Description: Go Overseas is an online directory of opportunities to teach abroad, learn abroad, volunteer abroad, and intern abroad, including reviews and interviews with past program alumni.
Features: Programs all over the world with different benefits to each program. You can read reviews on programs from alumni and search a wide variety of programs from around the world.
Program: Volunteer programs in Africa, Asia, Australia, New Zealand, Europe, Middle East, North America, Central America, and South America
Length: Different for each program
Dates Offered: Year round.
What Cost Covers: The cost of each program is different. Each program's costs cover different things.
Description: GoAbroad.com was launched to fill an information void in the area of international student travel. GoAbroad.com was conceptualized to provide a one-stop information center for students wishing to travel internationally.
Features: Searchable database of volunteer programs abroad, scholarships, and other opportunities.
Program: Number of programs found in a search by region on January 6, 2009 – Africa (1,059); Asia (1,128); Australia & Oceania (68); Western Europe (253); Central America (449); Caribbean (79); North America (227); Middle East (32); South America (887); Eastern Europe & Russia (112).
Extra: Go Abroad offers an excellent scholarship search to help assist with scholarship searches for volunteer abroad programs. Something to look for is the “verified” logo, indicating the program has been looked into:
Description: Transitions Abroad Publishing is a pioneering magazine, a publisher of books on work, study, travel and living abroad, and now a unique Web portal and Webzine. They have long been recognized as pioneers in publishing travel articles which range from expert advice to useful tips to insightful first-hand participant reports from around the globe.
Features: Programs for volunteer work and vacations abroad, reports from volunteers abroad, articles on volunteer work and vacations abroad, student volunteer service abroad articles, teen volunteer programs, senior-friendly volunteer vacations abroad, websites for volunteering abroad, and resources and publications on volunteering overseas.
Program: Hundreds of links to sites with volunteer opportunities that are split up into region and country.
Extra: Transitions Abroad Publishing offers contests for writing submissions about experiences abroad, with prizes ranging from $50-$500.
Description: Cross-Cultural Solutions is a non-profit organization founded in 1995. CCS has been operating international volunteer programs for over 10 years, with over 4,000 volunteers participating each year.
Features: Website featuring the programs offered by the company Cross-Cultural Solutions.
Program: Volunteer Abroad is available in over 20 sites and 12 countries: Brazil, China, Costa Rica (3 sites), Ghana, Guatemala (2 sites), India (2 sites), Morocco, Peru (2 sites), Russia, South Africa (2 sites), Tanzania (3 sites), and Thailand (2 sites).
Length: 2-12 weeks.
Dates Offered: Year round.
What Cost Covers: Customized volunteer placement, Cultural & Learning Activities, lodging at a CCS Home-Base, all meals, in-country transportation, experienced and professional full-time staff, pre-departure materials and support, all local and incoming international phone calls, a 24-hour emergency hotline, and travel medical insurance.