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“At Challenges Abroad, we believe one student, one team, one programme can be a catalyst for change. Over the past 10 years, we have sent out thousands of students and seen them grow as global citizens and develop as future leaders. The impact that our volunteers make in our partner communities continues to be inspiring. Volunteering abroad gives you the chance to challenge yourself, experience new things, and realise your potential to create positive change in the world. We believe that together we can make a difference and build a brighter future in our partner communities.”



“The opportunity to travel not only opens your eyes to the wider world, it allows you to step out of your comfort zone and learn more about yourself than you could imagine. It is a privilege to work with students, from the moment they first hear about Challenges Abroad, to the moment they touch back down in the UK after their incredible Summer Challenge. It only takes one student to make a huge difference overseas and I am so excited to invite you to be a part of our programmes.”

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Laura Jackson,
Partnership Officer

“Volunteering with Challenges Abroad was an amazing experience that really made me grow as a person. Getting the chance to immerse yourself in a completely different culture is unlike anything else. Stepping into the lives of others teaches us to be kind and mindful of our actions. Thinking like a global citizen is such an impactful mindset to develop and is the first step in making real change. Challenges Abroad in partnership with FutureSense Foundation is working to bring more young people to this way of thinking, and I am honoured to once again be a part of a team that really cares. As Partnership Officer I am excited to bring this transformative challenge to more students around the UK and continue to make an impact on the world.”

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“I’ve been supporting Challenges Abroad volunteers since 2014, and the most rewarding part of my role is seeing the joy and excitement that our volunteers bring to the rural communities we work with around the world. I spent time in Cambodia in 2018 coordinating our programmes and had the pleasure of seeing first-hand the difference that our volunteers make! This experience really opened my eyes to what it means to be a Global Citizen.”

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“I have a love for travelling, trying new things and throwing myself into the deep end. Helping others find and complete the right opportunities for them, is a priority for me, and equipping students with the essential skills they need to take the lead and prosper in the future. I appreciate the importance of fundraising, the power it has to help you as individuals whilst having a huge impact on such a beneficial charity! It was my time in Thailand, working with Challenges Abroad, that encouraged me to stay involved on my return, mentoring new participants through their fundraising and getting them ready for their time in country. Challenge yourself and you'll never regret it!”

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Brand Ambassador

“Volunteering with Challenges Abroad has allowed me to get out of my comfort zone, experience different cultures and feel as though I’m really making a difference around the world whilst meeting so many likeminded volunteers. My role is to support our participants throughout their journey with us, helping to prepare for their Challenge, and allowing them to make the most out of this one in a lifetime experience! Take the Challenge to be a positive change in the world and become part of this global community!”