Once upon a time there lived in the beautiful base of Jalova, a boa constrictor. He lately lived under a branch and some iron roof sheets behind the volunteers dorm and next to the volunteers bathrooms. On a sunny day Kellie had to go to the bathroom so badly. On her...
Photo: Christian Keller When you decide to take a gap year, there are so many choices on offer of places to go and things to see. A gap year is a chance for you to understand more about yourself, your professional and personal interests, and create memories that will...
So you’ve made the incredible decision to volunteer at one of the two programs at GVI’s new location in Ghana. While teaching primary and secondary school children, or helping to promote gender equality and women’s empowerment in Cape Coast, Ghana, there are...
The very definition of the term ‘massive’, elephants reach heights of up to 14 feet or four meters and is the largest land animal known to man. They are also wicked smart, which is not surprising, as they have the biggest thinking machines, otherwise known as brains,...
The weather isn’t just a topic for polite small-talk here at GVI. We have emergency action plans in place for all scenarios. So when the weather, or other natural forces, takes a nasty turn, we are prepared to respond to stormy situations. GVI has expert staff on the...
So, believe it or not, I actually came to Nepal with no intention to trek… crazy right? However, after only a couple of weeks in Pokhara glimpsing the beautiful peaks of the Annapurna mountain range, I realised that I had to take advantage of the landscape around me...
Arrival My journey began on the 5th July early in the morning, as I began stage 1 of 4 to get to Luang Prabang in Laos. Although slightly nervous at having to brush up on my grammar skills, I was very excited at the same time. It was difficult to choose a location as...
Photo: Latin Discoveries Do you love trying new food? Look no further than Peru for a unique food adventure that will complete your South American expedition. There are countless things to do in Peru, but trying the country’s traditional and fusion dishes might just...
Find out why you should go, what to expect, and how to make the most of it. Deciding to volunteer abroad is a leap – but it doesn’t have to be taken blindly. You have the opportunity to learn more about GVI, and what it’s really like to volunteer abroad at our London...
If you're in high school today, chances are you're way more clued up about global issues than any previous generation. Even more impressive, you've probably already contributed to projects in support of causes you truly care about. For you, it's not simply about...
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