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 […]

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 […]