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 […]

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 […]

A Veggie Abroad in Cusco

Being a Vegetarian in Cusco – Top Tips Evie from the UK was raised a pescatarian and has also experimented with flexible veganism, deciding on being a vegetarian largely due to her love of cheese! Having recently finished interning with Globalteer, she is sharing her advice for living in Cusco as a vegetarian. Evie’s Experience […]

The Forgotten Bear | How Do We Improve Sun Bear Conservation?

Why should Sun Bear Conservation be at the front of our minds? The world is currently home to eight species of bears, that live across five of its seven continents. They can climb trees and swim & have a better sense of smell than dogs. And half of all its species are threatened with extinction. […]

Why you should keep a travel journal

Make memories last longer by journaling! With apps like Instagram and VSCO all the rage, you may be tempted to make your experience overseas more photo-focused. However, you might consider a travel journal as a way of documenting your trip. Whether you think it’s a little old or tried and true, here are a few reasons to break […]

How Cultural Exchange Enhances your Experience!

A brief explanation of cultural exchange. You may have read the words “cultural exchange” a few times on our mission and vision pages, but what does that even mean? As more people choose to go abroad and borders break beneath us, understanding what a cultural exchange experience is and how it impacts the mission of a nonprofit is paramount.  Put simply, cultural […]

How to take care of your mental health when travelling

Look after your Mental Health while Abroad! Travelling abroad and getting outside of your comfort zone allows you to grow as a person as you experience a new culture and meet new people. However, it can also bring with it a lot of stresses and unfamiliarity, which can take a toll on our physical and mental health.  

Ultimate Guide to Volunteering in Cusco

Preparing for Your Cusco Volunteer Placement When preparing for your volunteer placement in Cusco, you will probably have many questions. Not just about what you will be doing while at the project, but also about the city itself. What is it like? What is there to do? How do I get around? Well luckily, one […]

The Importance of a Good Child Protection Policy

The Importance of a Good Child Protection Policy When you’re looking for a volunteer placement overseas, it’s easy to be overwhelmed by the choices. You want to work with children, and you want to do some good. But how can you be certain that your volunteer organisation of choice is really helping children? Question the […]