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United Planet

Partnerships and Collaborations

United Planet is a non-profit organization with a mission – to create a global community, one relationship at a time. We connect volunteers who want to make a difference with communities in 35 countries, where they learn, teach, work, engage and immerse themselves in a culture outside their comfort zone. For many, it’s the most fulfilling experience of their lives.

We do everything we can to help our volunteers succeed: we don’t just drop someone off in the middle of nowhere and hope for the best. Every Quest is custom-designed based on the goals of the participant. Every community we serve is supported by United Planet staff. And every experience is immersive, comprehensive, and authentic. Changing the world is not a spectator sport – you need to get your hands dirty, and so do we.

To learn more about United Planet visit: http://www.unitedplanet.org/volunteer-abroad

United Planet is offering two different scholarship opportunities. There is one full scholarship for any 1 to 3 week volunteer program in any of United Planet’s Short-Term Quest Destinations, and there are five $500 scholarships for any short-term volunteer program (1 to 3 weeks) or long-term program volunteer program (6-month or one-year). You may apply for one scholarship or both scholarships. However, you can only be awarded one of these scholarships.

Scholarship Opportunity for Full Scholarship: United Planet is offering a scholarship for any 1 to 3 week volunteer program in any of United Planet’s Short-Term Quest Destinations including Chile, China, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Ghana, Nepal, Peru, Romania, South Africa and Tanzania. Students must be age 16 or older. *Full tuition scholarship does not cover travel.

Scholarship Opportunity for Discount: Five $500 scholarships offered by United Planet for any short-term volunteer program (1 to 3 weeks) or long-term program volunteer program (6-month or one-year) in any of the program destinations below. Students must be AGE 16 OR OLDER by the dates of the program and must apply for a program for which they are eligible.

• Latin America: Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Honduras, Mexico
• Asia: India, Indonesia, Nepal, Philippines, South Korea, Taiwan, Vietnam
• The Pacific: New Zealand
• Europe: Denmark, Finland, Germany, Iceland,Russia, Sweden, Switzerland, Spain, United Kingdom
• Africa: Ghana, Kenya, Mozambique, Nigeria, South Africa, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda

NSHSS members may visit www.nshss.org/scholarships to apply.  The deadline is February 20, 2017.  

NSHSS members will receive 10% off of United Planet’s short-term Quest Volunteer Abroad Programs year-round, and 5% off United Planet’s long-term Quest Volunteer Abroad Programs year-round. Note that these discounts cannot be combined with a scholarship. To apply visit www.unitedplanet.org

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