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...
Voluntourism bias We decided to volunteer and visit a new country on a whim for our summer vacation, and chose Laos pretty much out of the blue. Apart from the GVI website- I had no idea what we were getting into. After talking to a previous volunteer ambassador, I...
Are you interested in gaining classroom skills and an internationally recognised TEFL qualification (Teaching English as a Foreign Language) while travelling the world? You’ll never forget the first sea of eager faces. You’ll never forget your first class, your first...
Taking a career break to travel abroad can seem daunting, but if you make the leap, you’ll reap the rewards. Opting to take time out from your job is a chance to hit refresh on your life. It’s your chance to travel the world, learn new skills, discover a new passion,...
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...
Are you interested in learning to scuba dive? Keen to advance your dive experience, while making an impact? Volunteering on specialist marine conservation programs gives you the opportunity to gain scuba diving certifications from the Professional Association of...
The oceans cover 71% of the Earth’s surface and they are a valuable resource to all living creatures. Without water, no life on Earth is possible, so we have to be pro-active in conserving this irreplaceable resource. Whether you are a recreational diver or just a...
Coastal Jaguar Conservation (CJC) is the name of an umbrella research project operated by independent researchers Stephanny Arroyo Arce and myself, Ian Thomson, in Costa Rica. The main goal of the project is to study the jaguar (Panthera onca), other wild cats, and...
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....
- 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