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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. We 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 into cultural exchange, meaningful community service, and off-the-beaten path adventure, apply today to secure an interview for one of your top choice programs!

Programs are filling up quickly so apply as soon as possible!

*Financial assistance is available for all students on our 35 and 40-day programs.

For more information, please visit Operation Groundswell's website

Summer programs are open in the following countries and regions:

Can’t travel in the summer? Join us for our alternative breaks in the winter and spring!