It has been a pleasure to host Dr Bryan McAlister-Grande for the past week here in Nepal. Bryan joined us as GVI Sustainable Development Fellow (2019-20). He received his Master of Education and Doctor of Education degrees from the Harvard Graduate School of...
The cry of “Howzat!” echoes off the walls of the surrounding buildings, with shouts of dissenting voices following hot on hits heels. Friendly arguments then ensue, with the final decision being “Not out” and the game continues. This all takes place in a central...
This poem was written and performed by Carole and Tom on the eve of their departure from Nepal. When you reflect back, its incredible to note what an impact communities and experiences have had on you as individuals, its not always about what I am bringing. On...
Namaste! – I bow to the god within you “Namaste Chet Ji” is the greeting given to our Nepalese language teacher. He is of small stature as are most of the people of this mountain nation, but not small in personality. His wire framed glasses hide his slightly squint...
“Anyone coming out for Brownies? Cinnamon roll is good too. Or we could go for rice pudding” Somebody said after our first dinner. I was pleasantly surprised to learn that Nepal could cater for our Western weaknesses! Earlier in the day I had discovered that I...
Nepal travel tends to include images of visitors trekking the Himalayan mountains, exploring holy temples, and enjoying the many outdoor adventures Nepal has to offer. Despite its beauty, communities in Nepal are still reeling from the impact of the 2015 Nepal...
You’re ascending some of the world’s highest peaks, in the middle of one of the most geographically diverse countries on the planet. You’re trekking in the Himalayas, and it’s a dream come true. GVI is here every step of the way as you take the trip of a lifetime and...
Nepal is one of the most varied and scenic countries on earth. The scenery ranges from the towering Himalayas to the north to the Chitwan jungle to the south. The locals often say that Nepal stands for ‘Never Ending Peace and Love’. It is hard not to fall in love with...
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...
Don’t take it from us – let a teen volunteer group who joined us in Nepal tell you about their life-changing experiences during their time abroad.
- 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