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Backpacking with a Purpose

Operation Groundswell is a non-profit organization that runs international volunteering programs, focusing on social justice issues and working alongside local activists, organizations, and communities. They are looking for globally conscious and socially active students who want to spend their summer exploring some of the most complex and beautiful countries in the world! If you're interested in cultural exchange, meaningful community service, and off-the-beaten path adventure, apply by December 17th to secure an interview for your first-choice program! Financial assistance is available for all students on five- and six-week programs. Visit for more information. 

Summer programs are open in the following countries and regions:
India – Education or Gender Rights
Southeast Asia – Conservation or Youth Empowerment
Middle East – Human Rights
Ghana – Global Health
Tanzania – Social Innovation
Uganda: Development or Youth Empowerment
Guatemala – Fair Trade Justice or Peace & Conflict
Peru – Environment