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Become a Global Volunteer

The GVN Network

Travel and live with communities abroad to not only learn valuable skills but to help make a lasting difference. Nothing is more powerful than the shared sense of purpose that’s created by host communities and volunteers.



Learn how to start a microfinance program in your local community to directly impact the lives of others while learning valuable skills for entrepreneurship.

Find an Internship


Get your hands dirty and learn what microfinance is really about. CGAP’s Microfinance Gateway has the largest network of MFIs in the world looking to hire interns and young professionals.


Living on One has partnered with the Microcredit Summit Campaign to provide unique opportunities, discounts, and field visits for individuals to attend this year’s Partnerships against Poverty Conference in the Philippines on Oct 9th-11th. Join for first hand experience with the biggest names in microfinance.

Join a Microfinance Brigade

Join one of our university chapters to travel abroad, help facilitate loans, and gain first hand experience shadowing microfinance technicians workig in partner communities. Changing Lives : Life Changing



Investours is a start-up non-profit organization which combines the power of microfinance and tourism in the form of “microfinance tours.”

Become a Social Innovator

ThinkImpact Institutes are about more than sight seeing or feeling like you are making a difference. They are about leadership and social innovation. They offer self-starters an unforgettable learning process. College students can participate in programs in Latin America and Africa that will forever inspire new thinking on what’s possible.

Use Digital Storytelling

MatadorU is an online education community with courses in travel writing, photography, and film. Since launching in 2009, thousands of students have graduated from its programs. Join this vibrant network of travel media creators winning awards, landing media jobs, and getting paid assignments around the world.

Microfinance and Impact Investing Class

This class is taught by Professor Sean Foote at Stanford University along with guest practitioners to provide a comprehensive exploration of how Microfinance and Impact Investing seek to alleviate poverty around the world. You can read the complete Syllabus here: Stanford Simulcast Syllabus 2014

Watch the class live April 3rd to May 29th 2014, every Thursday from 4:30 pm to 6 pm PST.