Rhiannon Harvey, Duke University
Since I was working in a large group of sixteen people I also learned leadership, patience, and how to contribute positively to the team, abilities that will all be useful in future employment. But aside from having a positive impact on my future employability, this program left a positive impact on the world around me.
Kevin Hwang, Duke University
I’ve been able to form connections with local villagers and develop lasting relationships over these two months while teaching them skills, mainly English, that they will continue to use and develop after we’ve left. GVI has been integral to my experience here: providing strong leaders, an immersive program, and the opportunity to make a difference.
Emma, Duke University
After eight weeks of participating in a wide variety of activities as a service learningvolunteer, I have learned the value of stepping outside my comfort zone and exploring areas besides animals and science. I used to think my science classes and animal-related extracurriculars at school were sufficient preparation for my future career.
Erin McCarthy, Endicott College
One of the most amazing parts was seeing the sense of community within the townships. It was humbling to hear the people say it doesn’t matter your economic standings, but instead on your respect towards others.
Kori Kosiorek, Endicott College
This experience has truly helped to prepare me for my future as an adult and for my career in nursing, so I thank you!
Erin, Endicott College
I feel as if I gained so much knowledge and was able to be immersed in a captivating culture. I hope to carry on all of the lessons I learned to my future career as a nurse, and my life in general.
Brittany Bushy, Endicott College
The highlight of this trip for me was when I taught a women or child something and they were able to relay it back to me. I truly cannot be more thankful to have has this opportunity to work with the women and children in the townships and know I made an impact.
Abagail Harris, Endicott College
I can’t thank this organization enough for helping me grow and giving me an incredible experience I won’t forget.
Karen Young, Duke University
This trip has been a life-changing experience. In terms of my leadership session, I thought this was extremely helpful in developing my leadership skills. I would recommend GVI because I think they do a great job of focusing on work, but also remembering that understanding the culture is important.
Harshel Garg, Duke University
I’ve learned more than I ever imagined I would. I most definitely would recommend GVI because the organisation of projects, accommodation and resources were exceptional.