Are you looking for a unique travel experience in your uni holidays? What about a chance to immerse yourself in a developing country and gain valuable work experience overseas?
The UniBreak Program is a unique international volunteering opportunity for tertiary-age students with a focus on education and health placements. A UniBreak placement allows you to experience the world beyond the backpacker trail, living with local people and immerse yourself in a new and vibrant culture. Our sustainable projects not only benefit the local community, but also provide an educational and rewarding experience for you as a volunteer.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
Antipodeans Abroad sets up all details of your UniBreak placement so that both you and the local community gain the greatest possible benefit from the experience. We make sure you are met at the airport on your arrival and transferred to your pre-arranged accommodation.
Our in-country partner will then provide you with an in-depth orientation covering the local culture, the language, customs and beliefs. This orientation will also allow you to meet other UniBreak volunteers and prepare you for your placement in the local community. Throughout your UniBreak placement, the in-country agents will never be far away and will be available to facilitate your placement, answer any questions you may have or help you out if you become ill or have any other serious concerns.
Our role is to manage your risk. These measures allow you to venture into the unknown while still having the reassurance of a structured, well-supported and well-managed placement. We love hearing from you both during and after your placement. So please don’t forget to write to Antipodeans Abroad while you’re away and let us know how you’re going, what sort of great things you’re experiencing and what you thought of your placement once you’re back.
Choose from a variety of destinations in Asia, South America and Africa. There are a number of departure dates during university holidays for each destination and students may volunteer for 4-8 weeks. Set departure dates ensure you will travel in small groups of volunteers from across Australia and New Zealand. Volunteer with a great support network, meet new people and participate on a rewarding project abroad.
As a UniBreak volunteer, you can choose to work on one of the following grassroots community development projects:
You will be expected to work five days per week and 6-8 hours per day depending on the destination. Your weekends are free for you to explore the local area.
Each destination has different project work and accommodation options including volunteer share houses and home stays. Students are generally placed in pairs in local home stays and students travelling together can request to be placed with the same family. Accommodation is often basic, but comfortable and clean.
How To Apply
UniBreak Information Brief
INFORMATION FOR UNIVERSITY FACULTIES
The UniBreak Groups program also provides university faculties the opportunity to tailor a group placement to meet faculty objectives and requirements. Antipodeans Abroad works in close partnership with universities and faculty staff during the planning and operation of group placement. UniBreak placements have particular appeal to education and health-related faculties. We assist universities to provide unique community health and education placements, experiential learning and professional learning opportunities for their students in well-managed, structured and supportive environments. Read more.