I have been volunteering for 5 weeks and only have 3 more weeks left, it’s incredible how the time runs here. This past month has taught me more than I could have ever imagined. It has been one huge learning curve referring to any themes I ever thought about and has...
New Year, new you! Now it’s time to choose some travel-related resolutions that will refresh and invigorate your year. This year, put an even richer spin on your travel goals by incorporating aspects of community development into the places that you go.
I arrived 5 days ago travelling from London Gatwick. Despite preparing for this trip for the last 3-5 months I’ve learnt that I’m one of those people who gets excited when booking the trip then doesn’t feel like it’s really happening until I’m being dropped off at the...
The highlight of my time at GVI playa del Carmen without a doubt was the opportunity I received being able to work with and care for people mainly children with special needs. From what I understand about the creation of Escuelita, is that in Mexico if your child...
International experiences impact your career and your life in three key ways: they enhance personal growth and professional development, and help you find your passion. The importance of gaining international experience cannot be understated!
I came to Playa Del Carmen at an amazing time of the year. December and January provided opportunities to be a part of great team, atmosphere and unique community environment. My journey started with a typical week working in small classrooms, special needs facilities...
2017 is here at last! Is volunteering on your New Year resolutions list? If not, here are 17 reasons to volunteer in 2017. 1. It’s Good For Your Health No, we aren’t making this up. Studies have found that when you stop thinking about your own problems and focus...
America students are more and more deciding to go abroad to prepare themselves for the, often overwhelming, “next step” in their academic or professional life. One of the most important skills to obtain when going abroad is “intercultural competency,” as it provides an individual with a greater capacity for cultural understanding, as well as for problem-solving, teamwork, and leadership.
Volunteering abroad is a complicated reality. If done correctly, and with a trustworthy organization, it can contribute to empowering local communities and lead to a life-changing experience for people of all ages. These six points outline how volunteers can participate in healthy and sustainable development abroad.
This year marked my 25th anniversary of having served as a US Peace Corps volunteer in Kenya so I have been keen to find another opportunity to serve abroad as a way to celebrate. This is what led me to discover GVI Playa del Carmen where I am finishing two weeks of...
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