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Benefits of Volunteering Abroad

Posted on November 29, 2019

It is true that you may not receive direct monetary benefits from volunteering abroad and also true that you may not hear lectures from renowned scholars during volunteering, but you will receive gifts that can outshine any paycheck and classroom experience. If you are the type of person who enjoys learning by “doing” rather than learning from a textbook, then direct and hands on experience can definitely be more beneficial than the other options during your time abroad. No matter what type of program you choose, the qualities you build volunteering abroad will surely come in handy in the future. Here is just to list a few benefits of volunteering abroad:

  • Build confidence by accomplishing your tasks

  • More freedom than in an actual working environment

  • Gain technical experiences that can be crucial in your future career

  • Expand your view

  • Work on foreign language skills

  • Make possible career connections and learn about the nonprofit sector

  • Impress your future employer with your compassion and dedication

  • Help others in need

  • Discover self-worth

  • Learn to collaborate with others and develop communication skills

  • Practice adapting to different environments and difficult situations

Check out our directory of opportunities to explore programs that could support you in volunteering abroad. There are also scholarships like our Overseas Ambassadors program which can be applied to programs that are non-credit bearing.

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