To honor United Planet’s 15 years of building a community beyond borders, we’ll be recognizing past Quest volunteers each month throughout the year.
For the month of MARCH, join us in celebrating Kirill Gillespie, who volunteered for 5 weeks, working on forest conservation in the community of Yunguillas, Ecuador in 2016.
“Everyone in the Yunguillas community contributed to making my experience amazing. My host dad, Manuel Collaguazo, along with the rest of my host family, especially helped me to feel as a valued community member and I know that I will be welcomed back. From casual conversations in the house to excursions in the forest, to family outings at parties and the beach, he was always jolly and good-humored.” –Kirill G., Quest volunteer at Corporación Comunidad Yunguilla
Please note that his promotion does not apply to grow Quests. To take advantage of the discount you will need to enroll between 3/1/17 and 3/31/17. Additionally, you must begin your Quest by August 31, 2017. This promotion cannot be combined with other United Planet discounts.
APPLICATION DEADLINES for Long-term Quests leaving in AUGUST 2017
Monday, March 6, 2017: Save $300, with early bird enrollment
Monday May 8, 2017: Regular enrollment
Monday May 22, 2017: Late enrollment (Please note that there is an additional $150 for those who enroll after the Regular Enrollment Deadline. Additionally, we cannot guarantee open spaces in the programs after this deadline has passed and country options will be limited. Please inquire for more information).
APPLICATION DEADLINES for Long-term Quests leaving in JANUARY 2018
Monday, July 31, 2017: Save $300, with early bird enrollment
Monday September 4, 2017: Regular enrollment
Monday, September 18, 2017: Late deadline (Please note that there is an additional $150 for those who enroll after the Regular Enrollment Deadline. Additionally, we cannot guarantee open spaces in the programs after this deadline has passed and country options will be limited. Please inquire for more information).
United Planet gap years are designed to be immersive, authentic, comprehensive and provide you everything you’ll need to succeed. The program elements allow you to engage fully with a new culture, forge strong relationships, and challenge yourself. Most importantly, we partner with the community to ensure your experience will be important, relevant and helpful to the community you serve.
United Planet offers gap year programs as the U.S. and Canadian member of the International Cultural Youth Exchange (ICYE) Federation, with over 65 years in cultural exchange.
Decide where you want to volunteer, the type of work you want to do, and when you want to go. Not sure? Contact us! We’d love to help.
Submit your online enrollment form and deposit to make it official and start your journey. We will match you with the best program based on your background, interests, and community need.
Your Program Coordinator will complete an informational phone session with you, confirm your volunteer project placement, and support you every step of the way as you prepare.