About Us

Challenges Abroad operate in 6 locations across the world, each of the hubs being managed by our own staff, who are made up of both international and local individuals. With the Futuresense Foundation at the very heart of everything we do, we believe students develop a greater awareness of global development issues when on our programmes, and grow as global citizens.

Our Mission

Our mission is to ignite compassion and create a generation of global citizens.

We help students develop their skillset and grow as individuals, whilst creating unforgettable experiences! As a social enterprise we are committed to providing ethical volunteer experiences that have a long-term impact and are mutually beneficial to both our volunteers and the communities where we work. We have sent out over 2,000 volunteers on our Challenges across 6 locations around the world and are looking forward to growing our global community of people who care in 2019!

Our Philosophy 

We are passionate about International Development and believe that one student, one team, one programme can be a catalyst for change.

What makes us different?

Every Challenges Abroad programme supports the goals and objectives of our charity, The FutureSense Foundation. The FutureSense Foundation operate in all our six hubs all year round and work within in our partner communities, creating and overseeing development programmes that have a long-term and sustainable impact. Our partnership ensures that all of our volunteers work on ethical projects and can make a long-lasting and positive impact in the community. 

Challenges Abroad is much more than travel and volunteering. It's an opportunity for you to become a Global Citizen with a wider world view and an understanding of other cultures, all the while helping us tackle the challenges currently facing marginalised communities around the world.

Our Values 

Passion

Integrity

Empathy

Energy

Innovation

With the Futuresense Foundation at the very heart of everything we do, we believe students develop a greater awareness of global development issues when on our programmes, and grow as global citizens. We believe that together we can. And together we can make a difference.

Be the change you wish to see in the world.

Mahatma Gandhi