Scholars Abroad is a unique intercultural and educational organization that organizes intercultural exchanges for volunteers and interns to learn about other parts of the world in a meaningful way and offers affordable volunteer and internship placement programs. Scholars Abroad tailors overseas experiences for young academic people to develop their career as well as for retired and career break professionals and families to experience a diverse culture.
Scholars Abroad coordinates with international development organizations, community based organizations, and public and private health institutions to match volunteers with individuals, families and communities to address local needs and issues in developing countries. During this process, volunteers have the opportunity to take part in a first-hand intercultural learning experience. As a result, through their work with host organizations, volunteers learn about others cultures and languages, develop leadership skills and take part in community development activities.
The programs offered by Scholars Abroad are focused on increasing personal capacities and intercultural knowledge that enables participants to engage effectively and appropriately within different cultural settings.
Scholars Abroad is a devoted team of development workers, academic researchers, medical experts and nursing professionals around the world. We are committed to building intercultural understanding among young graduates and others who want to learn about the diverse cultural aspects of different countries they visit. Based on our local expertise and knowledge, we tailor travel opportunities to best meet the needs of participants.
We are responsible for the overall management of the organization in New York City as well as in our overseas offices in Asia, Africa, Europe, Latin America and South America, where our interns and volunteers can find themselves in challenging and motivating environments.
How Does Scholars Abroad Work?
Scholars Abroad is a newly established international volunteer organization led by academic and development workers from around the world. Scholars Abroad provides volunteering and internship opportunities for a variety of projects in Africa, Asia, Latin America, South America and the Caribbean.
All participants receive unparalleled in-country support from our full-time staff to ensure that the experience is safe, worthwhile and full of fun.
Scholars Abroad registered as Limited Liability Company under NYS Department of State Division of Corporations.