Volunteering in India and teaching sports is a fantastic way to pass on your love for and knowledge about physical activity. Here is GVI’s guide to making sure that you stay active as well when you volunteer in Kerala, India. Volunteering in India on GVI’s sports...
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...
Imagine the sight of the deep red sun rising over the African bushveld. The camel thorn trees are casting their silhouettes across the cinematic sunrise, and the Drakensberg mountains are towering above you. The swelling/growing light shows you the national park that...
In the wake of #MeToo, women and men are re-evaluating issues of gender inequality and sexual harassment in their own lives. Within this context, a powerful tweet by Tanushree Dutta spurred debate about the movement’s relevance in India. Thanks to this ever-growing...
Collins Dictionary recently announced that their word of the year is ‘single-use’, reflecting the current zeitgeist of finding more sustainable ways to live, both at home and while traveling abroad. This shift in thinking is a key part of responsible travel. Being a...
It is really difficult to sum up the multitude of experiences that I had during the nine weeks I spent with GVI in Luang Prabang between November and February in 2017/18. What were the highlights? Luang Prabang itself: with it’s temples, monks and novices, it’s gentle...
Being immersed in another culture is one of the most important and enjoyable parts of traveling. But can you take it too far? Traveling abroad with an open mind means exploring the customs, cuisine and fashion of another culture. Yet adopting the practices of a...
It’s not like Glastonbury – there no mud for a start – and it’s definitely not like Coachella. It’s actually a more traditional festival. The ‘Bon Om Touk’ to be specific. That’s the ‘Royal Cambodian Water Festival’ for non-Khmer speaking laypeople like me. Given it...
Trek around the renowned Incan ruins of Machu Picchu, explore the architecture of Lima – reminiscent of the region’s colonial past – or savor delicacies in the buzzing city of Cusco. These are some of the top reasons to visit Peru this year as a tourist or volunteer....
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...
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