Did you know that while volunteering in Latin America you can sample appetising and nutritious meals based on the food traditions of ancient civilizations? The Maya, Inca, and Aztec people built prominent civilizations throughout Mexico, and Central and South America....
What is a GVI internship? A GVI internship includes: structured, on-the-job, training one-on-one mentorship. a letter of recommendation. ILM certified leadership certificate certificate of completion specific certificates: such as GVI Biological Survey Course, EFR...
How do you spend your days off in Costa Rica? If you would like to relax on the beach, hang out with sloths, and enjoy local food all in one day, then follow our guide to a day visiting Manuel Antonio National Park. Our GVI base in Quepos is located only a 15-minute...
Spring break and travel go hand in hand. For many students that means spending a week in the sunshine somewhere beautiful. But what if you could have more? For GVI’s alternative spring break volunteers, that means spending a week in the sun somewhere beautiful while...
Have you ever imagined trekking in the rainforest to track an elusive jaguar, or helping hawksbill turtles hatch and return safely to the sea? Perhaps you would like to teach children English, then spend your weekends exploring waterfalls or climbing volcanoes?...
Do you love sea turtles? Are you concerned about them being endangered and want to learn what can be done about it? Marine environments are incredibly fragile, and the sea life that depends on it for survival is increasingly threatened by pollution, human development,...
On July 11th, 2016, I arrived in Quepos for the second time. I felt less nervous, more prepared and definitely excited. This is my second year volunteering here in Quepos; I spent four weeks in June 2015 with GVI, also on the teaching English program. After my time...
It was my second week as a volunteer in the Community Development Project in el Cocal when we were met with the news that the school we work in was taking part in a nation-wide teacher strike. For the children this would be a cause for celebration – no school! But for...
“Education is for improving the lives of others and leaving the community and world better than you found it.” – Martan Wright Edelman The community that I am supporting and educating through GVI is called El Cocal. Cocal is an illegal community predominately occupied...
Enough said! Just kidding, it's really not that bad. But one thing you must remember when deciding Costa Rica is the bugs. The trick is to make friends with them. If you read the field guide, you'll see the living conditions described as 'basic'. This for me is an...
- 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