"International volunteering gets a bad rap these days. It’s all too often associated with overprivileged students, off on a jolly abroad without any genuine concern for their ostensible causes. Having been involved in different projects during my time as an undergraduate, I grew accustomed to organisations selling their programmes as a “perfect opportunity to combine travel with work experience” – which doesn’t exactly help that image

I can’t blame them too much for advertising in this way. With students constantly being told that international experience improves career prospects, hopping on the volunteering bandwagon seems like a good way to add a fancy new section to your LinkedIn profile – if you can afford all the costs involved..."

 

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