For over 10 years Challenges Abroad has prided themselves on doing more than just sending volunteers abroad. We invest in students, providing them the support and opportunities to reach their full potential and exceed their goals.
We offer volunteer focused alternative breaks, internships, and university lead study abroad programs designed to strengthen student’s skills while making a meaningful impact abroad. Our unique Challenge Leader role also gives students the opportunity to recruit their own team and lead a group of passionate students abroad.
Our registered charity, the FutureSense Foundation is at the heart of what we do. Our programs are always developed in partnership with our charity and local grassroots partners to ensure we are part of a long-term vision and creating sustainable change in the areas where we work.
The Challenges Abroad Difference
Our goal is to connect student’s strengths and area of study to the needs of the communities where we work. This means the programs challenge students to step out of their comfort zone and get hands on experience that prepares them for their next stages in life.
The Challenge Leader program empowers students to recruit a team and become young leaders within their communities. Each Challenge Leader is provided with training and support, cumulating with an internationally recognized award and all the skills needed to lead their team abroad.
Challenges Abroad offers dedicated, local staff that provides information sessions, Challenge Leader training, and team fundraising support—all geared to make sure our volunteers are excited and prepared for their travels.
Once participants step off the plane, they are greeted by a team of experienced overseas staff to guide them through their journey and immerse them in an authentic, one of a kind cultural experience. Our overseas teams live and work abroad year round supporting our projects in order to achieve long-term goals for community development.
Community First Approach:
Our projects are unique in that they are developed to support the work of the FutureSense Foundation, a UK registered charity, which has strong partnerships with local organizations and communities. This means that our programs are developed at a grassroots level, ensuring they create lasting, positive change.