University Group Trips Abroad, We believe that global problems demand new and powerful forms of leadership. Therefore, we want to unite young people around the world’s most pressing problems and empower them to become driven and visionary leaders through extraordinary experiences.
Humanitarian Student Trips Abroad
- Are you seeking volunteer opportunities for teens?
- Internships for high school students?
- Global leadership adventures for university students?
You’ve come to the right place.
Our planet will face huge challenges during your lifetime. Some of these challenges have already begun to surface.
Plastic in the ocean, for example. Every day approximately 8 million pieces of plastic pollution find their way into our oceans. It’s estimated that there may now be around 5.25 trillion macro and microplastic pieces floating in the open ocean, with a combined weight of 269,000 tonnes. Plastic pollution is responsible for the deaths of 100,000 marine mammals and turtles and one million seabirds every year.
Climate change. The planet’s average land temperature has risen by nearly 1°C in the past 50 years as a result of human activity, and global greenhouse gas emissions have grown by nearly 80% since 1970. Have you noticed that storms have become more frequent, and more intense? That drought is becoming more prevalent worldwide? We’re already seeing and feeling the impacts of climate change.
Poverty. Over three billion people – that’s almost half the world – live on less than $2.50 a day, and at least 80% of humanity lives on less than $10 a day. Statistics from Unicef show that 22,000 children die each day due to poverty, in some of the poorest villages on earth.
Gender equality. For the past decade, the World Economic Forum has been measuring the pace of change through the Global Gender Gap Report. While we’re getting closer to achieving gender equality, at current rates, it would take the world another 115 years – or until 2133 – to close the economic gap entirely.
That’s just four of the biggest problems the world is facing right now – and there’s a whole lot more where that came from. But the good news is, we’re on a mission to reverse these problems – and make the world a better place in the process.
A Broader View School – volunteer opportunities
What are we doing to work towards this goal? We run a program called Student Trip, which is based on the following premise:
We believe that global problems demand new and powerful forms of leadership. Therefore, we want to unite young people around the world’s most pressing problems and empower them to become driven and visionary leaders through extraordinary experiences.
How do we do this? We work with schools and universities to create service land leadership programs in underprivileged communities in Peru, Costa Rica, Chile, Ecuador, Argentina, Ghana, Uganda, Tanzania, South Africa, Malawi, Zambia, Vietnam, Nepal, India, and the Philippines. Our Volunteer Locations
Our 7-14+ day volunteer abroad programs put students at the heart of these communities and give them the chance to learn about global issues by working to solve them.
Plastic in the ocean, for example. Like the idea of volunteering with animals and being part of the transition to a plastic-free world? You’ll participate in beach clean-ups and contribute to the conservation and protection of marine species on our sea turtle internship in Costa Rica.
Poverty. We place you in disadvantaged communities where you’re most needed, and where you’ll make the biggest difference. We send you to schools lacking teachers and resources. To hospitals and clinics which are ruthlessly understaffed. To orphanage populated by pupils whose parents can’t afford to keep them at home. Whether you step into the shoes of a hospital volunteer or you choose to volunteer with children, you’ll be making a huge difference in the lives of many.
Gender equality. We’re really proud of our women empowerment programs across Africa, Asia, Central America, and South America. These volunteer projects abroad focus on training women in life and income-generating skills to encourage financial independence and ultimately fight poverty.
And there’s more where that came from. Species extinction? We’re on it (check out our sloth conservation program.) Combating loneliness? We place volunteers in Elderly Care Centers across the globe. Preventing the spread of HIV? We have HIV awareness programs that are helping to manage the virus in local communities. And other 245 social and conservation programs.
We want to help you understand the world and its problems. Our goal is to give you the confidence and the tools to be a leader and generate a ripple of change in the world, by taking you to global communities where you can see the effects first-hand, and work alongside locals to create positive change.
An overview of our school volunteer program
We work closely with schools to design a bespoke itinerary and trip curriculum that meets each establishment’s individual needs and objectives.
We require that at least one faculty member or parent participates in the trip alongside the students (one per 10 students). In fact, one teacher gets a discount for every group of 10 paying students! Why? In addition to ensuring students stay safe on our trips, we also want educators as involved as possible in order to impact the larger school community and ensure the learning continues after the trip has ended.
Click here to see what our services include on this trip, and for lots more useful information.
As well as tackling global issues head on, outdoor adventure and cultural explorations also form an important part of these volunteer opportunities. Options include: trekking in the Andean highlands of Peru or Nepal, snorkeling in Honduras or Chile, visiting Machu Picchu in Peru or going on safari in Tanzania or Uganda.
University Group volunteer vacations
Our service project ideas extend past high school and college. We have also partnered with universities not just across the US, but across the world, to create volunteer leadership programs across sectors including health, HIV awareness, teaching abroad, orphanage support, building and restoration, vocational training, animal welfare and ecology, sea turtle conservation and so much more.
We have partnerships with universities in the US, the UK, Canada, Germany, Denmark, Australia and many more. Please click here to see whether A Broader View works in partnership with your university.
As a 5***** trusted volunteer organization that’s been up and running for over 11 years, we’re super familiar with hosting group tours. We’ve hosted student-led alternative spring trips, faculty-led service learning trips, medical and dental brigades, corporate retreat programs, family volunteer vacations, and high school language & cultural immersion tours.
With this in mind, please rest assured that safety is our number one priority. For all the parents and teachers reading this: we have a 100% safety record.We’ve build safety into every level of our trips, including highly experienced in-country directors and the communities themselves, which are small and close-knit. Our host families take the safety of our students very seriously, and we can also offer hostels or hotels as alternative accommodation.
A Broader View has a platform so all our groups can fundraise through our website, all donations collected are tax deductible. We supply useful links for lower airfare for volunteers, cheaper travel and health insurance abroad (customized for volunteers US$53), read some more here
Click here for more information about our group trips, and for testimonials.