Make a difference by volunteering abroad! Take advantage of the opportunity to give back to a local community in another country. Volunteering allows you to gain hands-on experience in an area of your interest while helping you learn to adapt and grow as a person and even learn a new language. Volunteer programs range from a few weeks to several months and can be found in a variety of countries all over the world. Participants work on projects in areas such as child and infant care, environment, medical and health, teaching, and more.
To find out more about the volunteering abroad programs available to you, stop by Education Abroad and make an appointment with an education abroad advisor. You can also check out our searchable database of volunteer abroad programs.
Other resources include GoAbroad.com, and GoOverseas.com.
International Service Teams
International Teams is a service-learning program of interdisciplinary teams of Kansas State University students. Teams travel and live in communities around the world during the summer break. International Teams work with community partners to engage in local community work abroad. Previous projects have focused on health, education, environmental and sustainability concerns, and youth development. Project locations include South Africa, Dominican Republic, the Gambia, Paraguay, and Kenya. Applications are due in the fall of each year. International Teams members gain leadership experience and develop an appreciation for unique cultures and perspectives during their spring semester and summer abroad. For more information about locations, service projects, eligibility requirements, and the application process, please visit the International Service Teams home page.
Join the Peace Corps as a volunteer and improve the lives of people in communities around the world. Generally Peace Corps Volunteers serve for just over two years in one of over seventy countries across the globe and receive a challenging and life-changing experience. Volunteers also receive practical benefits, learn new languages, gain leadership and international development experience, and work with their host countries as partners and friends.
To find out more about the Peace Corps, visit their website at peacecorps.gov.
Explore the world by teaching abroad! Even if you are not studying education or another language, there are still plenty of opportunities to teach English and make a difference in the lives of children and adults around the world. Enjoy diverse classes and adapt to life and work in a different community and culture. Teaching abroad is an exciting and fulfilling way to travel with a purpose while perhaps earning some money, making new friends, and developing valuable skills on both personal and professional levels.
Are you interested in Japan and Japanese culture? You could be paid to be an Assistant Language Teacher or a Coordinator for International Relations through the JET Program! The application deadline is usually in middle to late fall with departures to Japan that next summer. To find more information about the JET Program, please visit their website at http://jetprogramusa.org/.
To learn more about opportunities to teach abroad, stop by Education Abroad and make an appointment with your advisor or check out eslcafe.com, transitionsabroad.com, and GoOverseas.com to search for openings and begin your adventure.