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Intern, Study and Volunteer Abroad with World Endeavors

Our world is big. Very big. But the steps required to connect and engage within our global community can be surprisingly small. World Endeavors provides connection-seekers a chance to intern, volunteer and gather together in group programs abroad. Affordable, meaningful, customized programs for travelers, adventurers, scholars, and peacemakers.



International Programs abroad

World Endeavors offers four meaningful ways to learn abroad. International study abroad, intern abroad, volunteer abroad, and group programs offer unique ways to explore the world. Each option is available in multiple countries and follows our immersive model.

Study Abroad

Studying abroad is the most popular way to travel abroad as a student. World Endeavors programs are affordable. We also provide study abroad opportunities in unique, hard-to-find locations.

Intern Abroad

World Endeavors specialties in international internships that are customised to paticipant career goals. World Endeavours interns are challenged, working hands-on in a number of fields. Our alumni see a direct impact of the work on their skills and resume strength.

Volunteer Abroad

World Endeavours volunteers experience an immersive introduction to communities, working side by side with local partners and sustainable charitable organizations. Our projects are unique and well supported.

Group Program Abroad

World Endeavours helps connect teams of faculty-led groups with once-in-a-lifetime experiences. Our expertise in facilitating volunteer, intern and study programs means our group programs can be highly customized and can include a menu of experiential learning opportunities.

Featured Programs

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Our Top Destinations

World Endeavors offers culturally focused international programs in 42 countries around the world. In each location, our programs are designed to be enriching and immersive while offering an impressive list of unique, challenging and hard to find opportunities. Start your journey now!

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Intern, Study & Volunteer Abroad with World Endeavors

Hear from participants why they decided to Change Their World with World Endeavors.

Who are World Endeavors

For over 20 years, World Endeavors has helped connect thousands of interns, students and volunteers with transformational educational travel experiences. Our passion is helping individuals make strong connections abroad – becoming more invested in the world as engaged and energised citizens.

Our programs are designed to be academically rigorous, professionally challenging, and personally enriching. We are proactive leaders who care about our students, partners, and staff, promoting respectful environments where our honesty and integrity build trusting relationships.


Support at every step

When you feel safe and respected abroad, you will flourish. World Endeavors is committed to:

Health & Safety – The safety of our interns is of
greatest importance to us. We take key steps to ensure your well-being: 

  • Pre-trip success guide
  • 24/7 Support
  • In-country trained staff
  • Pre and post arrival orientation
  • Travel medical insurance

Let the numbers speak for themselves


of surveyed customers reported that their experience abroad fulfilled the academic, professional and personal goals


of alumni would recommend World Endeavors to a friend or colleague


number of home institutions of World Endeavors past participants

Our most asked FAQs when planning a program abroad

Do I need to speak the local language to study, intern or volunteer abroad?

You do not necessarily need to have any experience in the local language of your placement – whether you are studying, interning or volunteering abroad. All World Endeavors programs operate in English – with study-abroad classes offered in English, and internship and volunteer placements providing supervisors who can work in English. If you do have some language skills, share these with your placement advisor as it might expand the options you can choose from – especially in Spanish-speaking countries where we have many options where you can study or work in a Spanish environment!

What is my housing situation?

Many people are curious about the type of housing they should expect when studying, interning or volunteering abroad. The answer is that there are many different types of housing offered depending on your locations and program. These include student dorms, shared apartments, host families, cabins at research stations and occasionally even a safari tent! We can provide the details of the housing options offered for each program before you make your decision on which program to choose – so share your preferences with your advisor who can help you choose the best options for you.

Will there be other participants there at the same time as me?

We have some programs that are busy year-round with other international participants, and others that are less popular with fewer participants at different times of year. World Endeavors advisors can share with you the most and least popular locations for participants – but either way there are always local students and team members who you will study or work alongside, so you will never be alone.

Do I have to get a visa? What kind?

Visa requirements differ between locations and programs, and sometimes also depend on your nationality. For semester study abroad in many locations there is usually a student visa required for participation. Our host universities will provide you with the paperwork that is needed to apply for these visas in plenty of time – so sign up early to give you time to arrange this. For summer study, which has a shorter period, a tourist stamp (either pre-arranged on on arrival) is usually all that you need. The same is true for most of our internship and volunteer options – but your advisor will let you know in advance if a visa is needed for your choice of placement.

What kind of scholarships are offered?

While World Endeavors is committed to providing international programs that are not only culturally-immersive and life-changing, but also affordable, we also offer a number of scholarships for our programs. You can check these out, as well as links to external scholarships that you may be eligible for on the following link.


I want to go abroad. How do I get started?

You want to go abroad? Great! We can help you! Take a look around the World Endeavors site to get some ideas, then arrange to speak with our knowledgable placement advising team that can guide you through all the questions you need to ask yourself, to help us identify the perfect program for you!

Once your personal placement advisor has helped you make a decision, then you can submit an an application online to get started. Remember to check with your institution for deadlines each semester, so they can sign off your program in time!

Once you have applied, your advisor will walk you through the steps to prepare for your departure – from how to book your travel to which forms you need to complete. We will provide you a pre-departure guide and checklist to help you get ready for your trip of a lifetime!


What does my program fee go towards?

World Endeavors are proud to offer some of the most affordable study abroad and internship programs around! All our programs display a list of inclusions for each program. These different slightly between programs and locations, but they all include;

  • advisors to help you identify the perfect program for you
  • safe, vetted accommodation
  • fees that cover your study program or contribute towards your internship or volunteer organization
  • airport Pick-ups
  • Pre-arrival and on-site orientation
  • 24/7 local support
  • Comprehensive travel medical insurance

Some programs also include more – such as meals, excursions, cultural activities, local transport and more!

Participant Stories

Each World Endeavors participant creates a unique story with each journey they take. These experiences continue to inspire World Endeavors to develop customized international programs in new countries each year.

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