care, community development, teaching and much more.

A Broader View Volunteers projects are arranged for volunteers to live with, and work side by side local people in a range of fields such as orphanage work, day care, community development, teaching and much more.

Teach English at a primary school in the Galapagos Islands. Work on a woman’s farm initiative in Nepal. Assist at a clinic in Guatemala or at a hospital in Honduras. Volunteer your energy at a children's center in Peru or help at a baby’s orphanage in Chile. Embark on a medical mission in Tanzania. Help rescue sea turtles in Costa Rica. Make a world of difference with A Broader View Volunteers.

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BUNAC: Working Adventures Worldwide

Looking for a way to spend extended time living, working and traveling abroad while boosting your resume and gaining real world experience?

Program in the Spotlight BUNAC work, volunteer, intern and teaching programs offer a rewarding way for US citizens to explore another culture and gain valuable work experience abroad. BUNAC's flagship internship program, Intern in Britain, provides students and recent graduates with a once in a lifetime opportunity to undertake an internship in the UK for up to twelve months. Expand your skills while you discover Britain! BUNAC also offers:

Internships in Canada, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand and Spain.
TEFL internships in China and Thailand.
Volunteer programs in Cambodia, Ecuador and Nepal, as well as sports coaching and wildlife conservation in South Africa.
Work abroad opportunities in Ireland (for current students and recent graduates), Australia and Canada (with up to a year for work and travel, open to US citizens ages 18-30), and New Zealand (providing similar opportunities for 18-35 year olds in the land of the big white cloud).
Travel abroad opportunities in the UK, including Hello London and Hello Manchester City Packages.

On all BUNAC programs full assistance and support are available throughout your stay. Learn more at BUNAC.org/USA. If you reside outside the U.S., explore your work, volunteer and internship abroad options with BUNAC UK.

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Canada Calling!
More Exploration!The 2018 IEC Canadian visa pool is now OPEN! Sign up for BUNAC’s Work Canada program now and give yourself the best chance of getting an IEC working holiday visa for the 2018 season.

With work, travel and volunteering opportunities around the world, traveling with BUNAC will be one of the most fun, challenging and rewarding experiences you'll ever have!

BUNAC programs provide you with the opportunity to live and work abroad, gain real world experience, make new friends, and improve your resume while earning money to travel and explore. Traveling with BUNAC will be one of the most fun, challenging and rewarding experiences you'll ever have!

Register for BUNAC's next Informational Webinar to learn more about working, volunteering or interning abroad!

Where in the world will you go? Start planning your once-in-a-lifetime work and travel adventure abroad with InterExchange!

Are you an adventurous spirit seeking an experience that’ll make you stand out from the crowd? Working abroad is a great way to engage with the world and gain a competitive edge!

Sometimes the hardest part is taking that first step, but at InterExchange, they believe it’s worth taking the leap. By participating in an au pair, English teaching, work & travel, internship, or other experiential learning program abroad, you’ll meet new friends, boost your resume, and discover yourself along your journey.

For nearly 50 years, InterExchange has helped thousands of adventurous participants just like you to find success through safe and affordable cultural exchange programs.

Getting started is easy! Visit InterExchange to choose your adventure and expand your global network.

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InterExchange can help connect you with the best opportunities all over the world.

Whether you’re looking to become an au pair, learn Spanish, teach English, volunteer, or take an open-ended work and travel journey, InterExchange can give you the expertise and support you need to learn about the world through life-changing and unforgettable experiences.

Volunteer abroad with International Volunteer HQ, the world's leading volunteer travel organization with over 10 years experience in providing impactful and affordable volunteer abroad programs.

International Volunteer HQ (IVHQ) is the world's leading volunteer travel organization, providing affordable, safe and responsible volunteer programs in over 35 different destinations around the world. With program fees starting from just USD $10 per day, IVHQ has been the volunteer organization of choice for over 80,000 volunteers!

Support community projects with local NGOs, including childcare, teaching, medical and health, wildlife and animal care, environment and conservation, arts and music, sports, community development, elderly care, construction and renovation, NGO support and special needs care volunteer abroad projects.

