College and Grad Students

Using your time off to serve communities in need is a great adventure!

School breaks offer an opportunity to see the world in a whole new way. We invite you to become an international volunteer for a week, a summer, or an entire year.

Volunteering in another country provides a valuable life experience, an excellent addition to any resume, and an exciting break from studying! 

    College student volunteer

You have the choice of participating in any of the United Planet Short-term Quests (1-12 weeks) in countries all over the world. You can select your start date and the length of  your program. Options are available for spring, winter or summer break. All Short-term Quests include exciting excursions and cultural activities. Language lessons are also included in most destinations -- giving you the opportunity to learn a new language or brush up on existing skills in Spanish, Swahili, Arabic and more!

You may also browse by the type of work you are interested in doing:

Students are welcome to join United Planet Quests individually or in a group.  For every friend you recruit to join you on a Quest, you receive 10% off your program fee!

Perhaps you are looking to take a semester or year off during your studies or before you join the workforce.  Read more about United Planet's Gap Semester and Gap Year options.


Quests for Academic Credit

Through a partnership with the Center for Rebuilding Sustainable Communities after Disasters at the University of Massachusetts, Boston, United Planet now offers students the option to gain academic credit for Quests of any length. Learn more...


Questions about applying? 1-800-292-2316

contact us!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, someone from the United Planet Team will contact you, and arrange a time to talk about your Quest of interest. THANKS!