Q: Where will I be living?
You will live in comfortable, clean, and safe housing as a part of our Home Base structure. These Home Bases are staffed by AUA employees and are used specifically to ensure the safety and comfort of our volunteers.
Q: Are meals provided as part of the program?
Yes, all meals are provided as part of the program. Our meals are cooked by our staff and are always healthy and delicious ways to experience the local cuisine in the area.
Q: What types of clothes should I bring?
Please pack modest, seasonally-appropriate clothing. We always ask our ambassadors to keep their shoulders and knees covered in order to be respectful of the community in which we are working. We also require sturdy walking shoes at your work assignment.
Q: How do I stay connected while abroad?
All of our Home Bases have strong WiFi. Ambassadors often use FaceTime, Skype, and WhatsApp to keep in touch.
Q: What kind of support will I have while abroad?
We have in-country staff at each of our locations in order to ensure the comfort and safety of our volunteers. These staff members are dedicated to the mission of our programs and are available 24/7.
Q: Can I earn academic credit for this program?
Yes, ambassadors who enroll in our Summer Service Internship program for the full eight weeks and complete all necessary requirements will receive four credits through the College of New Jersey.
Q: Is it safe?
The safety of our ambassadors is our utmost priority and we have a series of protocol in place from food preparation to keeping close ties with the embassies where we work to ensure that our programs are safe.
Q: What happens in the event of a medical emergency?
Our in-country staff is available 24/7 and are trained to deal with any emergency that may arise. We also have relationships with local doctors and hospitals in each of our host countries.
Q: Is insurance included in the program?
Yes, each ambassador will have a comprehensive travel insurance plan through Core Travel.