International Opportunities

Create lifelong memories and develop skills

It’s your time to shine

An international experience gives you the opportunity to develop and learn. You’ll develop skills in leadership, communication and team working – all of which make impressive additions to any CV as well as creating lifelong memories and friendships.

Whether it is an adventure or project you take part in, the focus is on team work, developing ideas and getting 100% stuck into our experiences. We create international experiences which strengthen your planning, motivational, creative, communication and interpersonal skills and the community projects will give you a chance to have a positive impact.

From an overland camping safari in Zimbabwe; teaching English and supporting a rural community in Indonesia; volunteering at a Community Outreach programme in Malawi; and exploring the Amazon Rainforest on water and cycling down the volcanoes of the Andes. Wherever you end up – you’ll be challenged; make new friendships; develop strong bonds and create lifelong memories.

Are you looking for a new challenge?

Take your leadership skills to the next level, build on your existing experiences, do something incredible!

Lead or participate in an international expedition or with Girlguiding LaSER. If you’d like to be considered, check out the LaSER website for more information on selection. We’re always looking for a mixture of experience and different personalities.

Leaders: We welcome applications from established leadership teams as well as individual leaders, and we encourage applications from people who have led international expeditions for the region before, as well as those who have not yet had the opportunity.

Participants:  Make new friends and travel with Girlguiding LaSER to grow, develop, have fun and make a difference.

For further details regarding International opportunities available through Surrey East please email Amy Lovell here

To find out what is currently on offer visit the LaSER website here

For more details regarding Girlguiding and International Opportunities please Click here

Think Big, Dream Wild, Act Together

LaSER will have a patrol of young people who will join 3 other scouting patrols to create a Unit who will spend 2-3 weeks travelling and living together as they take part in this amazing opportunity.

Applications are open until Midday Friday 8 October 2021

What is LaSERIO? (a Girlguiding LaSER International Opportunity)

Participating in an International opportunity with Girlguiding London and South East England involves 2 or 3 weeks overseas plus time preparing and team building in advance.

  • a 3-week community project or a 2-week adventure
  • opportunity for culture exchange experiences
  • may involve interaction with the Guides of the country being visited
  • for up to 15 Rangers/ Young Leaders and 3 adult leaders
  • will cost around £2,500 to £2,800 and grants are available

Participants will also need to:

  • attend the LaSERiO weekend, usually held in September
  • fundraise some towards the cost of the trip.
  • ensure that the payment schedule is adhered to
  • attend 3 briefing/training weekends
  • attend a reunion weekend
  • attend the LaSERiO weekend in September 2021

Previous International Trips

See what Girls from Surrey East have got up to

Read all about the trip to Thailand HERE

Charlotte recently completed a Journey to Mongolia. Read about her exploits and the amazing trip HERE

Read all about our trip to Uganda HERE

Report on Trip To Uganda August 2016 HERE

This video is part of Girlguiding London and South East England Region’s Festival of LaSER, celebrating World Thinking Day 2021 and the 50th Anniversary of the region.