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Volunteer Abroad

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[ID:5828]Over the past few decades, the world of international volunteering has expanded significantly. New media formats have changed the way we interact with each other and with the latest global headlines. No longer do we need to sit down in front of the six o'clock news to have a sense of what's going on in the world. More people than ever before have a sense of the effects of poverty, conflict and environmental exploitation in developing nations; and more feel they must do something to help. Likewise, as the globalization of the international workforce continues, greater numbers of students and young adults are looking to build their cross-cultural skills in new and more meaningful ways.

Whether you're on a mission to help others, you want to build career skills in an unconventional environment, or your just looking for an adventure, volunteering can be a great way to spend a few weeks, a few months, or even a lifetime.

The first step towards finding the perfect program is the simplest: deciding you want to make a difference. If you've taken this...

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