In 2017, we visited a government primary school in Pokhara, Nepal. At the time, the school had 47 students and seven staff members. When we met the Principal he explained that his goal was to have his students feel happy and proud of their learning environment. His...
Gap year travel is a chance for you to finally go on those adventures you’ve spent years daydreaming about in the classroom. However, figuring out the how, where and why of your travels can be daunting. Here is our gap year travel planner to help you get started. ...
Want to make a positive impact to our marine environment, but you’re not a marine biologist? Dreaming of tropical beaches and bringing out your inner mermaid or merman? Well, you’ve come to the right place – let’s go to Mexico! Marine ecosystems are under more...
Gaining your PADI certification is an opportunity to hone your diving skills in adventurous locations. When you train with GVI, becoming a certified diver can also be a great opportunity to help safeguard the oceans. Roughly 70 percent of Earth is underwater. So,...
Throughout the last few months, we at GVI Chiang Mai have been hard at work to ensure that this project continues to go from strength to strength. We have been buoyed by the arrival of Kah Moon's daughter - a beautiful baby elephant; now, just over a month old....
Waking up at four in the morning, you move to pull on your shoes, only to find one of them is occupied by a small, bright green frog. You’re at the wildlife conservation base in Limpopo, South Africa. You might see an elephant visit the backyard of the base. You...
Tanzania ties together impactful volunteer projects with some of the best adventure opportunities in Africa. There’s a wide range of volunteer opportunities that cover sectors from healthcare to education and environmental protection. Whether you’re seeking to find a...
Costa Rica is leading the world in efforts to protect the environment. How is this tiny country making such big changes, and how can you get involved? Tiny but mighty Costa Rica is home to six percent of the world’s biodiversity. In a bid to protect the natural...
STA Travel is the largest student and youth travel company. We've been booking affordable adventures for awesome humans since 1979. We have more than 2,000 people in over 200 branches in 12 different countries, with franchises and business partners in another 50...
You’ve finally done it. It’s official. You’re going to volunteer abroad. You’re probably bursting with anticipation for your start date. Then suddenly, the reality of planning for your trip sets in. Perhaps you chose one of the wildlife conservation programs, or maybe...
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