Get to know the unspoiled beauty of Eastern Europe

Romania is a country so full of contrast, with beautiful scenery, rich foods and warm people, that you are almost at a loss to how to start describing it. It is extremely green and beautiful, yet totally unexploited. Tourism has never really boomed here, which really adds to the appeal of this almost forgotten country.

Actually spending some time living, working and volunteering in Romania really opens your eyes to the hidden gems that this country secretly boasts. Its famous landmarks include the Carpathian Mountains, the Transfagaras Highway and the beautiful Black Sea, but there is much more to life here than first meets the eye.

The Oyster work and volunteer programmes are located in the elegant city of Brasov, which boasts lively nightlife, mountain walks, great winter skiing and the infamous Dracula’s Castle. Get to know this green and mountainous country as a local, and make a genuine contribution to some of the inspiring welfare volunteering projects.

Whether you are looking for a holiday with a difference or a gap year in Romania, Oyster have some fantastic opportunities which have been running for many years. Volunteer in Romania at a bear sanctuary, in schools and nurseries or in a children’s hospital. For those looking for medical experience, you can also work with elderly and infirm patients on a mobile medical unit.

For more information about the country, read our guide to Romania.

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