Adopting Responsible Tourism

Environmental issues and climate change awareness “The Earth is what we all have in common.” – Wendell Berry This is a quote we should all remember when embarking on an exploration of cultural immersion and volunteering abroad. We tend to forget that our actions impact our surroundings, the ecosystems and other living things. There’s a […]

Volunteering in Peru as a Vegetarian/Vegan

A Globalteer Intern’s guide to volunteering abroad as a Vegetarian in Peru I’m a vegetarian intern here in the Globalteer office in Peru. Before coming here I thought, surely there’ll be plenty of vegetarian options, perhaps not vegan but veggies and rice must be easy to find. Most of the time it’s not too difficult, […]

Overcoming homesickness when volunteering / interning abroad

Volunteering abroad in a completely new country can be overwhelming, especially if you’ve never been far away from home before. It’s completely normal to miss home! It’s part of the process of adjusting… However, when you feel like it’s all a bit too much, there are many ways to make yourself feel more comfortable. Read […]

The Ripple Effect of Volunteering

Volunteering has deep impacts on you and the community you serve. Spending time volunteering connects you to like minded people and uses your time productively. It also creates a space for you to learn about systemic issues being addressed and your part in combating them. For the community you are working for, volunteering can alleviate […]

Why are there so many street dogs in Peru?

If you visit Cusco, the first thing you will notice are the hundreds of dogs roaming its streets. Even if you haven’t seen it with your own eyes, travel blogs often mention street dogs when they talk about the city. Nevertheless, keep reading to find out more about the attitudes people have towards dogs in […]

How to plan to volunteer abroad

Volunteering abroad is both exciting and intimidating, but with careful research and planning, your trip can go smoothly and be packed with valuable experiences.  When choosing the organization that you will work with, research into how they sustainably support and empower local communities and how they get their project ideas. Sustainable Organisations If they are […]

A day in the life of a PAWS intern

As a paws intern you will be given the opportunity to do many different tasks to help our dedicated vet team. From looking after our post-surgery pups, to holding still some feisty cats (I recommend wearing gloves!) you will be able to experience an array of new things which I can guarantee you’ve never experienced […]

Tips for long haul flights

If you’re like me and flying alone makes you very anxious, the idea of doing a long solo trip to one of our project destinations might be quite daunting. But I found that there are many ways to make the jet setting experience a lot more enjoyable, no matter how long you’ll be travelling!   My […]

Volunteering Experience at the Cambodia Cat & Dog Rescue Project

The Cambodia Cat & Dog Rescue project cares for animals rescued from Phnom Penh’s streets. In addition to caring for these cats & dogs the project is also educating the community on animal care and working to improve the welfare of animals throughout Cambodia. Our Regional Manager, Crissy, recently visited the project and spent the […]

Interning in Cusco

What’s it Like Interning in Cusco for Globalteer? Thinking about interning for Globalteer and want some more insight into what life is like as an intern? Read about Evie’s experience as the Gift Giving Strategist in Cusco from November 2019. Evie’s experience: “I interned with Globalteer from November 2019 – February 2020 as a Gift […]