Studying at a university abroad is a great chance to do long-term volunteering or overseas community service in developing countries. Like some study abroad programs in China and Thailand, this program offers overseas community service opportunities through good partner organizations. You can get practical experience and be of great help to people who need it the most.
Benefits of overseas community service
Overseas community service has been around for a long time. People who are aware of it usually think of it to help the developing world, and that is the most important thing it does. But when we look at what it does for people in rich countries, we can see that it provides another benefit: helping young people to become adults. A lot of kids have trouble growing up. They have trouble moving on from childhood, leaving behind the games they played with their parents, and becoming independent people in their own right. Even if they do get a degree, they still tend to live in the same place where they grew up, and if they marry, they marry someone else who grew up there.
A lot of people blame this on the culture of youth. These young people, after all, were born into a world created by older generations; why should they do anything differently? The problem with this explanation is that these young people are also creating their world. The real problem is not culture but ignorance. These young people don’t know enough to realize how much the world has changed since their parents’ time or even since the time they were born.
Overseas community service is an opportunity for a lifetime.
There are many ways to help others. The essential thing is to make sure that you are helping them. But if you want to help, why not go overseas and serve? Overseas community service is a great opportunity because it allows you to learn directly what a person’s life is like. When you’re far away from home, you get a much better perspective on your own life and the important things to you. You get a chance to give back, and it makes us feel good about ourselves. It’s also an amazing experience; we’ve learned so much about different cultures and how people live their lives. We’ve learned about issues facing women in other countries. We’ve seen first-hand how people react when they don’t have enough money for food or medical care for their families. It’s eye-opening. I’ve learned from my experience in India that almost everyone wants the same things out of life to be happy, healthy, and have enough money to support their families. It’s only natural to want those things, and people who live in other countries are no different from people in America who want the same things.