In an interconnected world fueled by the exchange of ideas, cultures, and experiences, the allure of global work and travel has never been more enticing. The desire to step beyond familiar borders, immerse yourself in diverse environments, and contribute meaningfully to communities far and wide has given rise to a dynamic trend of volunteering abroad. 

At Further Travel, we facilitate life-changing traveling experiences for adventure-seekers looking to broaden their horizons. We offer opportunities that extend far beyond visiting the typical tourist attractions, with some incredible chances to make a real difference in the world. Our global work and travel jobs can take you to: 

  • South Africa
  • Thailand
  • Vietnam and Cambodia
  • Philippines
  • Bali
  • Maldives

If you’d like to learn more about our unique opportunities, start your application here!

In this article, we’ll explore the benefits of global work and travel, and discuss how you can find your own opportunities. We’ll also explain some of the challenges involved in finding and engaging in student adventure travel and volunteer work overseas. Specifically, we’ll look at: 

  1. Why you should volunteer overseas
  2. The challenges of global work and travel
  3. How Further Travel makes global work and travel possible
  4. What global work and travel opportunities are available

We’ll explain what it takes to join these unique global work and travel opportunities, and how Further Travel can help you experience the journey of a lifetime. 

Global Work and Travel: Why Volunteer Overseas?

Embarking on a journey of global work and travel is a passport to uncharted territories. While traditional travel offers a window into different cultures and landscapes, volunteering overseas takes this experience to a new level. As well as being a good addition to your CV, here are just a few of the reasons why you should consider volunteering overseas: 

  1. See the world
  2. Make a real difference
  3. Find new friends
  4. Create lasting memories

Let’s explore these reasons to choose volunteer work as the gateway to your global adventure and explain how Further Travel can help you seize these opportunities. 

See the World

One of the most captivating aspects of volunteering abroad is the chance to witness the world from a unique vantage point. It goes beyond mere tourism, inviting you to become a part of the communities you visit. 

Whether you find yourself in a remote village nestled in the mountains or a bustling city on the coast, the immersive nature of volunteering allows you to gain insights that elude the casual traveler. Engaging with locals, understanding their daily lives, and contributing to their well-being provide a rich tapestry of experiences that textbooks and documentaries could never capture.

Make a Real Difference

While savoring the wonders of a foreign land is enticing, the true magic of volunteering overseas lies in the opportunity to effect genuine change. The ability to leave a positive imprint on the lives of others is an honor that transcends borders. Whether you're: 

  1. Participating in environmental conservation efforts
  2. Working with underprivileged children
  3. Supporting disadvantaged communities

Your efforts directly translate into tangible benefits around the world. This is the chance to turn compassion into action and travel with purpose, making your journey not just a personal adventure, but a contribution to the greater good.

Find New Friends

There’s no doubt that volunteering brings people together. The friendships forged while volunteering abroad possess a unique depth, built on shared experiences and common goals. In the pursuit of making a difference, you'll encounter like-minded individuals from all corners of the globe. These connections are often fast-tracked by the intense and transformative nature of volunteer work. 

The camaraderie developed with fellow volunteers, locals, and even those you assist can lead to enduring friendships that span oceans and cultures, serving as a reminder of the global community you've become a part of.

Create Lasting Memories

The memories you craft during your global volunteer journey extend beyond the typical travel snapshots. Each memory carries a sense of purpose, etched with the knowledge that you were part of something larger than yourself. Whether it's the smiles of the children you've taught, the sights and sounds of nature you've helped protect, or the resilience of the communities you've supported, your adventure travel volunteer experiences will paint a vivid tapestry of emotions and stories that will stay with you for a lifetime.

Start Your Adventure With Further Travel

At Further Travel, we make these opportunities possible. Our global work and travel experiences are available in some of the world’s most incredible locations, and give you the chance to make a genuine difference in a variety of ways. Finding these unique opportunities on your own isn’t easy, but, with Further Travel, our vast network and pre-planned itineraries help you find an experience that maximizes your time and impact abroad. Want to learn more? Check out our FAQs or start your application here!

The Challenges of Global Work and Travel

Embarking on a journey of global work and travel is an exhilarating endeavor, promising a world of new experiences and meaningful connections. However, like any significant undertaking, this path comes with its fair share of challenges that require careful consideration and preparation. Some of the obstacles that you may face include: 

  • Finding volunteer work overseas
  • Dealing with visas and work permits
  • Planning and organizing a global work and travel itinerary

Let’s take a look at each of these challenges in more detail and explain how you can overcome these hurdles with Further Travel. 

Finding Volunteer Work Overseas

While the world offers an array of volunteer opportunities, narrowing down the options to find the one that aligns with your passions, skills, and desired destination can be overwhelming. The abundance of environmental volunteer organizations, projects, and destinations can make the task seem daunting. It’s also difficult to understand the requirements, eligibility criteria, and exactly what’s included in each volunteering experience. 

