How to Help Peru

Destroyed road in peru

Insight from a Dedicated Peace Corps Volunteer Katie Aker recently returned home, unfortunately early, from her Peace Corps volunteering in Peru. Though her and her fellow Peace Corps volunteers were attending a training outside of their remote communities when the flooding began, when the training concluded they were informed that they would no longer be able to return. Due to the…

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4 Ways to Ethically Make an Impact Abroad

Three little girls playing

For those that want to get involved with a nonprofit organization abroad, there are seemingly endless possibilities. Googling options can be completely overwhelming, to say the least. It starts to feel like “just pick one” is the best way to go about it. Any bit of help is good, right? Not really. While there are great organizations worldwide that need…

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The Beginning of Our Annual Scholarship Program

James Ronald Castil, Volunteer for the Visayans College Scholar

Over the years, we’ve seen countless students attend school, and even university, because of the generosity and support of individuals they’ve never met. This alone is inspirational, but paired with the individual stories of each student, the opportunity to provide a scholarship for a student to attend school becomes astronomically more meaningful. And if we consider the long term impact…

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A Year of Pledges

When one year comes to an end, everyone takes time to reflect on their lives, everything they’ve accomplished and everything they hope to do in the new year. The GoAbroad Foundation is no different; we are filled with contemplation, and always looking forward to new projects, new partners, and new opportunities to support people in the way they need it…

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How to Make a Difference When You Can’t Volunteer

On October 22, millions of Americans will join volunteer projects across the country for Make a Difference Day. Will you be one of them? Volunteering and becoming active in your community is a great way to give back and provide assistance to others. Participating in Make a Difference Day makes it easy to get involved, and it’ll probably inspire you to…

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How to Help Haiti After Hurricane Matthew

Children in Haiti putting their hands together

Although media coverage of Hurricane Matthew’s devastation in Haiti, the Caribbean, and the Southern United States has already begun to slowly fade away, survivors are desperately calling out for our help and support. Their homes have been destroyed, local infrastructure has been damaged, and many lives were lost, most prominently in Haiti, where the death toll is believed to exceed…

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Hope Bilingual Academy’s One Woman Army

Patricia driving kids home

“So, you’re a teacher and a principal. Anything else?” I asked Patricia Shronce, who, in February 2013, founded the Hope Bilingual Academy in La Concepción, Nicaragua. Nicaragua is the second most impoverished country in the Americas, but there are incredible people, like Patricia, who are eradicating poverty through education. “I’m also a mother, a grandma, a sign language teacher, a…

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A New Home for Esperanza

Family survivors of the earthquake in Ecuador 2016

In April 2016, 28-year-old Esperanza’s life completely changed. Just like any other day, she woke up in her home with her husband and 3 children in the coastal area of Pedernales. It was an average morning in April, and yet, in a matter of seconds, her life was quite literally torn apart. When the earthquake struck, Esperanza’s family was inside…

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Empowering Young Women in India – The Baale Mane Mission

Young women of Baale Mane in India

Last October we introduced all of you to The Baale Mane, a nonprofit organization based in India that supports and empowers young women to build a brighter future for themselves through education and personal development. We are still inspired by their mission almost a year later, and hence, their recent fundraising initiative has been selected as our August Pledge beneficiary.…

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Why You Should #Give10forEd This Year

Young Filipina girl standing in front of bookshelves

Did you know $10 can fund transportation for one week for a college scholar in the Philippines? If you don’t know how this is possible, it is time to read on and find out! We’ve been challenging people to #Give10forEd, and we want to be as detailed as possible about what this challenge really means to college students in the…

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