Take a break that counts! International Volunteer HQ’s Alternative Breaks are for anyone looking to break away from the standard-issue Spring, Summer or Winter Break and join forces with other travelers who are passionate about creating positive change through meaningful international experiences. By volunteering abroad, you’ll be taking a break that genuinely has an impact and supports the long term needs of a community abroad. Or, you can focus on career readiness by taking a global internship with our sister company, Intern Abroad HQ
A group of finalists have been selected who are now in the running to win the IVHQ Alternative Break Scholarship. Meet our finalists and place your vote below! You're allowed to vote once per day and voting closes on March 3 at 7pm (PST).
With the Alternative Break Scholarship the winning recipient can choose from two alternative break options: volunteering abroad or taking an internship. Both allow the recipient to make their vacation an extension of their education, help develop their cross-cultural understanding and give them invaluable life experience. Learn about the difference between taking a volunteer trip or an internship.
What does the Alternative Break Scholarship recipient receive?
- 2-week volunteer or intern abroad program with International Volunteer HQ or Intern Abroad HQ in the destination of the recipients choice
- Flight voucher (to the value of US$1000) from IVHQ Flights
- Travel insurance up to the value of US$250 for the 2-week duration of the IVHQ Program
- The 'Certificate in International Volunteering' online course from Global Travel Academy
Our all-inclusive programs provide volunteers and interns with comprehensive pre-departure support services and training, as well as in-country program orientation, accommodation, meals and 24/7 support.