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Information for Faculty & University Partners on volunteerig abroad.

Faculty & University Partners

Increase student mobility on your campus with short-term international internships and volunteer projects. For more than 16 years, International Volunteer HQ and our internships division, Intern Abroad HQ, have been partnering with universities around the world to increase accessibility to international education opportunities. Choose from:

300+ volunteer projects across 40+ countries worldwide
230+ in-country and remote internships across 21+ countries
Customizable group programs with flexible start dates
Academic credit is available on all programs through our School of Record

All internships are conducted in English, or the local language if preferred

The quality and reputation of our international internships and volunteer programs has led us to be awarded the Top Volunteer Abroad Provider for the last five years by Go Overseas, the Top Volunteer Abroad Organization for 2022 by GoAbroad, and the Top Rated Intern Abroad Organization in 2022 and 2021 by GoAbroad.

IVHQ has worked with faculty around the world:

Every year we facilitate international internships and volunteer trips for thousands of high school, college, and university students. These are some of the organizations whose students we have hosted:

Adelphi University Logo.Carnegie Mellon University Qatar Logo.Universita Cattolica del Sacro Cuore Logo.Clarkson University Logo.Coastal Carolina University Logo.De Montfort University Logo.Douglas College Logo.Florida A&M University Logo.Howard University Logo.North Dakota State University Logo.Schiller International University Logo.Susquehanna University Logo.Teesside University Logo.UC Riverside Logo.Unity Environmental University Logo.Warren Wilson College Logo.Wilfrid Laurier University Logo.

If you’re seeking a hassle-free way to provide your students with a life-changing experience, get in touch to schedule a call with our Campus Partnerships Team today!

Campus Staff Resources

Every year, hundreds of faculty members trust IVHQ and Intern Abroad HQ to deliver their programs around the world. Our tailored approach starts with understanding the needs of the faculty member by providing detailed estimates and custom itineraries. Plus, our low cost fees and flexible payment schedules make volunteering or interning abroad highly accessible for students.

From the moment you make an inquiry with IVHQ, our dedicated Group Support team will work with you to help your planning, including:

  • Understanding your budget constraints
  • Finding a destination and placement best suited to your group’s preferences, skills, and objectives
  • Arranging any custom accommodation requirements
  • Developing weekly schedules (volunteering or interning, accommodation, meals, trips, etc.)
  • Organizing local transportation
  • Booking tours

We’ve facilitated more than 1,000 trips for student groups with a wide range of special interests and skills, ranging in size from 8 group members up to 100.

We are happy to customize a site visit for your faculty and staff planning programming for your students at any of our destinations. Please email or schedule a call with us to set up your custom familiarization trip with us today.

See how we work with groups

Students seeking academic credit for their volunteer or internship experience may utilize IVHQ/Intern Abroad HQ’s School of Record with the University of Montana and Warren Wilson College to help facilitate credit transfer. This School of Record provides oversight of the academic process and experience, including review of syllabi, evaluating course offerings, and ensuring academic quality.

Students enroll in an equivalent course at the School of Record, complete coursework and assignments as outlined in the course syllabus, and will be issued a transcript by the School of Record. This transcript will be provided to the student’s home university. Students are encouraged to discuss their academic needs and obtain course approval prior to enrolling in the School of Record program. IVHQ/Intern Abroad HQ’s School of Record is the University of Montana and Warren Wilson College.

Learn more about Academic Credit

Every university affiliating with IVHQ or Intern Abroad HQ is eligible to award students scholarships driven by their own vision for diversity, equity and inclusion.

For institutions who partner with us, we offer our Affiliates the choice between one of the following reward options that best serves the university and students:

1) Affiliate Scholarship Program, or
2) IVHQ Ambassador Program

Please note, we are only able to offer our Affiliates one of these programs, not both together.

For more information, please contact the Campus Team.

contact the campus team about scholarships

Representatives from IVHQ and Intern Abroad HQ support program promotion on university campuses by:

  • Connecting with institutions on Terra Dotta, Via TRM, and Handshake
  • Creating custom marketing materials
  • Hosting virtual info sessions
  • Tabling during study abroad and career center events

Contact the Campus Team to let us know how we can best support your current marketing efforts.

We know that having resources available on campus is the best way to reach students. Please feel free to download and print the resources below to share with students in office or electronically.

Find us on

Intern Abroad HQ on Terra Dotta.
Intern Abroad HQ on Via TRM.

Get in touch with our Campus Team

Fill out the quick form below to get customized program recommendations for your students and let us know how we can support student mobility on your campus, or email us at

We get 5 star reviews from faculty, students, and staff

Planning this experience couldn’t have been easier. IVHQ was fantastic to work with - they were proactive in their approach, insightful, had quick responses, and never tired from our many, many questions and sometimes last-minute changes within our group.If you’re looking to arrange a group, you will have peace of mind with working with IVHQ. For future groups and volunteers, I’d say you’re about to have an awesome experience in Costa Rica; definitely take the opportunity to stay with host families - you’ll learn so much Spanish, eat like royalty, and experience the warmth of the culture. As the ticos say, Pura Vida! Ryan Thomas,
University of Michigan Honors Group Leader
Volunteered on the Turtle Conservation project in Costa Rica

Over the past 3 years, Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar has worked with IVHQ to arrange group programs for our students each year. Our students find their own preferred overseas locations and propose these to us for review and advise; so far our annual student groups have volunteered in South Africa, Morocco and Thailand with IVHQ. I have found IVHQ’s service to be superb. We typically have a few unique situations that aren’t necessarily covered on their website. However, in having a dedicated Groups Manager, any additional information we require is provided in a timely manner. I really enjoy working with IVHQ and appreciate IVHQ’s willingness to work with us. Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar
Volunteered in South Africa, Morocco & Thailand

I chose IVHQ because of their approach to Responsible Volunteer Travel, the level of service and support I received, and the affordability of their fees. All of my students had access to information ahead of time and the local team were also EXCELLENT on the ground. As a faculty leader, I was completely satisfied and I very much feel that our project was suitable for our group, with all of us growing and learning from the experience. Volunteering in Guatemala was a very humbling experience and I will take my students on more of these kinds of experiences. They all grew exponentially from the experience. The local team was excellent in every way from the moment we arrived until we left; a special kudos to the leader of our medical campaign. He is truly an asset and an angel to the disadvantaged of his country. Michelle Osmond,
Algonquin College Nursing Faculty Leader, Canada
Volunteered in Guatemala

This 2 week trip changed my life. I learned so much about myself, love, life, and the world around me. It opened my eyes in ways I could have never foreseen. We were able to effectively screen 1296 adults and children for malaria and then properly treat every single positive result. If that is not incredible I don’t know what is! The local team worked tirelessly to ensure we had everything we needed. All of the food was wonderful and I enjoyed our accommodation as well. I can’t praise IVHQ enough! Hannah Koch,
Group Member from Roanoke College,
Medical volunteer in Ghana

How to get started

1: Schedule a call with us

Book in a time that suits you to chat with our dedicated Campus Team based in the United States. We will be in touch within the next business day.

Schedule a call

2: Share your objectives, logistics & desired learning outcomes

We will follow up with additional resources and/or create a custom proposal to meet your budget, needs, and intended goals.

3: Let us know your university’s requirements

We’ve worked with hundreds of universities and have extensive documentation available to satisfy university travel policies, including health and safety management, risk mitigation, insurance information, and individualized agreements (MOUs).

4: We assist your students to prepare for the experience

Our team of experienced professionals offer support throughout the application, payment, pre-departure, and feedback process. You can be sure your students are in good hands!