Our elders have something no other group in society has: They’ve lived an entire lifetime. Indigenous elders often have something even more powerful: centuries of knowledge around how to interact sustainably with nature. Before Europeans arrived, Indigenous people in...
Hola amigos, and bienvenidos once again to the GVI Jalova Blog This month in wonderful Jalova has been a busy one, and I shall try once again to put some it down in words! After the seemingly years of rain we’ve had here, many of us are happy that the sun has come...
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...
Finding Comfort Outside Your Comfort Zone When traveling to a new country for an extended period of time (in my case, a month and a half) you have some fears about whether or not you will be able to find comfort in your new lifestyle, and with being so far from the...
I volunteered with GVI in South Africa, where I was involved in the wildlife research program in Karongwe Private Game Reserve. The base is situated in the North of the country, in a province called Limpopo, home to the Kruger National Park and many other nature...
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...
One of the main questions you might ask yourself before choosing a volunteering project is “Why do I have to pay to volunteer abroad?” Programs can be expensive and it’s natural to wonder where your money is going. Your hard work and passion are valuable, but...
Thinking about volunteering in Zambia? Sign up for a girls empowerment project! Gender equality is crucial to sustainable development, and gender bias is still deeply embedded in many cultures and economies. It's a problem that affects men and women and stunts...
Original photo: "Luang Prabang Sunrise" by WIL is licenced under CC BY 2.0 There are many reasons to visit the town of Luang Prabang. But as a volunteer in this historic town along the Mekong river, you can experience all the setting has to offer, while working...
- 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