A volunteer looking at beaded jewellery during a Projects Abroad cultural exchange programme abroad.

Overseas Cultural Exchange Programmes

Overseas Cultural Exchange Programmes

Our cultural immersion programmes abroad provide the perfect opportunity to learn about different cultures and traditions. You’ll experience a completely different way of life first-hand, as you live and work in the heart of some of the most fascinating cultures in the world. You can trek through the desert and live in a ger with a nomad family in Mongolia. Or live in a Samoan village and learn about a unique kind of island life. With our diverse selection of cultural immersion projects, there’s sure to be a project for you!


You’ll also become part of our global network of volunteers. You’ll build international connections, learn about volunteers from around the world, and make lifelong friends.


Join one of our cultural exchange programmes abroad and broaden your perspective of the world. You’ll go home with a renewed outlook on life and a richer knowledge of people and places you might never have heard of before your trip.


Our international cultural exchange programmes are a chance for a completely unique experience. You’ll get to know different countries in a way you wouldn’t as a tourist.

Choose a Cultural Exchange Project

1-9 of 20 Projects

Volunteers work with sea turtles in Mexico on a project for teenagers

From £1645

Conservation Volunteer Work in Mexico for Teenagers
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Live and work with a group your age and become part of our ongoing efforts to protect endangered sea turtles

  • Fixed dates during school holidays
  • This project is only for 15-18 year olds
  • From 2 weeks
A Culture and Community volunteer walking yaks during a Khmer Project in Cambodia.

From £1270

Khmer Cultural Immersion Project in Cambodia
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Experience the ancient Khmer culture and learn about the country’s history while exploring Cambodia

  • Completely flexible dates
  • Anyone aged 16 or over can join
  • From 1 week
A human trafficking awareness campaign during our Human Rights internship for high school students in Argentina

From £1695

Human Rights Internship in Argentina for Teenagers
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Work with people your age and learn directly from lawyers and human rights professionals

  • Fixed dates during school holidays
  • This project is only for 15-18 year olds
  • From 2 weeks
A volunteer painting tyres with children in Argentina on our project for high school students

From £1545

Volunteering with Children in Argentina for Teenagers
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Live in Cordoba and help local children learn through play while improving your Spanish

  • Fixed dates during school holidays
  • This project is only for 15-18 year olds
  • From 2 weeks
While learning Mandarin in China, students use free time to explore local attractions like a Buddhist temple.

From £1495

Learn Mandarin in China
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Study Mandarin with a professional language teacher in modern Shanghai

  • Completely flexible dates
  • Anyone aged 16 or over can join
  • From 1 week
A workshop on suturing during our Medicine internship for teenagers in Argentina.

From £1695

Medicine Internships in Argentina for Teenagers
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Travel to South America with a group your age and learn directly from doctors, while also studying Spanish

  • Fixed dates during school holidays
  • This project is only for 15-18 year olds
  • From 2 weeks
Culture and Community Volunteers live and work with Nomads in Mongolia whilst riding horses to herd cattle.

From £1520

Live and Work with Nomads in Mongolia
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Experience a unique and ancient way of life by living with a nomad family in Mongolia

  • Completely flexible dates
  • Anyone aged 16 or over can join
  • From 1 week
A volunteer and her students play with finger paints during her volunteer work with children for teenagers in Fiji

From £1645

Volunteer Community Work in Fiji for Teenagers
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Experience traditional village life and help young kids learn through play at a kindergarten or school

  • Fixed dates during school holidays
  • This project is only for 15-18 year olds
  • From 2 weeks
Local women in Fiji perform a ceremony for the opening of a Community Centre at a placement lead by Projects Abroad Staff.

From £1370

Community Volunteer Work in Fiji
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Learn about Fijian life and culture by immersing yourself in daily village life

  • Completely flexible dates
  • Anyone aged 16 or over can join
  • From 1 week
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A Mongolian host family with a Projects Abroad volunteer on one of our cultural immersion programmes overseas.

Is a cultural immersion programme abroad right for me?

Our international cultural immersion programmes are suited to students and adults. You’ll hone valuable skills like communication and planning, while also learning more about distinct culture-specific practices. Learning to adapt to a different culture will stand you in good stead for furthering your education and career.


You don’t need any specific requirements to join. Our local staff will be on-hand 24/7 to support you and guide you through your project. The local people you live with will also be there to teach you and help you integrate into the community.