Travel Abroad. Change the World. Join Golden Key.


Golden Key International Honour Society, founded on 29 November 1977, is an academic honor society which recognizes and encourages scholastic achievement and excellence among college and university students from all academic disciplines.

Voluntourism is the new black, especially for anyone who wants to make a difference, which happens to be nearly every Golden Key member in the world. We’re so proud of our members. They are changing the world and leading the voluntourism movement. Whether they’re helping to build homes for families abroad or planting trees for new forests closer to home, Golden Key members are always finding so many ways to transform their next adventure into an opportunity to do genuine good.

Be part of it.

Why join today?

Golden Key is the world’s leading international honor society, with over 2 million incredible members and growing strong. Our members are all proven high achievers who are changing the world. Join Golden Key and be part of something big–plus gain access to the world’s best travel grants, scholarships and more benefits, including:

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About Golden Key

Golden Key is the world's largest collegiate honor society. Membership into the Society is by invitation only and applies to the top 15% of college and university sophomores, juniors and seniors, as well as top-performing graduate students in all fields of study, based solely on their academic achievements. As an international honor society with more than 400 chapters at colleges and universities around the world, Golden Key is committed to a high standard of scholastic achievement, and an ethos of integrity, innovation, respect, collaboration and diversity.