IFRE Volunteers

Summer Adventures for College Students

A look at the wide range of exciting opportunities open to all college students interested in volunteering abroad

  • Volunteering abroad isn’t only for adults.
  • Have a look at the wide range of exciting opportunities open to all adults interested in volunteering abroad
  • We offer a wide range of different programs which are open to all age groups and some that are especially attractive to older people.
  • Make the most of your life skills and experiences on a truly worthwhile volunteer abroad project. Contact us for more information.
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Summer Adventures for College Students Overseas

Are you looking for something affordable and meaningful to do with your summer that involves traveling and volunteering?

Join one of IFRE’s summer travel programs for college students and set off to a new country where you will dedicate some of your time to helping others and the rest of your time exploring an exciting new culture and country.

IFRE has helped make these trips possible for college students just like you since 2006.

Do you want to spend your summer traveling abroad while also lending a helping and loving hand to those who are not quite as fortunate as you are? IFRE has been offering amazing and affordable summer mission trips for college students since 2006.

These exciting trips are a perfect way to see a different part of the world and also help to make that part of the world a better place for those who live there. There is a great need for open hearted volunteers just like you.

IFRE has hundreds of programs located in twenty different countries throughout Asia, Africa, and Latin America. You can spend your summer service trip for college students helping street children, orphans, women, pandas, turtles, and more.

There are projects that focus on healthcare, education, conservation, and community construction. There is definitely a summer adventure trip for college students that is just perfect for you and IFRE has the expertise to help you get there.

Alexandra Miller

These last six weeks of volunteering have been a truly amazing and life-changing & very wonderful experience for me.

Alexandra Miller


Leslie Slade

I had an excellent time, better than I ever could have imagined. Other volunteers were so nice and willing to help.

Leslie Slade

- Vermont, USA

Don Maddocks

I had a wonderful experience. I had the opportunity to teach children of all different ages.I am sad to leave!

Don Maddocks


Manko Blakely

My volunteer experience with IFRE has been unforgettable. It has opened my mind & heart. Staffs were very helpful.

Manko Blakely

- Germany

Benefits of joining one of IFRE’s summer adventures for college students overseas

There are so many truly wonderful benefits that will accompany your decision to dedicate a portion of your summer to helping those who greatly need help.

Realizing that you have the power to make the world a better place is an extraordinary realization and one that will bring a deep sense of satisfaction.

Just spending time with children at an orphanage, teaching English to students whose futures will be more promising because of you, or assisting at a health clinic that provides care to people who wouldn’t be able to afford it otherwise is an experience like none other.

You will make a positive impact on the lives of many just by deciding to join a summer mission trip for college students.

Joining a summer adventure trip for college students is an amazing way to have a culturally immersive experience, learn about the world around you, and learn more about yourself. You might find a new passion while you are overseas that will help shape your future.

You will definitely gain some valuable life and career experience that will serve you well and will look great on your resume. It is even likely that you will pick up a new language while overseas. Spending time outside of your comfort zone gives you the opportunity to grow and learn. You will come back a worldlier individual with incredible stories to share.

IFRE’s Most Affordable Summer Adventures for College Students

IFRE has some of the most exciting, reputable, and budget-friendly summer travel projects for college students that will take you to some of the most captivating countries around the globe. Here are some of IFRE’s most affordable summer abroad trips for college students to get the ball rolling.

Street Children Project in Peru

Sadly, sexual and labor exploitation and extreme poverty is greatly affecting thousands of children in Peru. Through this summer travel program for college students you can help to care for, educate, and befriend these children who have been living in compromised situations.

Your presence will brighten their lives.

Community Development Project in Cambodia

There are all sorts of projects that you can get involved in as part of this summer service trip for college students, including education, women’s empowerment, children development, and NGO planning and management roles.

The goal behind this program is to help improve the community as a whole in Cambodia. This is an excellent resume addition!

Orphanage Project in India

When volunteering in an orphanage in India, you will be helping to care for, educate, and love these special children. Your efforts will help give them a better childhood and potentially brighter future. If you love children and have a huge heart, this project would love to have you.

Women’s Project in Guatemala

Unfortunately, due to lack of education, gender inequality, and poverty, many women in Guatemala are greatly struggling to provide for themselves and their children.

Through this amazing initiative, you will help to educate and teach valuable skills so that they might be able to go on to lead a more prosperous and independent life.

Panda Conservation in China

This is a truly unique summer travel program for college students, as you will get to work directly with panda bears in China at the Ya’an Panda Conservation Center. You will be directly involved with the care of these amazing animals.

Few people ever have the chance to see let alone build a relationship with a panda bear; this is your chance.

Teaching English in Tanzania

The ability to communicate properly in English is a skill set that can mean the difference between a life of poverty and one of comfort. Your work as an English teacher is one that will be greatly appreciated and has the power to make a significant difference in the lives of your students.

Tanzania is an incredible country to visit and you will have ample time to see the cultural and natural wonders of this country.

HIV/AIDS Project in Uganda

Sadly, HIV/AIDS is still very prevalent in Uganda. During this summer mission trip for college students, you will work to bring awareness and health education to the local communities in Uganda while also offering care and counseling to those who are directly or indirectly suffering from this devastating virus.

Your efforts will contribute to the improvement of lives and possible saving of lives in the future.

Physical Education Project in South Africa

If you are a sports lover and want to give back to a community of children in South Africa through coaching and organized sports, this summer travel program in South Africa for college students would love for you to join their amazing cause.

Children Project in Brazil

The aim of this noble project is to provide free childcare to low-income families so that the guardians can go to work and know that their children are safe and sound. Without this service, many parents would not be able to work or work enough to provide for their children.

Turtle Conservation in Mexico

If you want to spend your summer on a beautiful beach in Mexico working with sea turtle conservation, then this summer travel program in Mexico for college students was made for you.

You will spend your time patrolling the beach, collecting eggs, marking nests, returning hatchlings to the sea, and educating the local community.