Projects Abroad

(For-profit organisation)

Projects Abroad is an organisation registered as a company limited by guarantee in the UK. Established in 1992 to send university students from Sussex University to teach English in Eastern Europe, Projects Abroad now employs 20 people in the head office in the UK, and has nearly 500 trained staff in the worldwide destinations to which volunteers are sent.

Projects Abroad offers over 100 generic placements with a wide choice within these placements, and has become the world’s leading overseas volunteering and gap-year organisation.

Projects Abroad volunteers are aged from 16 to 75, and include retired people and career breakers in addition to gap year students, recent graduates and young people still at school.


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Provision of services / personnel

Regions / countries / territories

Americas: Canada; United States Europe: 7 countries (show)

Global issues

Community development; Education and training