Frequently Asked Questions

Who can apply?

All applicants should be recent graduates or current full time students of a university in an English speaking country. They should also be able to commit to the planned dates for the OSCA schedule (see the info for the project you are interested in) including interviews and pre-departure training events.

I'd like to apply, but I'm not yet certain that I can commit myself. What should I do?

We’ll be asking you to make a decision by mid-February. If you will know by then whether you will be able to commit yourself or not, apply!

Are the host countries dangerous?

In general, no. Please consult the embassy website of your host country, and the Foreign & Commonwealth Office for more information on the countries we operate in. In our experience, the biggest dangers you are likely to encounter are pick-pocketing and rip-offs. There are, however, religious and political sensitivities to be aware of in most of the countries where we operate.

What if I have an infrequently asked question?

If you have any other questions, please email us.