Additional Resources

  • State Department Travel Site

    • Traveler’s Checklist
    • STEP – The Smart Traveler Enrollment Program is worthwhile to sign up for in order to get travel notices, warnings and other information based on the countries you enter on your itinerary. This also helps to alert the U.S. embassies in these countries to your presence in case of emergency.
  • Action Without Borders is an organization that seeks to connect people who want to serve with opportunities for action and collaboration. Indicate your areas of interests, and this non-profit will connect you with many potential opportunities in that field.

    American University also has some additional trip planning resources.

    Break Away has a site bank of hundreds of non-profit organizations who want to connect with volunteers. Students interested in planning a trip can email [email protected] for the login and password.

    The Corporation for National and Community Service is a federal agency that helps Americans improve the lives of their fellow citizens through service. Check out their Tips for College Students Who Want to Volunteer.

    Habitat for Humanity's Collegiate Challenge puts students to work during spring break to help eliminate poverty housing.

    HostelWorld's 12 Tips on Ethical Volunteering and How to Avoid the Voluntourism Trap

    I to I helps college students volunteer abroad and work with communities on local projects. Opportunities include teaching English, coaching sports or working on construction projects.

    United Way hosts students to spend spring break in Biloxi, MS in the United Way National Alternative Spring Break experience program.

    Volunteer Match helps students seeking an alternative spring break experience connect with organizations right in their own backyards with a ZIP code search. is America’s Natural and Cultural Resources Volunteer Portal, an alliance of governmental partners dedicated to serving the volunteer community by populating this site with volunteer positions and events for citizens interested in volunteer service benefiting our nation’s resources.