Building empathy in yourself is crucial if you wish to have a successful career of learning about and interacting with new environments and cultures. Learning how to retain control over internal, emotional realities, while still being able to consider controversial or alternate viewpoints, will help us to create more collaborative work spaces, learning environments, and societies.
The saying “less is more” is generally one that can be applied to a variety of areas. For myself, this applies to tomato sauce, exercise and perfume. Here at the Global Vision International (GVI) Kerala hub however, “less is more” definitely does not apply. Our team...
This week I have had the amazing opportunity to volunteer with Global Vision International’s veterinary program. I have one more day left on the project and I am sad to say my time here is almost done. Although I have only been here for one week, I have made friends...
For our second session in the alumni interview series, I was able to interview Maddie Coburn, from Freehold, New Jersey. Maddie graduated from the University of Delaware in 2013 with a degree in Elementary Education and worked as a 5th grade teacher in a special education inclusion classroom for three years. This past year, she signed up for GVI Cape Town and completed the internship program from September 2016 – March 2017.
My name is Lasse Jensen from Denmark, and I’ve been travelling for almost 5 months. I’ve been though a lot of different volunteer projects in Africa like Zimbabwe lion/horse project, Namibia rescue centre in Na”ku”se, South Africa in Gansbaai for The great white...
This weekend a group of 7 of us decided to visit Cousin Island; an Island just off Praslin and a nature reserve for turtles, the Giant Tortoise, and several species of rare and endemic birds. Having heard so much about the ground nesting birds and how close you can...
Emily Blunt and Victoria Ireland, the two short-term interns, planned a 48 hour power down challenge; this challenge required those involved to go without the use of electricity and electronic devices whilst on base. During the power-down challenge, Emily and Victoria...
The thing that influenced me most about coming to Curieuse was the prospect of contributing to important research on the critically endangered hawksbill turtles. I had done my research on GVI before coming and was really looking forward to helping an important...
When you think of disadvantaged groups, who do you think of? Granted there are enormous amounts of groups throughout the world that are disadvantaged but one of the largest affected groups of discrimination in varying forms is women....
The options for quality volunteering in general can seem almost endless, which is why we’ve compiled short blogs on the top reasons to volunteer at specific locations with GVI. While all of our programs offer you the opportunity to make a difference, we hope by describing specific benefits of each location or project will help volunteers with the daunting task of choosing. Read this one to see the top 3 reasons to volunteer in Phang Nga!
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