Many things in life come down to whether you have the time or the money. Making a contribution to initiatives is no different, and anyone with an altruistic streak will eventually find themselves questioning whether it is better to give to a charity or volunteer. The...
Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) might sound like a tongue twister, but it’s not! It’s a great way to learn a new set of skills while opening doors to opportunities throughout the world. Over the last few years, there has been an upward trend in the...
If you’re planning on taking a gap year before law school, you should know that you can have fun and work toward a career in law at the same time. Choosing to go on a gap year before college gives you a breather from your studies. It also helps you gain skills and...
When I decided to make the journey from Huddersfield, England to the GVI base camp here on Curieuse I had a very open mindset as to what I had signed up for. Arriving at base camp last weekend I discovered that there is a lot more to ‘island life’ than meets the eye....
Are you interested in gap year travel? Why not volunteer while you travel and learn new, worthwhile skills to add to your CV? GVI offers many awe-inspiring gap year programs. These will send you home with amazing memories, and also add many skills to your personal...
To maintain current ethical and empowering practices within an industry it is often necessary to reflect on previous performances, and GVI have done just that. This helps to ensure we, as an organisation, are moving in the right direction. From the recent Impact and...
My first week in Huay Pakoot has opened my eyes to a staggeringly different but beautiful way of life. Within only a week I have seen seven elephants in their natural habitat, taught the local children at the Anuban, attempted Pakinyaw and learnt how to embrace a...
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...
If you’re about to set off on an under 18 volunteer abroad adventure, read our tips for what to pack for a school trip abroad. School trips abroad will test your independence, teamwork skills, sense of adventure – and packing skills. Figuring out what to pack, or not...
Cesar Chavez once said that; “Real education should consist of drawing the goodness and the best out of our own students. What better books can there be than the book of humanity.“ To build a commitment of providing quality education requires teachers, students and...
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