A month ago I arrived here in Ban Nam Khem after a nightmare of traveling. I was a day late in arriving and GVI helped me and organized a taxi for me that brought me to base at two in the morning. It was hectic but it all worked out and the staff to thank. I am an...
Having heard about GVI through a friend back in the UK, I decided to sign up for a month. I chose to work on one of the GVI programs in a Special Needs School called `Centro de Atención Integral` (escuelita) in Playa del Carmen, Mexico. Having had experience working...
2017 is upon us! As you run down your checklist of things you want to accomplish this year, be sure to keep a spare sheet of paper for the places you want to visit and volunteer! The following list of places/projects is by no means a comprehensive list, but is rather our favorite 10 projects at each of our international locations.
For the last 3 weeks I have been a volunteer, working on childcare projects in Playa del Carmen, with GVI Mexico. As I reflect on my time here I’m surprised both at how much I’ve learnt and how fast the time has flown. Every day has been so varied, I thought I’d...
Living on a Base surrounded by jungle and mountains is not only very beautiful, it can also be quite adventurous – especially when you go out exploring the area. On the Weekend we did so and hiked up one of the mountains close to base. Matupa’s peek rewards with a...
Following the excitement of finally arriving at the GVI base in Cap Ternay, there was a sudden realization all around camp that there are actually some work to be done while we are here. Happy to say though that after finishing the advanced open water training,...
Reverse culture shock is similar to normal culture shock in that it is a psychological process of acclimating to your surroundings. You’ve done it once, when visiting a new culture, and now you have to re-acclimate to your home. While it isn’t “new” necessarily, it is still a disconcerting reality that can fill you with new realizations, often about yourself and your own culture.
This year, why not take the time to improve yourself and give back during your school holidays? GVI can help you gain valuable skills that you can’t learn in the classroom! If you’re thinking about going on one of our international volunteering projects, but you...
The village of Huay Pakoot is an indigenous Karen Hill Tribe in Northern Thailand, renowned throughout the country for their knowledge of elephants. The language that is predominantly spoken within the village is pakinyaw, although a lot of the younger generations do...
After three months in Jalova, it starts feeling like home. You’ve adopted some ‘jungle routines’ and become less suspecting when capuchins drops fruits on the roofing of the dining room. More often than not however, the next day will have surprises lurking around the...
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