At Further Travel, we’ve already done the hard work for you. You can easily view and compare our various global work and travel opportunities to find your ideal experience. Get started here!

The Added Complication of Visas

For those seeking travel for environmental volunteers overseas, the complexities of visa regulations can present a significant hurdle. Each country has its own set of requirements for volunteers, which can range from tourist visas to special volunteer visas or even work permits, depending on the nature and duration of your engagement. Navigating through the intricacies of these regulations can be time-consuming and confusing, often requiring meticulous attention to detail and a solid understanding of various international travel rules and restrictions. 

Planning and Organizing Your Trip

The allure of global work and travel may paint a picture of carefree exploration, but in reality, meticulous planning and organization are essential. When you travel and volunteer abroad, you need to plan everything from flights and accommodation to health and safety considerations. Creating a comprehensive travel itinerary requires careful attention to detail and takes significant planning. Balancing the excitement of exploration with the practicalities of ensuring a smooth journey can be challenging, especially when accounting for potential language barriers and cultural differences.

How Further Travel Helps With Global Work and Travel

Embarking on a journey of global work and travel is a monumental step, one that promises personal growth, cross-cultural enrichment, and the opportunity to make a positive impact. However, the path to realizing this dream can be riddled with uncertainties and challenges. It can be daunting to find the right volunteering opportunity, and intimidating to make such a life-changing journey alone. 

With Further Travel, you’re not alone! We can help you navigate the complex landscape of global volunteer opportunities and help you experience and contribute to a new, fascinating culture. In this section, we’ll explain how Further Travel takes the stress and guess-work out of your global work and travel experience, by: 

  • Offering volunteer experiences in a wide variety of fields
  • Providing an incredible selection of remote destinations 
  • Giving you plenty of free time to explore your surroundings
  • Connecting you with like-minded travel buddies
  • Organizing pre-planned itineraries to make your journey a breeze

With our expert guidance, you can craft the experience of a lifetime, make a real difference in local communities, and forge some incredible new friendships along the way. 

Choose Your Dream Experience

In a world teeming with volunteer projects, finding the right fit for your skills, interests, and desired destinations can feel like searching for a needle in a haystack. Further Travel streamlines this process by offering a curated selection of vetted and impactful opportunities. Whether you want to clean up remote beaches and learn to be more environmentally friendly, teach English to underprivileged kids, or care for endangered African wildlife, we’ve got the perfect opportunity for you, fully planned and ready to go. 

Travel to Incredible Locations

Imagine immersing yourself in the pristine waters of the Philippines, hanging out with laughing kids in Vietnam, or experiencing life at a wildlife reserve in South Africa. Further Travel brings these far-flung dreams to life by connecting you to projects in incredible locations around the world. With our expertise, you can venture beyond the usual tourist paths, diving deep into local cultures and landscapes that may have otherwise remained undiscovered. 

Spend Your Free Time Exploring

Our pre-planned itineraries take the stress out of scheduling your precious vacation hours, but we also know you need time to do your own thing! You’ll find plenty of opportunities to read a book on a remote beach, enjoy a cocktail with your new friends, explore local markets and towns, or do whatever else it is that interests you. Plus, our on-site experts can help you make the most of your free time, providing recommendations for must-visit attractions, cultural experiences, and hidden gems in the region you're exploring. 

Meet Like-Minded Travelers

The camaraderie shared with fellow volunteers can be one of the most rewarding aspects of global work and travel. Further Travel's network of like-minded explorers serves as a built-in support system, fostering connections that often extend beyond the duration of your project. Sharing experiences, cultural insights, and mutual passions for making a positive impact, you'll form bonds that enrich both your journey and your personal growth.

Relax and Pack Your Bags!

As the countdown to your journey begins, Further Travel ensures a stress-free transition from preparation to departure. Our comprehensive support includes assistance with visa requirements, pre-departure information, and tips on what to pack. With the logistical complexities taken care of, you can focus on the life-changing adventure that awaits you.

If you’re ready for the experience of a lifetime, start your Further Travel application here!

What Further Travel Global Work and Travel Opportunities Are Available?

Further Travel opens the door to many different experiences, offering a diverse array of global work and travel opportunities. Choose between some incredible, rewarding, and memorable experiences, including: 

  • Teaching & sports coaching in South Africa
  • Elephant conservation in Thailand
  • Caring for rescued dogs in Thailand
  • Wildlife conservation volunteering in South Africa
  • Beach conservation in the Maldives
  • Teaching people with special needs in Bali
  • English teaching in the Philippines 
  • Help underprivileged communities in Cambodia

From fostering cross-cultural connections to contributing to meaningful causes, Further Travel presents an assortment of projects that align with various passions and interests. 

Teaching & Sports Coaching in South Africa

At Camp South Africa, you can experience the incredible beauty and culture of South Africa for four weeks while teaching sports and English to excited students. Due to a lack of funding and resources, South African kids don’t get the opportunity to play sports during their school day, which is where you come in. You don’t need any prior teaching experience, just a fun-loving attitude and a passion to make a difference! 

