What You Need To Know Before You Volunteer Abroad: A Miniseries to Guide You Through Stress-Free International Travel #TravelSmartGiveResponsibly

Petra Barbu

Petra is a content marketer passionate about social enterprise, impact investing, and microfinance.

Traveling is incredible, enriching, inspiring… and sometimes, a little bit scary and stressful! In this #TravelSmartGiveResponsibly miniseries, we’re sharing solutions to the most common travel hangups and mistakes.

Our first piece will cover finding visas, a process that needs to be demystified. Though there are different regulations and rules for each country, there’s a general process and some helpful resources that can make this experience a breeze.

We’ll then explore the work of travel-related Healthcare. Exploring new areas also means exposure to different environments, which might not agree with your system at first. Finding affordable, accessible, and reliable health care is essential for a happy and healthy journey.

In our third post, we’ll share the ins and outs of banking in a foreign country, which includes budgeting, finding financial services, and transferring over your current banking information to a local provider. We’ll guide you through the process to make sure you’re focusing on making a change, not worrying about spare change.

Finally, we’ll share insights into travel insurance so you can find peace of mind internationally, without breaking the bank.

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