New Year resolutions that will turn your 2023 around

As it happens, every New Year brings with it new New Year’s resolutions. Everyone hopes that the new year will bring with it fresh changes and new experiences. Most believe that the coming year will be spectacular, full of adventures, changes, and big decisions. But how to turn desire into reality, keep your promises and […]

Best things to do in Cusco, Peru

What to see when Volunteering or Interning in Cusco There are countless sights, shops, and cafes to discover down each street in Cusco. Don’t make this a quick stop on your way to Machu Picchu. Clear your schedule and make time to wander the streets and take in the sights. Here are our recommendations for […]

How volunteering abroad can boost your CV

Volunteering abroad to boost your CV Volunteering abroad is a great way to gain life experience but also experience for future job prospects. Adding volunteering abroad to your CV can enhance your CV and potentially help you get that lucrative interview. Adding Volunteering Abroad to your CV Volunteering abroad is an impressive addition for prospective […]

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 […]

Useful Spanish phrases for volunteering in Cusco

As stated on our website, speaking Spanish is not a requirement for working at one of our Latin American destinations. However, there are some situations where knowledge of a few Spanish phrases can be really useful!  There are many aspects of Peruvian Spanish which are slightly different to Castilian Spanish. Specifically, when coming to volunteer […]