7 Cities Where You Can Volunteer Abroad This Fall

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Are you a current college student hoping to volunteer abroad? By adding volunteer work to your study abroad experience, you’ll change the way you see your world by gaining a personal look at the local community.

At AIFS Study Abroad, we offer an array of dynamic volunteer programs abroad that combine academic coursework with local volunteer placements.

Here are 7 places where you can study and volunteer abroad this fall:
1. Grenoble, France
Service-Learning Program

Explore France this fall while volunteering at a local school to help students with their English-speaking skills! If teaching isn’t your thing, there are also plenty of opportunities to work with local charities while studying abroad in Grenoble, too. A hub of French culture, Grenoble is an intriguing and exciting study abroad destination.

2. Hyderabad, India
Community Engagement Program

Volunteer abroad in India this fall and have the experience of a lifetime during a Community Engagement Program (CEP) in Hyderabad. This program combines coursework with volunteer placements in a local, Non-Governmental Organization. Packed with awe-inspiring wonders, Hyderabad is a one-of-a-kind location for sightseeing and exploring.

3. Limerick, Ireland
Service-Learning Practicum

Gain valuable experience volunteering abroad in Ireland this fall! The University of Limerick (UL) offers a Service-Learning Program that combines coursework with project planning, volunteer placements, and evaluation sessions. Besides gaining academic credit and volunteer experience, you’ll also have the time of your life discovering all the gems that Ireland has in its possession.

4. Florence, Italy
Service Learning and Active Citizenship Program

Immerse yourself in the “heart of the Renaissance” while volunteering in Florence. AIFS’ 3-credit Service Learning and Active Citizenship program balances written work with a volunteer placement in the local community. This program revolves around important principles such as civic engagement, ethical social responsibility, and social justice. The capital of Italy’s Tuscany region, Florence is filled with iconic sights, delicious cuisine and world-famous art and architecture that will undoubtedly inspire you.

5. Rome, Italy
Service Learning and Active Citizenship Program

Discover one of the world’s most historically significant cities while studying and volunteering abroad in Rome. Through a 3-credit Service Learning and Active Citizenship course, you’ll gain valuable life experience while volunteering and learning about civic engagement, ethical social responsibility and social justice. With a massive variety of attractions and a diverse cultural climate, Rome offers a little something for everyone – and leaves a lasting impact.

6. Wellington, New Zealand
Global Leadership and Service-Learning Program

Connect with other students, employers, and locals in the not-for-profit sector of Wellington while studying abroad this fall! The Victoria University of Wellington offers a well-rounded “Victoria Plus” volunteer program that focuses on personal and professional development as well as social responsibility.  From breathtaking views to famous filming locations and charming attractions, there is so much to explore (and to adore!) in Wellington.

7. Stellenbosch, South Africa
Global Service-Learning Program

Volunteer at a primary school in South Africa during a Global Service-Learning Program offered by Stellenbosch University. While studying abroad in Stellenbosch, students participating in this program make a social impact in the community while also studying key topics like sustainable development. A university town surrounded by the vineyards of the Cape Winelands, Stellenbosch’s natural beauty is incomparable.

Want to gain volunteer experience while studying abroad this fall? Get started by learning more about AIFS’ unique fall-semester volunteer programs today!

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