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Summer Community Service Programs for College Students

Get to know more about the range of top-class but affordable summer volunteer abroad opportunities that are on offer.

  • Volunteering in another country is an excellent way to meet people and make new friends.
  • Experience the joy and satisfaction of making a real difference in the lives of those you volunteer with.
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Summer Community Service Programs for College Students

Do you want to venture out into the world and make a difference this summer?

Join one of IFRE’s budget-friendly and renowned community service summer abroad programs for college students and spend your time off from school volunteering, traveling, exploring, and having a beautiful cultural experience overseas.

Are you a college student and looking for something unique, meaningful, and affordable to do with your summer off? IFRE has been running summer abroad community service trips for college students since 2006 in twenty different countries around the globe.

Choosing to join one of these outstanding summer abroad communities service opportunities for college students will grant you the chance to see a new part of the world, become immersed in that culture, lend a much needed helping hand through volunteer work, and return home with memories that will surely last a lifetime.

Traveling and volunteering with IFRE is a safe, easy, and affordable way to start seeing the world.

Since IFRE has been connecting college students with community service summer overseas projects for college students for over a decade, the process and experience is stress-free, hassle-free, and will make you feel confident about your decision to explore one of the twenty countries IFRE has programs in throughout Asia, Africa, and Latin America.

Over 22,000 volunteers have trusted IFRE since 2006 and have returned from their journey totally satisfied and happy.

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 affordable summer community service programs for college students

Joining a community service summer abroad program for college students inherently comes with quite a few benefits. First and foremost, knowing that you are helping to change and improve the lives of people and animals who are struggling and or suffering, will make your heart feel like it is going to burst in fullness.

The feeling of helping others is beyond satisfying. You have the power to make significant changes in someone else’s life and using that power will cause a deep sense of happiness. You can make the world a better place.

A summer abroad community service trip for college students is also a wonderful way to gain valuable life and career experience. There are opportunities to work in fields like healthcare, childcare, and education, which might be something you are interested in pursuing as a career.

This experience will look marvelous on a resume and will likely make you stand out quite a bit more when it is time to start applying for jobs. Spending time away from the comforts of your home country and physically seeing the impact that you are making will instill in you a greater feeling of confidence and self-worth.

Volunteering is not only a way to change the lives of others for the better; it is a way to change your life, as well.

IFRE’s Most Affordable Summer Community Service Programs for College Students

IFRE offers some of the best and most affordable community service overseas opportunities for college students. Through these unique travel and volunteer opportunities, you will be able to lend a helping to those in need and explore a fascinating new part of the world.

Here are some of IFRE’s top recommendations for their most affordable summer abroad community service trip for college students.

Teaching English in Cambodia

The ability to be able to communicate proficiently in English is a high demand skillset that unfortunately is only sufficiently taught at private and boarding schools, which most Cambodians cannot afford to send their children. Help teach English to students at public community schools and give them an equal opportunity to succeed.

At-Risk Children Project in India

Sex and labor exploitation, starvation, homelessness, and poverty are all prevalent in India and many children are sadly exposed to one or multiple of these problems. When you join this community service summer abroad program for college students, you will be helping to remove and protect these children from these terrible situations.

Summer Program in Thailand

When you join this summer abroad community service trip for college students, you will have the opportunity to explore the natural and cultural wonders of Thailand while also volunteering with elephants or with community development. Thailand is an exotic and fabulous place to spend your summer abroad.

Community Development in Kenya

Travel to the captivating Massai region of Kenya and help to improve the community through construction and renovation projects. You will work to build roads, schools, orphanages, hospitals, and other valuable community buildings. Your work will improve the lives of the entire community.

Summer Program in Peru

This summer abroad community service opportunity for college students is one of the most affordable ways to see all of the incredible wonders of Peru while also dedicating some of your time to the impoverished children of this fascinating country through education and working at an orphanage. This is the trip of a lifetime!

Youth Project in Brazil

Help the children of Brazil through sports and recreation programs. This is a great opportunity if you love sports and want to share this passion with children from the favelas. The time you spend with these children will have a positive and significant impact on their lives.

Women Empowerment Project

Unfortunately, due to social and gender inequality, culture, and poverty, many women in India are living in very destitute conditions and are unable to independently take care of themselves and their children. Help teach valuable crafting skills to these wonderful women and help give them a second chance of success.

Summer Program in Nepal

Is you are interested in volunteering with children and embarking on a 14 day Himalayan hiking adventure, look no further than this incredible summer abroad community service opportunity for college students.

This will prove to be a trip of a lifetime where you will also walk away knowing that you helped to improve the lives of children in need.

Special Needs Project in Guatemala

This volunteer with special needs project in Guatemala takes care of around 240 residents who due to physical and mental disabilities cannot take care of themselves. Without this program these people would be greatly suffering and struggling to survive.

You will help teach, care for, play with, and mentor both children and adults who are suffering from disabilities like cerebral palsy, severe autism, and quadriplegia.

Special Education Project in Mexico

Volunteering with special education in Mexico is a heartwarming way to help mentally disabled children receive the education and special attention that they need and deserve.

The work that you do with this amazing and highly necessary program in Mexico will have a significant and positive impact on the lives of these children.