Volunteering as a scuba diver for a marine conservation project is one of the best ways to help our oceans. You'll get to explore parts of an underwater world that few tourists see and all your time and effort will go towards preserving our marine environments for the...
With its towering karst pinnacles, emerald waters, and ancient forests reverberating with the sounds of gibbons and cicadas, Khao Sok National Park perfectly epitomises the rugged and diverse landscape of southern Thailand. With over 35 million visitors in 2017,...
Apparently, I had been a little sleepy because the last image I recall is that of our GVI base disappearing from view as we pull out of Ban Nam Khem. Now, the sound of the cab’s engine cutting off and the shuffling of bags stirs me awake. My eyes pop open, shaking off...
Our world, and the wildlife within it, is being threatened by unsustainable human behavior. This issue is prevalent in Thailand, as evidenced by often irresponsible practices within its wildlife tourism industry. While immersing yourself in the coastal province of...
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...
In Thailand, conservation awareness is critical as many animals are abused in the tourism trade. On the weekends, many volunteers want to take part in touristic attractions, and a part of that includes visits to exotic animals that cannot be seen in the western world....
I’ll forever remember the day I sat in front of my computer screen after just receiving confirmation from GVI that I had booked a six-week short-term internship in Thailand. A place so foreign and with a language I could not speak, but with a program, I was highly...
I still remember the first time I walked into one of the classes 2 months ago. At that point, I had no idea how I was going to cope with all those playful kids. As the time passed by, everything went more smoothly and I really saw the children’s English improving. As...
Shark Guardian Book Launch Shark Guardian Partnership Educating the younger generation on the importance of sharks across their local marine ecosystems is an important focal point if we are to ensure the survival of these amazing creatures. Thailand has a wide variety...
It’s very difficult to describe the first time you pick up a baby turtle and hold it, tiny and wriggling, in your hands. Read about my memories volunteering with turtles in Thailand.
- 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