What will it be like for you? It will be your very own mission of discovery, and we will help you every step of the way.
We are so proud of volunteers like Taylor who do their part to create a global community, one relationship at a time. Taylor volunteered for one year in a small primary school in Amager, Denmark. During the day, she would help out in English classes for grades three to nine, assisting teachers with lessons and helping out with the needs of the classroom. In the afternoons, Taylor would take the younger children on field trips and conduct other activities as part of an after school program.
Taylor would like to recognize her host family, the Frødings, from her host community. Taylor says, “They treated me like part of their family, getting to know me and letting me truly get to know them; they were overwhelmingly generous with their time and energy, going out of their way to introduce me to traditional Danish customs and to have me experience parts of Denmark I wouldn’t normally have seen. Being a host family isn’t easy but through kindness, understanding, and a healthy dose of Danish humor, the Frødings truly made Denmark feel like my second home.”
Taylor remembers her experience: “United Planet was a phenomenal experience that I will always be thankful for and it introduced me to people, places, and a culture that I will always cherish.”
A United Planet gap year is 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.