The first time I volunteered abroad was when I was in Shanghai. I was studying at Fudan University and participated in the Foreign Students Volunteer Program. I taught English at a migrant school in and it turned out to be the most rewarding experience at Fudan.
I might be biased because of my experience but I always encourage everyone I meet to either study or volunteer abroad. If I could, I’d be volunteering abroad right now but I’m keeping these dollar bills as close to me as possible. Grad school tuition is guaranteed to drain my life savings.
I’m currently volunteering for Support For International Change (SIC), an organization that is dedicated to limiting the impact of HIV/AIDS in undeserved communities. We are looking for students and recent alumni who are interested in volunteering with us in Tanzania.
Our programs provide volunteers with an opportunity to live with a host family in Tanzania and directly impact rural communities by working alongside local Tanzanians. Each program begins with an intensive expert-led orientation where volunteers are educated about HIV, our organization and global health before beginning their field experience running an HIV/AIDS awareness campaign.
We currently have space available for our summer program starting July 20 – September 14 and our fall program starting September 22 – December 15. Click here if you’re interested in participating in this volunteer program and if you know of anyone who might be interested in working in Tanzania, please share this with them.