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Projects Abroad Edinburgh Information evening16th August
Volunteer Projects for Gap Years, Career Breaks, Electives and Summer Placements.
By: Hannah Lane, Projects Abroad
Last year Projects Abroad had over 1500 UK based volunteers travel to 26 different countries on 5 continents to participate in over 500 projects. Over 40% of volunteers are undergraduates and more than 6% of the volunteers from Projects Abroad are from Scotland. One of these volunteers is Louise Ratcliffe who did a Medicine and Healthcare project in Ghana for 1 month during the summer holiday of her fourth year of University.
‘As I’m studying medicine travelling to Ghana was the perfect way to gain more work experience as it was very different to anything I’d experienced in the UK”
Louise Ratcliffe (Ghana)
For more information about volunteering with Projects Abroad have a look at our website www.projects-
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Projects Abroad was founded in 1992 by Dr. Peter Slowe, a geography professor, as a program for students to travel and work while on break from full-time study. The program was founded in Romania, where students were given the opportunity to teach conversational English. Today Projects Abroad has sent over 28,000 volunteers away to 26 different countries on 5 continents on over 500 different projects.
A UK-headquartered company, Projects Abroad is a global leader in short-term international volunteer programs with recruitment offices in Australia, Canada, Denmark, France, Germany, Ireland, Japan, Holland, South Africa, Sweden and the United States.
For details on volunteering overseas, visit Projects Abroad’s Web site at www.projects-