6 Reasons Why You’ll Fall in Love with Cambodia’s People People always ask me what my favourite part of Cambodia is. Is it the food? The people? The climate? The rich culture? Temples and pagodas? I know, I know – it’s the monkeys!? My answer is always the same -...
Inequality between genders doesn’t only affect individuals – it can change entire economies. As a sustainable volunteer program provider, GVI takes into account the importance of gender equality in development. What does gender inequality look like? It’s women...
I’ve been living in a lovely little village called Huay Pakoot in the remote hills, near to Chiang Mai for a week now, and I am in my elephant (excuse the cheesy elephant pun). I am living in a homestay in a gorgeous, simple wooden house on stilts. With three young...
If you’re wondering what to do in a gap year, consider GVI’s gap year programs in Costa Rica. What is a gap year? In essence, this is your chance to take a break from your studies, or time off before you start working full time, to travel the world, learn new skills,...
When you’re thinking of things to do in a gap year, deciding on a volunteer program that tailors to your aspirations rather than your age may offer the best benefits. Gap year opportunities are a chance for personal growth and development, something that you can go...
Spend your high school vacation doing something worth talking about when school starts again. Choose one of the best volunteer programs for high school students. Volunteering during high school is one of the best decisions you can make. GVI’s teen volunteer programs...
The best volunteer programs abroad are the ones aligned to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs). Seventeen goals are mapped out for each part of development that is important, with “Life on Land” listed as Goal 15. The UN aims to achieve progress...
A GVI former volunteer, Kristina Jenkins, shares what she learned about the Karen people during her volunteer trip to Thailand with GVI. Karen people are a group situated in South East Asia. Their origins can be traced back as far as the Gobi desert in Mongolia and...
Community volunteers can make a positive impact in really unexpected ways. And that’s just what they did in Cusco, one of the best places to visit in Peru. In Peru, Cusco, a community volunteer project contributed to a boost in the business sustainability of Peruvian...
Taking a gap year doesn’t mean wasting a year you could have spent studying. Instead, taking a gap year can help you make the right choice for your future studies. A gap year experience can help you find your passion, which plays an important role when choosing a...
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