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You Can Volunteer in 10 Countries Across Four Continents for Just $19

by Eben Diskin Apr 16, 2019

We’ve all seen Instagram photos of someone drinking a mimosa at Sunday brunch, with the caption, “Living my best life.” But this company is taking that phrase to a new level. Yourbestlife wants to send you on a life-changing trip around the world for six months, including 10 countries across four continents, for just $19. It’s looking for a diverse group of seven travelers, who will travel together for six months and are prepared to volunteer for select charities or social enterprises.

According to the website, the goal of the process isn’t simply to take a cool vacation, but to “develop a set of soft skills, learn the best business practices around the world, build your global network, engage with locals, make a difference, help preserve wildlife, teach respect for the ocean, contribute to a plastic-free world, get out of your comfort zone, and [discover] new opportunities and ideas.”

Countries visited on the trip will include Costa Rica, Peru, South Africa, Reunion Island, India, Bhutan, Myanmar, Indonesia, Ireland, and Portugal. At each location, you can expect to engage in activities that allow you to explore local culture, develop authentic relationships with locals, and give back to host communities through volunteer work.

That’s about as specific as the descriptions get at this stage, though if you’re selected you will receive a comprehensive guide with detailed trip information.

Each traveler will have all expenses covered, including flights, accommodations, insurance, and transport, plus a $1,500 per month stipend for extras. And of the $19 application fee, $2.50 will be donated to charity.

This group of seven “Humanizers” must be between 18 and 35 years old, creative, open-minded, eager to learn, and socially responsible. To ensure that the Humanizers fit their criteria, you must undergo an application process consisting of a personality test, technical questionnaire, and video interviews. There’s even an opportunity to join the Yourbestlife team at the end of your trip, if you’re a good fit. Learn more about the opportunity and how to apply on the official website.

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