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“My experience with United Planet really opened my eyes to how connected we all are on this planet” – Ricky, United Planet Volunteer. We are all interconnected. Making the most of the potential for a community beyond borders brings us closer and toward a more peaceful world.
No one can do this work in isolation; it takes each on us to do our part! United Planet can help you to be a part of the change to build a global community, one relationship at a time.
“I never would have imagined that this experience would have changed my life so much. Being able to see a different part of the world and engage in a different culture was beautiful every moment of every day. The struggles that we faced made me realize a new aspect on how to handle situations and learn from them.” –Brook L.
“Another important lesson I took away from my Quest experience was how much people love when you reveal your curiosity and make an effort to become a part of their world by speaking their language, eating their food, and respect their values.” –Ibukunoluwa A.
United Planet’s authentic, immersive international experiences support skill development and career growth, while building global competencies.
Underserved students are given the opportunity for a global experience and to build relationships beyond borders. We partner with student organizations to provide Quest Scholarships to promote greater access to our programs.
We help individuals–students, young adults and mature adults–expand their global perspective.
Understanding builds trust; isolation breeds fear and insecurity and is not sustainable.
In partnership with secondary schools, universities, corporations, nonprofits, individuals and families, and public and private institutions all over the world, United Planet is unlocking the potential of every person as a global citizen and catalyst to create a more peaceful, cohesive, and sustainable world.
In today’s world, global challenges transcend borders. To address these challenges–poverty, global health, climate change, involuntary migrations–we need to work together as a global community. We are constructing the upper stories of a building in efforts to effect change without focusing on the foundation. The foundation necessary to solve these global challenges is in building stronger relationships and greater understanding across cultures.
Over the past fifteen years, we have had more than 10,000 international volunteers, travel to 50 countries, working in partnership with 250 communities worldwide.
“United Planet has provided me with an experience that changed my life. The experience helped me to become a lifelong partner in global connection and international outreach. There are no words to describe my appreciation and gratitude.” –Lindsay M.
Working with the five pillars of Global Citizenship––relational diplomacy, global leadership, global understanding, civic engagement and academic/professional competence––United Planet prepares a generation of globally minded leaders through international service learning, gap year programs, and leadership development opportunities to students and adults around the world.
With programming designed to be immersive, authentic and transformative, United Planet connects volunteers to more that 35 countries where they learn, teach, work and engage in a new culture, forging strong relationships and tackling the challenges that make mutual understanding possible.
“Our ability to reach unity in diversity will be the perfect present for the rest of civilization.” Mahatma Ghandi
All champions of United Planet will be listed, unless anonymity is requested, in the organization’s reporting and promotional materials.