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Feel Good About Your Spring Break!
Go away for good! Fun, sun -- and a chance to build a better world.
Want to volunteer abroad but don't have a lot of cash?
You can do it! Our Fundraising Guide and Spring Break Special make it affordable!
A week in Peru
Explore Peru’s living past in the city of Cusco, ancient seat of the Inca Empire. Peru is an archaeologist’s dream: the ruins of several ancient civilizations can be found within the country’s borders.Volunteers in Peru can help to alleviate poverty at wide range of community centers in Cuzco. All Quests include home stays, Spanish or Quechua classes, and a trip to Machu Picchu, one of the New Seven Wonders of the World!
A week in Ecuador
Live with a host family, forge lasting friendships, tour the amazing countryside, and more! You can work with children or on an environmental project. Experience both natural and cultural diversity in Ecuador. Considered a microcosm of South America, Ecuador offers mountains (Quito is at 9,000 feet), jungle, beaches, Inca ruins, indigenous communities, and the Galapagos Islands. As Ecuadorians speak excellent Spanish, it's a great place to learn the language.
A week in Costa Rica
By all accounts the happiest country on earth, Costa Rica is one of the friendliest and safest countries in Latin America. You'll work in childcare or environmental conservation. Only $1865 covers your home stay, cultural excursions, trip to a volcano, and more!
And many more! Explore the many other Short-term Quests and take $100 off the price!
Work in an orphanage in Romania (and tour Dracula's castle), save sea turtles in Costa Rica, teach English in Chile, or help empower women in Guatemala . You're needed around the world!
United Planet works with individuals as well as university and high school groups to develop customized alternative break itineraries. This is truly a great opportunity for your group to make a difference in a community overseas, immerse in another culture, explore a new part of the world and learn new things about each other! All United Planet Group Quests combine meaningful service work with exciting excursions and cultural activities!
Take a look at our Groups page. And request more info here.
Three Easy Steps to Apply
Questions about applying? 1-800-292-2316
Call one of our friendly regional Quest coordinators today. We will walk you step-by-step through the application process and answer any questions you may have.
Step 1: Choose your Quest. Contact us at any time for help! We'd love to talk to you. Email or call 1-800-292-2316.
Step 2: Enroll online. Please fill in the enrollment form. Then reserve your spot with a deposit (which will be credited toward your program fee).
Step 3: Meet your Quest coordinator and iron out the details. Once you've applied, your United Planet coordinator will contact you, and arrange a phone session to talk about your Quest of interest. THANKS!