Backpacking With a Purpose

1474314863_speech-bubbleOperation Groundswell is a non-profit organization that runs international volunteering programs, focusing on social justice issues and working alongside local activists, organizations, and communities. We are looking for globally conscious and socially active students who want to spend their summer exploring some of the most complex and beautiful countries in the world!

If you’re into cultural exchange, meaningful community service, and off-the-beaten path adventure, apply by March 1st to secure an interview for one of your top choice programs!

Programs are filling up quickly so apply as soon as possible!

*Financial assistance is available for all students on our 35- or 40-day programs.

Check out where we go:

Summer programs are open in the following countries and regions:

  • India – Education or Gender Rights
  •  Southeast Asia – Conservation or Youth Empowerment
  • Middle East – Human Rights
  • Ghana – Global Health or Education
  • Tanzania – Social Innovation
  • Uganda: Development or Youth Empowerment
  • Guatemala – Fair Trade Justice or Peace & Conflict
  • Peru – Environment

Can’t travel in the summer? Join us for our alternative breaks in the winter and spring!