The weirdest laws across the globe

  Travelling can be so much fun – but amidst making time for some epic selfies, mad nights out and finding new friends, you’ll have to consider differences of culture and unusual laws as you explore foreign lands. No one knows that better right now than 23-year-old Eleanor Hawkins, who was arrested along with nine others for posing naked […]

Conservation volunteering

Caitlin Spencer – African Bushveld Conservation in Southern Africa Jetting off to a foreign country can be quite daunting. This was how Caitlin Spencer felt when she first signed up to take part in Projects Abroad’s African Bushveld Conservation Project in Southern Africa. She soon realised, though, that it was the best decision she ever […]

A State-side summer

There are a million ways to spend the long summer holidays; hanging out with friends, going to festivals, spending time with family, but have you ever considered going to camp? In recent years the number of young people flying off to America for a summer of fun has been soaring and it is easy to […]

Volunteering in Chile

Holidays are great. We all love them. But how well do you actually get to know your chosen destination and the people that live there? You certainly meet locals when you travel but usually you meet the ones who depend on your holiday spending for a living in restaurants, shops taxis etc.   Holidays allow you […]

Holidaying at home

Ever found yourself staring dreamily into a screen or a holiday brochure wishing you were anywhere in the world but home? Perhaps you’re picturing yourself lounging lazily on a warm sandy beach listening to the warm waters lap against the shoreline. Maybe you’re on a road trip driving on the open road with the wind […]

Volunteering in Ghana

Ben Hardy – Sports Volunteer in Ghana Ben Hardy joined a football coaching project in the Ghanaian capital of Accra in spring 2014. Ben will be starting a history degree this autumn. Ben volunteered for 5 weeks in Ghana. Before leaving for Ghana, I had no idea about what to expect of the culture and […]

The other side of a year abroad

Exploring new cities, chilling on the beach on days off, meeting up with foreign friends on nights out… It’s the year abroad dream: that vision we see whenever someone mentions ‘study abroad’, ‘language assistant’ or ‘exchange.’ But what’s it really like? Well, for some it isn’t all sun, sea and socialising. Source writer Laura Brown, […]

Travel the world… in just a few months!

Whether you’re at school where the summer holidays stretch to six weeks, you’ve got a a whopping three months of summer at university or you’ve just left education and not sure what to do next, why not get involved in a mini gap year project abroad? Laura Redpath takes a look at some of the best short-term gap options that the […]

Volunteering in South Africa

Megan Baker – 2 Week Special Human Rights in South Africa Megan Baker joined one of Projects Abroad’s 2 Week Special projects in summer 2013, when she was 18 years old. Megan is now studying Law at university. The 2 Week Specials are a great way to get a taste of a career or subject […]