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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Genevieve George

Being in Nepal not only enriched my global perspective, it helped me appreciate home even more. If anyone is looking to make a difference while making a life long (and life changing) memories, they should definitely sign up to come to Pokhara through GVI or AFS.

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Eric Martin, AFS

I’m glad I was able to go to Nepal and join up with GVI’s incredible staff. They made the trip go through without a hitch and on every survey they gave me, I rated the staff a 10. The thing I loved the most though, was how understanding they were.

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Elissa, Wellspring Learning Community

This trip has been enlightening getting to know how the new environment around me works and getting to know the culture and religion was a way that helped me in understanding Nepal. This experience allowed me to challenge myself by going on a trek and face my fear of heights by crossing the bridge twice.

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Mohamed, Wellspring Learning Community

I enjoyed the Nepalese people themselves and how polite they are. I feel so privileged to have such an experience, from the trek to helping out young kids at the school.

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Amal, Wellspring Learning Community

I now realise that a lot of people are really in need but we don’t realise that because we don’t see that or talk about them. I have definitely developed new skills and I have learned a lot about myself and my personality. This trip was life changing for me and I would definitely go through this experience over again.

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Matthew Leadbetter

I thoroughly recommend GVI to anyone; whether you are an educator looking to take a group away, or an individual looking for a career break or some volunteering experience, GVI will cater for you.

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Susan Greaney

The students who participated have been thrilled at the amazing results from their efforts!

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Tim Douglas

By enabling your students – our next generation - to see and experience the world for themselves we can help them become active global citizens.

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