You can choose to volunteer with IVHQ for periods ranging from 1 week to 6 months in the following destinations: Bali, Costa Rica, Spain, Fiji, Italy, Peru, India, South Africa, Portugal, Thailand, Kenya, Brazil, Tanzania, Nepal, Madagascar, Argentina, Mexico, Victoria Falls, Laos, Uganda, Zambia, Sri Lanka, Philippines, Mexico, Vietnam, Cambodia, Guatemala, Ecuador, China, Ghana, Colombia, Morocco, Laos, Romania, New Zealand and Hawaii! Applications accepted year round.

Not sure where to start? Take a look at IVHQ's Best Volunteer Abroad programs...

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IVHQ provides affordable, safe and responsible volunteer programs in over 35 different destinations around the world from 1 week to 6 months!

IVHQer: Someone who travels to change lives and ends up changing his/her own.

Check out the IVHQ Approach to learn why IVHQ has become the world's leading volunteer travel company and how they are different from other programs out there — then view the experience!

Change your life. Do some of the most crucial work you will ever do. Volunteer abroad in Africa, Asia or South America with Original Volunteers.Change your life and do some of the most crucial work you will ever do. Original Volunteers offer affordable placements to 20 worldwide destinations throughout Latin America, Africa, Europe and Asia. With over 100 volunteer projects that will suit every need, budget and passion, options include work with children, help at underfunded hospitals and clinics, build and repair crumbling schools, conservation projects, sports volunteering, teaching English abroad, and work with rescued animals at shelters. No set departures, no fixed itineraries.

Top Programs:
Volunteer in Africa in one or more locations working with vulnerable children living in challenging circumstances.
Volunteer in Thailand and learn how to teach English with full training and materials provided.
Volunteer in Mexico in the Yucatan peninsula at a variety of social projects located in the beautiful colonial city of Merida.

After joining Original Volunteers with a US$150 registration fee, programs are priced affordably to suit student budgets and include accommodation and experienced local support teams in all locations. For example, stay for 12 weeks in Cambodia for US$205 helping children in a rural village learn English to improve their life chances or consider a longer stay in Ghana, Africa where volunteers have built poor schools from scratch for US$60 a week with accommodation and in-country support. Applicants must be at least 18 on arrival and have basic to good spoken English. Contact Original Volunteers for friendly expert advice and more information.

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Original Volunteers sends thousands of volunteers abroad every year. Read the reviews!

Original Volunteers offer affordable volunteering abroad, unlimited choices, fantastic volunteer work opportunities, and a flexible approach. See what volunteers are saying about their volunteer abroad experience.

HelpStay’s mission is to inspire people to travel independently in a way that allows them to meet others and gain experience through a fair exchange of honest help for a stay.

Give a little help. Stay for free. Travel, volunteer, learn, share and grow. HelpStay.com is a community of people who love to travel and combine it with a purpose. Through HelpStay’s extensive database of trusted, vetted and reviewed Hosts, Helpers can find a safe, affordable and secure stay, and of course, a worthwhile volunteering experience abroad. For a nominal annual fee (with single, couple and family membership plans starting at €19.99), you’ll have the opportunity to arrange your stay at farms, homes, art retreat centers, eco-villages, backpacker hostels, surf lodges, vineyards, ranches, schools, monasteries, Kibbutzim and more! Expose yourself to other cultures, experience another lifestyle, share and learn new skills, improve your language skills and enjoy free accommodation, meals and sometimes other unique perks all in exchange for a few hours of honest help. Project abroad stays can last anywhere from 3 days on up to several months; and helpers and hosts from any country, with no barriers to age or gender, are welcome to sign-up. Learn how to become a HelpStayer (by registering you can contact and book your stay with any host), Host (membership is free) or browse Stays (with easy to use search filters). Also be sure to check out HelpStay’s feeder sites — LiveAbroad.com & TEFL.in.

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Experience travel in a new way. Exchange your help for a stay.

As a member, we've got your back. We look out for each other, we communicate and keep each other in the know about projects that are must dos and ones that are a big no-no. Not only can you contact hosts through our safe secure platform, you too can message, connect and hook up with like-minded travelers. —Shay Gleeson, HelpStay Founder

Work Your Way Around the WorldLearn more about this book on Amazon.com If you want the inside scoop on job hopping around the world while you travel, Work Your Way Around the World: The Globetrotter's Bible definitely has some nuggets of gold. A short-term job adventure guide with a British perspective.

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