United Planet is one of the largest volunteer abroad organizations operating today. Its mission is to connect service-minded students with opportunities in 35 countries around the world.
Students can choose from Long-Term and Short-Term sessions, which range from 1-12 weeks to a full
academic year abroad. Volunteer opportunities (called Quests) generally fall into three categories: Global Health, Children & Education, and Environmental Sustainability. Students hoping to apply need not worry--volunteers are not limited to specific majors.
Quests are hosted in countries from New Zealand to Denmark, Honduras to Mozambique and many places in-between. While abroad, students will engage in a number of volunteer activities in their host country, while exploring on their off hours. United Planet even offers a small monthly stipend for incidentals while students are abroad.
For more information about UP's programs--and about what their fees cover--visit their webpage here.