As well as teaching English in local schools and coaching sports within the community, your itinerary includes a lot of other incredible activities, including: 

  • The chance to explore Port Elizabeth
  • Visits to Jeffrey’s Bay and Elephant Addo National Park
  • Free time for adventure activities like skydiving or bungee jumping
  • Spending time with your new travel buddies 

This is an incredible opportunity to make a real difference in local South African communities. Apply here!

Elephant Conservation in Thailand

Camp Thailand offers an incredible opportunity to see elephants up close, make a positive impact with wildlife conservation organizations, and party it up with your fellow explorers. You’ll have plenty of chances to: 

  • Spend time getting up close and personal learning about beautiful elephants 
  • Giving back by teaching local children in schools
  • Meet other travelers of a similar age
  • Relax as our local guides and reps take care of everything
  • Visit the best beach clubs and parties with guided nightlife tours

When you book through Further Travel, your accommodation is included, your travel dates are flexible, and you don’t need to do anything except enjoy your incredible experience! Book your spot here.

Caring for Rescued Dogs in Thailand 

For dog lovers, Further Travel offers the opportunity to lend a helping hand to rescued dogs in need. Through tasks like feeding, grooming, and walking, you'll contribute to their well-being and play a part in their journey toward finding forever homes. At Camp Rescue Paws, you can embark on a two-week adventure to help tackle the country’s stray animal epidemic while immersing yourself in Thai culture. 

When you’re not caring for rescued dogs, you’ll have opportunities to visit an elephant sanctuary, participate in a Thai cooking class, learn about Thai culture and language, and take part in some traditional Thai activities. If dog walking along some beautiful Thai beaches and enjoying the best of Thai culture sounds like your ideal global work and travel experience, secure your spot here!

Animal Conservation in South Africa

Set against the backdrop of South Africa's breathtaking landscapes, this project focuses on preserving and protecting diverse wildlife species. This South African animal conservation camp gives you the opportunity to volunteer at a big cat rescue and experience South Africa’s incredible wildlife, up close and personal. With many of South Africa’s animals listed as threatened or endangered, this eye-opening experience lets you make a real difference by maintaining the animal reserve and caring for rehabilitated animals alongside local animal volunteer organizations. Apply here!

Beach Conservation in The Maldives

With Further Travel’s Camp Maldives experience, you have the opportunity to combine the allure of pristine beaches with environmental conservation in the beautiful Maldives. Spend an incredible 16 days preserving coral reefs and cleaning up beaches, all while basking in the beauty of this tropical paradise. You’ll have the chance to:

  • Snorkel around coral
  • See dolphins in their natural habitat
  • Enjoy picnics on the beautiful sandbanks
  • Tour the cities 
  • Experience traditional Maldivian culture

From paddle boarding to planting trees, this beachside adventure has it all. Apply here!

Teaching For Special Needs in Bali

In the enchanting setting of Bali, contribute to the education and well-being of those with special needs through Further Travel’s Camp Bali program. This global work and travel experience gives you the opportunity to work with a local NGO that helps people with special needs. You’ll be involved in teaching classes, planning activities, and supporting the local teachers. 

In your free time, you’ll have opportunities to learn how to surf, do yoga on the beach, volunteer at a sea turtle rescue, and explore your surroundings with your new friends. Book your spot today; this rewarding tropical adventure is waiting for you!

English Teaching in The Philippines 

Join the ranks of global educators by teaching English to eager learners in the Philippines with Further Travel’s Camp Philippines island experience. Empower local communities with the valuable skill of language, fostering greater opportunities for their future. Plus, you’ll have plenty of chances to leave the tourist trail behind and explore some incredible hidden pockets of the Philippines. This three-week global work and travel experience will take you to waterfalls, reefs, beaches, and everything in between.

With only 60 spots available, this is one of Further Travel's most exclusive camps. Save your place now

Help Underprivileged Communities in Cambodia

At Camp Vietnam and Cambodia, you can channel your energy into empowering underprivileged communities. Help to clean up plastic from local river banks and turn it into eco-bricks for construction projects and be part of community volunteer work. Depending on the season and the projects available, you’ll have opportunities to teach English, work in local construction sites, and help out wherever you’re needed. 

Make a real difference and contribute to the growth and resilience of these deserving communities. Get started here!

Find Your Global Work and Travel Opportunity With Further Travel

Further Travel offers a wide range of projects designed to cater to your unique interests and aspirations. With our expert guidance, you can embark on a journey that resonates with your passions and helps you make a meaningful contribution. Our visa support, pre-planned itineraries, accommodation bookings, and transportation makes it easy for you to focus on what’s important: having the time of your life and making a difference in the world! 

If you’re ready to get started, you can apply here for the adventure of a lifetime!

Aug 17, 2023

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