“It changed me. I didn’t want to come home.”
Transformative. Immersive. Important.
You will have an impact, both on the community you serve and yourself.
You will feel connected to a culture you don’t know.
You will learn, and you will teach.
You will discover, understand, grow.
You will come home a different person than when you left.
Imagine yourself on your Quest … then contact us to bring it to life.
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For the month of December, we would like to recognize Brett Clarke, who volunteered for 6 months in Costa Rica, August – January 2015. He worked with students with special needs at a high school located in a small neighborhood in the capital city of San Jose. To celebrate Brett’s dedication to fostering cross-cultural understanding, those who enroll for an individual, Short-Term or Long-Term Quest to Costa Rica during the month of December will save $150 off their Quest fee*!
*Please note that this promotion does not apply to group Quests. To take advantage of the discount you will need to enroll between 12/1/16 and 12/31/16 at the stroke of midnight, New Year’s eve 2017. Additionally, you must begin your Quest by August 31, 2017. This promotion cannot be combined with other United Planet discounts.
Work with community members in classrooms, after school programs, daycares, orphanages, women’s shelters, and more while immersing yourself completely in the local culture of your host community.
Work and learn alongside community health professionals in general medicine, nursing, dentistry, physical therapy, psychiatry, and other areas while gaining real insight into shared healthcare challenges around the globe.
Live and work in conservation areas, contribute to construction projects, care for wildlife, and collaborate with local professionals to provide environmental education to surrounding communities.
“I have made some of the best memories during my Quest, and my stay in Peru was and always will be a monumental time in my life. I feel that I made a real difference in the lives of the children in my project, and I can say without a doubt that they had (and are continuing to have) a huge impact in mine. I felt immersed in the culture and lives of the Peruvian families. My excursion to Machu Picchu was an amazing and spiritually enhancing experience. I will forever cherish the memories of my day at the monumental Incan ruins. My overall experience on my United Planet Quest to Peru was everything I had hoped for and more. I will have these memories for the rest of my life.
I have always been bothered by people who come back from life-changing experiences and simply say ‘it can not be put into words,’ but I am beginning to understand where they are coming from.”
Karsen G., volunteer in Peru
United Planet Quests 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.