10 Affordable Volunteer Abroad Destinations

A great way to spend a summer or spring break is to volunteer abroad. You get to see the world while doing good and gaining valuable experience for your resume. But when you’re on a limited student budget, traveling can sometimes seem unattainable.

The good news is your bank account doesn’t have to take a major hit simply because you want to travel and make a difference. All you need is an affordable volunteer organization and a low-cost volunteer abroad destination where you can make your money last. Here are ten places to consider:

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What I Wish I Knew Before Volunteering at an Orphanage

Volunteer trips are becoming more popular nowadays as more people want to do meaningful travel rather than just ticking countries off the bucket list. Right when I finished school, I knew I wanted my travel plans to mean something! So before I started university, I decided to try volunteering at an orphanage in Cambodia for a month. While the experience was definitely rewarding and eye-opening, there are just a few things I wish I knew beforehand.

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Top 10 Places to Volunteer Abroad

Looking to be a part of something bigger than yourself? Volunteer abroad! It’s not only a great opportunity to make a difference in other people’s lives, but one that will also completely change your world forever.

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Internship Abroad vs. Study Abroad

UNESCO has recently reported about the rise of internationally-mobile students across the globe. One driving force behind the trend is the aggressive recruitment strategies of college and universities to attract the best and brightest students. In 2013, more than 4.1 million students pursued their college degrees abroad, up from 2 million in 2000.

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How To Spend a Month in Vietnam for Less Than $1,000

The former capital of Vietnam, Ho Chi Minh (HCMC) is the largest city in the country. Filled with untamed culture and evolving urban lifestyle, the city of Ho Chi Minh, formerly known as Saigon is a pulsating land of hope and happiness. The glow which it carries gets better and exuberates as the day moves from dawn to dusk.

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A Q+A With Our 2015 Globetrotter of the Year: Jillian Krisinger

Every year we take some time to sit down with our user who visits the most countries that year, our “Globetrotter of the Year,” to hear more about their adventures.  Last year it was Oscar Garcia, who visited 18 countries (via 13 flights and 4 trains) as part of a 91 day trip. This year it was Jillian Krisinger, who visited 15 countries with StudentUniverse as part of three trips in 2015. 

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