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A stunning view of Table Mountain in Cape Town, captured by someone travelling to South Africa.

By Ashwin September and Stephanie Klink 21st May, 2020
Updated on 21st May, 2020

6 Things to Expect When Travelling to South Africa

If you’re planning on travelling to South Africa, the first thing we have to say to you is “Molo!” (“hello” in Xhosa, one of the eleven official languages spoken here).

Participants on an animal volunteer program in Botswana capture a baby rhino on camera.

By Stephanie Klink 15th May, 2020
Updated on 15th May, 2020

Best Animal Volunteer Projects Abroad

Imagine waking up in the middle of the night on a wildlife reserve in Africa and hearing a lion’s mighty roar. Picture yourself walking barely-trodden footpaths in the Amazon Rainforest as you track a family of rehabilitated spider monkeys.

Traveller in lockdown in New York City is self-isolating and stuck at home

By Thom Brown 31st March, 2020
Updated on 31st March, 2020

A Guide for Travellers in Lockdown

As of 24th March 2020, an estimated 1.7 billion people around the world were in lockdown, ordered by their governments to stay home to slow the spread of...

Children in one of our placements learning how to wash their hands to avoid the spread of diseases.

By Projects Abroad 16th March, 2020
Updated on 07th May, 2020

Coronavirus 2020 - Projects Abroad response

The last few weeks since the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic have been a challenging time for all organisations involved with travel. Projects Abroad is no different.

Projects Abroad volunteers provide a local business owner with math lessons in Senegal

By Jonatan Durand 11th March, 2020
Updated on 18th March, 2020

How we use Micro-finance to empower disadvantaged communities

It isn’t easy to explain what Micro-finance is. From our perspective, Micro-finance is more than just a financial service.

A variety of vegan food in one of the best vegan travel destinations

By Ashwin September 05th March, 2020
Updated on 27th March, 2020

Our Best Vegan Travel Destinations

Following a vegan or vegetarian diet can be tricky when travelling abroad. Argentina is famous for its steak and butter-filled pastries, and Thailand is known for putting fish-sauce in everything.

Argentinian host mother ready to receive volunteers.

By Lea Ernst, Thom Brown, Zachary Mason 05th March, 2020
Updated on 01st April, 2020

3 host mothers around the globe: Welcome to Argentina, Ghana & Sri Lanka

Volunteering or interning abroad is full of adventures – everything is different and exciting, including your new (homestay) family. All of a sudden, while staying with a host family abroad, you share everything with people who you’ve never seen before.

By Lea Ernst 14th February, 2020
Updated on 19th February, 2020

Getting ready for Sri Lanka: Volunteer Preparation Guide

Planning a holiday trip to Sri Lanka? Or packing your bags for a volunteer internship abroad in this country?

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