Get Certified to Volunteer Abroad

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Program Description

Global Travel Academy is the industry leader in online education for travelers. The Certificate in International Volunteering, a 3-hour online course, is perfect for anyone volunteering abroad or still at the consideration stage. The course curriculum will teach you everything you need to know to choose a suitable volunteer organization, volunteer effectively when in-country and make a positive impact on the community you are immersed in.

The following topics are covered throughout the course:
- Deciding to volunteer abroad and selecting a volunteer organization
- Managing expectations
- Preparing for departure
- Responsible volunteering
- Understanding and respecting cultures
- Building and managing relationships
- Health and safety while volunteering
- The role of an international volunteer
- Cross cultural communication
- Reverse culture shock

The course was written and curated by international volunteering industry experts, including; Ben Brown of IVHQ, Danny Ponce-Taylor of GVI, Megan Lee of, Greg Bows of African impact - just to name a few. The Certificate in International Volunteering is comprised of real-life video content filmed throughout 12 countries - Australia, Indonesia, Cambodia, India, Kenya, South Africa, United Kingdom, Morocco, Portugal, Brazil, Peru and the United States - combined with interactive learning activities, colloquial language and modern music, created to capture your attention and inspire wanderlust.


- Course completed entirely ONLINE, students from ALL locations welcome to enroll
- Inspirational real-life footage filmed throughout 12 destinations (all viewable in HD)
- Friendly and relatable hosts, Chloe & Reuben
- Interactive learning activities to reinforce learning and nurture information retention
- Interactive PDF resource for you to complete & keep - a great resource for any traveler
- Extensive and exclusive interviews with Volunteer Travel Industry Experts


- Certificate in International Volunteering
- Option to complete the Certificate in Travel Health & Safety

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What`s Included

- Access to the course content for one (1) year from enrolment date
- PDF workbook
- Exclusive access to Volunteer Resource Center (online)
- Ability to access the online course from any device, wherever you have WiFi
- Certificate upon completion of the course
- Professional Development and endorsement of your volunteer abroad experience

Program Locations

New Plymouth, New Zealand

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Global Travel Academy
  • New Zealand: New Plymouth
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