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Talibe children play in the streets of dusty St. Louis in Senegal.

By Hannah Atkins 29th March, 2017

Talibé Children In Senegal

The town of Saint Louis in northern Senegal has many charms and attracts a number of tourists throughout the year. But spend any length of time there and you’ll likely find yourself approached by young boys asking for money.

Elective students practice suturing

By Hannah Atkins 19th October, 2016

6 Reasons To Take Your Medical Elective Abroad in 2020

Medical Electives abroad are increasing in popularity – many more students in the healthcare field are considering this option, and for good reason!

By Hannah Atkins 27th July, 2016

Creative Fundraising Ideas: From Marmalade To Moustaches

So many of our volunteers fundraise to cover the cost of their trip, but it can be overwhelming to figure out where to start and what to do! Fear not, however – I’m here to talk you through potential ideas to help you meet your fundraising goals.

Global Gap Year programme volunteers take a group photo in Ghana

By Jemma Dicks 10th January, 2016

Top 5 Things To Do In A Gap Year in 2020 & 2021

Sometimes you just need a break. Whether it be after high school, after college graduation, or a sabbatical during your working career.

A cheetah in a wildlife reserve in Southern Africa

By Samantha Evans 27th May, 2015

Cuddling Cubs – Discover The Darker Side Of Big Cat “Conservation”

A few years ago while on holiday in Cape Town, South Africa I had what I considered the privilege of petting a young cheetah. I remember being led into the enclosure by the handler, slowly crouching down and running my fingers through its spotted coat.

Volunteer snorkeling in Fiji

By Samantha Evans 26th January, 2015

10 Fun Facts About Fiji

With its pristine waters and white sandy beaches, Fiji is an ideal destination for volunteers wanting to soak up some sunshine in a balmy, tropical location in their free time.

Two dolphins swim freely in their natural habitat

By Jemma Dicks 08th September, 2014

Swimming With Dolphins: Time To Kick It Off The Bucket List?

We were travelling through the Bolivian Pampas in a small motorised canoe, when we became aware that there was something following us. The driver stopped the boat and told us that they wanted to play.

A scenic view of Marble Beach in Sri Lanka where volunteers can spend their free time

By Jemma Dicks 21st May, 2014

3 Incredible Weeks In Sri Lanka Volunteering As A Family

Programme Advisor Heidi has travelled far and wide and spends most of her time talking to potential volunteers about the destinations and voluntary placements that Projects Abroad offers.

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