Studentsgoabroad Blog & Articles

Mostly young graduates make the decision to go abroad and do some volunteer work. But what keeps you from making this decision as adult as well? We collected 5 reasons why volunteer work is especially important in adult age.

5 reasons for volunteering as adult

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"That’s the right thing! - An internship as a surf instructor in Portugal. Besides learning about the portuguese culture, I would make new friends as well as working on the beach." Niklas did an internship in Portugal as surf instructor.

Niklas' internship

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Sasha spent 6 months for an internship in Florida. "I met wonderful people who are locked in my heart and I can not wait to see them all again! It was a really great experience which unfortunately only lasted a short while."

Sasha in Florida

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David did an internship in California. Besides working in the office of the company, he was also able to learn more about the company's products while fieldwork in two different places in the US.

David in California

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"I can exactly remember the ride to our house, we heard Roses from The Chainsmokers on the radio and Monique explained to me, that the winter has just began in New Zealand, which sounds really strange to me after a 42 hours flight from the West at the beginning of May."

Nicole in Auckland

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Silvia spent several months as volunteer in the Dominican Republic. She gained abroad experience in the field of Tourism, Event Management and conservation, Social Media Management and Spanish as well as English Teaching.

Silvia's time abroad

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Carina took part in a nature conservation-project at the Great Barrier Reef. This project combining firstly the adventure of learning scuba dive and secondly taking care of the Reef. This means that you will accompany sea biologists to monitor coral health.

Carina in Australia

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Anna spent 2 months in Samaná, Dominican Republic. She worked as a volunteer in a small school with children with special needs

Anna in the Dominican Republic

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Laura completed an internship in the field of journalism in Dublin. Even though her original plan was to spent time in Scotland, she doesn't regret her decision.

Laura in Dublin

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"The Combination out of Public Relations and involvement in social projects seemed very exciting to me." Stefanie decided to do an internship after graduating. She fell instantly in love with South Africa when she was visiting it some years ago - hence her desired destination was found quickly. Off to Cape Town!

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