Original photo: Ninara Zambia is an under-the-radar adventure destination. Now is the perfect time to visit, before everyone else finds out about the country’s delights. On your visit to Zambia, you can experience life stripped back to the basics. Enjoy humble camps...
Whether you want to go into business, continue with your education, or aren’t sure what you want to do yet, taking a gap year to volunteer could be the best choice for you when you finish school. Doing a gap year is one of the most exciting opportunities that a young...
Inequality between the genders doesn’t just affect individuals – it can change entire economies. As a sustainable volunteer program provider, GVI takes into account the importance of gender equality in development. What does gender inequality look like? It is women...
Twenty years ago when you volunteered abroad, you didn't have to think about being "present". Without social media and smartphones, there wasn't much of an alternative. Fast forward to present day and it's hard to find someone who isn't wheeling a selfie stick,...
An oasis in the South Pacific Ocean, the islands of Fiji are the perfect place to volunteer, in one of the most beautiful locations on Earth. Alongside volunteering in Fiji with GVI, there are a myriad of opportunities for you to make the most of your time in the...
The United Nations (UN) recently revealed that 55% of the world’s population lives in urban areas, with that number estimated to rise to 68% by 2050. With more of us inhabiting towns and cities than ever before, the urge to reconnect with nature is undeniable. While...
If coming to the end of high school feels like you’ve arrived at a crossroads, consider taking a year off. Taking the road less traveled and setting off on a gap year could be your chance to learn, grow and decide what you want to do with your life. No, it’s not too...
Are you unsure about starting college right after high school? Learn more about the benefits of taking a gap year and how it will set you apart when you apply for college admission. Deciding whether to attend college right after graduating from high school is a big...
So you’ve heard about the many benefits of taking a gap year? Perhaps this is because of Malia Obama’s well-publicized decision to take a break before college or because your college application letter recommends it. You've weighed up the pros and cons of taking a gap...
Photo: Tim Borny Cross-cultural communication is challenging. Each culture has its own set of rules, and we all carry a collection of cultural biases when we interact with people. For example, in countries like Japan, Indonesia and Thailand strong emotional reactions...
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