Projects Abroad has spent over 25 years helping our participants fulfill their potential and make the world a better place.
In the days before the internet, smartphones and budget airlines, an English University Professor and some overseas colleagues had an idea: What if young people could become international volunteers? They could learn new skills and contribute to communities at the same time. That was over 25 years ago and we’ve never looked back.
While plenty of other companies have followed where we lead, we’re still the gold standard in international volunteering and internships. Every Project is built on our commitment to: safety, hassle-free travel and making a real impact.
Projects Abroad is a social enterprise which means we employ a business model to tackle the world’s social and environmental challenges.
Our staff are all either in-country locals who we train and support, or Volunteer Alumni, who have been there, experienced the projects and seen what a difference they make.
Our plans for the future are big. We believe that meaningful travel provides a defining experience for young people as they move from adolescence into adulthood, and we know that the work we do transforms communities.