Original photo: Chris Hoare I waited four long years to see my first shark. I was diving in Komodo National Park in Indonesia at Castle Rock, a pinnacle where the coral reef clung to the rock against swirling currents. Without warning, a blacktip reef shark surged...
2019 is only a few days away, and with the holiday season imminent, everyone is getting their new year resolutions in order. It's the perfect time of year to reevaluate the last 12 months and make a plan on what you'd like to achieve and how to make a difference. The...
Want to make the most of your vacation in 2019? Sign up for an alternative spring break volunteer trip! It's an opportunity to immerse yourself into another culture, gain valuable career development experience and go on a once-in-a-lifetime experiential learning...
Anyone who visits a local store or market will understand why Thailand is one of the world’s largest consumers of plastic. Drinking bottled water is the norm, and each purchase is accompanied by the offer of countless plastic bags and straws. Government figures show...
If coming to the end of high school feels like you’ve arrived at a crossroads, consider taking a year off. Taking the road less traveled and setting off on a gap year could be your chance to learn, grow and decide what you want to do with your life. No, it’s not too...
Are you unsure about starting college right after high school? Learn more about the benefits of taking a gap year and how it will set you apart when you apply for college admission. Deciding whether to attend college right after graduating from high school is a big...
So you’ve heard about the many benefits of taking a gap year? Perhaps this is because of Malia Obama’s well-publicized decision to take a break before college or because your college application letter recommends it. You've weighed up the pros and cons of taking a gap...
Photo: Tim Borny Cross-cultural communication is challenging. Each culture has its own set of rules, and we all carry a collection of cultural biases when we interact with people. For example, in countries like Japan, Indonesia and Thailand strong emotional reactions...
Considering volunteering over Christmas? Learn more about Christmastime in India. India is the country that really does have everything. Within its vast borders you’ll find an incredible range of ancient traditions, culinary delights, languages and landscapes. This...
We live in an interconnected world, with a growing focus on making students specifically more globally-minded. Many organizations and universities refer to this phenomenon as enhancing “global citizenship,” or creating “global citizens.” Here are 7 steps you can take to become a global citizen.
- Cape Coast
- Cape Town
- Chiang Mai
- Community Development
- Fiji Islands
- Gap Year
- GVI Live
- Kampong Cham
- Limpopo and KZN
- Luang Prabang
- Mahe and Curieuse
- Marine Conservation
- Personal Development
- Phang Nga
- Responsible Travel
- Service Learning
- Study Abroad
- Under 18
- Wildlife Conservation
- Women's Empowerment