Volunteer abroad or take part in an internship across six fantastic destinations and a wide range of programs, all guided by the UN sustainable goals. Join independently with students from across Australia or take part in a course-specific program with your university through our long-term university partnerships.Explore our programs
Since we began 10 years ago, over 2,000 students, just like you, have embarked on one of our programs. We have become renowned for developing Global Citizens – helping you grow as an individual and develop your skillset, all while having an unforgettable overseas experience that entirely broadens your perspective on the world.
We are fully embedded into the local community in every destination where we work. 365 days a year the Challenges Abroad team is there, not just supporting our volunteers, but developing the sustainability of our long-term projects; all backed by our very own charity, The FutureSense Foundation. When we say you’ll be part of something bigger, we actually mean it.
With our extensive overseas experience, we’ve developed tailored programs for more than 20 different faculties across 11 different universities. Many of these programs enable students to receive credits towards their course, all while providing invaluable specialist volunteer hours to our projects overseas.
Depending on the length of time you have, you can sign up to one of our student challenges, which range from 15-22 days, or an internship between 4-12 weeks. Both are available across a wide range of programs, from Education and Health to Sustainability and Community. If you are not sure which one to choose, then we will be happy to guide you.Enquire Now
We are looking for leaders of tomorrow to take part in our Challenge Leader program. This is a brilliant opportunity to gain new skills that will give you the edge when applying for your dream job! You will get your own mentor, attend training camps and be given the opportunity to get a discount on your program. All of this culminates in leading your own team overseas.Become a Leader
It's one thing to experience such a different cultural as a tourist, but so much more incredible to experience it as a global citizen.Jordan Burns - University of Wollongong
This was the best experience of my life!Melissa Goode - Central Queensland University
I had the most amazing time and couldn’t recommend a trip like this more highly to anyone.Harrison Rainnie - University of Wollongong