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About Unibreak

The Antips UniBreak Program is a 4-week international volunteering placement for tertiary-age students who would like to contribute to a community through volunteer work overseas.

The Program steers clear of the well-worn backpacker trail. Designed with the needs of student volunteers in mind, you’ll be immersed in vibrant community life and culture as you volunteer and live among local people.


Each Antips international volunteering placement has been carefully developed in partnership with community leaders and organisations on the ground. This ensures that all our student volunteering projects are legitimate and make a real and long-term impact.


As a UniBreak student volunteer overseas, you can teach English in local schools and communities or work on sustainable health care, building, conservation and sports coaching projects. We also have a number of projects working with local NGOs in the area of community development.


Programs depart during University holidays in January, June and November.



Select your UniBreak international volunteering destination from a wide range of countries. You can volunteer in Africa, Asia, South East Asia and South America.





Antips has been working with the same communities across 30 countries for a long time – some for more than 20 years. We have deep relationships with local community members and work in partnership to create international volunteering projects that directly respond to their community’s needs.


It means our projects are worthwhile for both the community - and the volunteer.


In each destination, our hand-picked network of partners oversee all aspects of the UniBreak program; from accommodation to management of the volunteering project. These partners, backed by our Australian team, provide students with on-going support and are on call 24-hours a day for the duration of the placement. We offer overseas volunteering placements for students in the following areas:

Care & social work
Health work
Sport coaching
Environmental conservation NGO development
Building & construction  



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.



UniBreaks depart in January, June and November each year so you can volunteer overseas during holidays without taking time away from study. Costs are kept to a minimum for students and cover the majority of aspects of the program including accommodation, meals, transfers, 24 hour back up and training and preparation.


Download full 2014 Dates & Costs Sheet here.


Travel grants, bursaries and scholarships may be available to assist you in funding your time volunteering overseas. Find out what your university has available to students who plan to volunteer abroad. Typically financial assistance for travel is arranged through the university’s Scholarships or Financial Office.


You may also be eligible to gain credit for your UniBreak placement. Many universities have flexible internship or community service subjects that are credited as part of the course. For example, the University of Adelaide Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences has an elective subject available to all students within the faculty. We recommend you contact your faculty to find out what may be available to you.


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Antipodeans also made sure we were well looked after all the time, from our in-country agents to our mentors/translators at the placement, as well as transport and taking care of our accommodation at Jasmine Lodge. I could not have asked for a better placement with a better group of people – both the people who live in Cambodia and the students I travelled with.

Alana Pearce, Cambodia 


Met awsone new friends! Had the best time in my life! Thank you so much! You're the best! Best thing i ever did! great experience

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