If you’re planning on taking a gap year before law school, you should know that you can have fun and work toward a career in law at the same time. Choosing to go on a gap year before college gives you a breather from your studies. It also helps you gain skills and...
Life below water, would you ever say it matters, it changes, it struggles? Last summer, I had the great opportunity to join GVI in a marine conservation volunteering program in the amazing islands of Seychelles. Over one month, I would be introduced to the wide...
Interested in community development and having an adventure at the same time? GVI has programs all over the world, throughout the year, so there’s no better time to plunge into community development projects. GVI relies on a constant stream of volunteers ready to roll...
Let me preface this story with the most important fact, volunteering in Pokhara, Nepal was undoubtedly the most amazing experience of my 21 years. However... I’m not going to lie, within hours of arriving in Kathmandu I was sitting in a small, dark hotel room bawling...
The history of elephants in Thailand is a tale of how a noble beast ended up in camps. But the story is starting to turn around. Find out how elephants became prominent in the tourism industry in Thailand, and how GVI is part of their new chapter. Elephants are so...
You’re under 18, and motivated to make positive changes in your environment. You want to help, but where do you start? Follow these five steps to help get you moving towards your goals. You have decided to make an impact in the world and take active steps to make it...
Volunteering isn’t only for ambitious teenagers and university students. The best volunteer abroad programs are suitable for all adults, so you can make an impact at any age. Altruism is ageless. All you need to volunteer abroad is a desire to contribute to positive...
The best gap year ideas combine travel, adventure, personal growth, and the chance to do something meaningful. GVI’s gap year programs tick all the right boxes. Taking a gap year is a fulfilling way of exploring the world. Gap year benefits include having the chance...
With GVI you can travel the world while making an impact. All of our programs offer the chance to be part of a global community and create positive change. Being a global citizen means embracing the adventures of travelling while being responsible and respectful....
In 2017, we visited a government primary school in Pokhara, Nepal. At the time, the school had 47 students and seven staff members. When we met the Principal he explained that his goal was to have his students feel happy and proud of their learning environment. His...
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