Imagine waking up every morning to the ocean waves breaking just a couple feet from the front of your hut. That is every morning at Pez Maya. I was a volunteer for two months at base, and then returned as a scholar in the beginning of January! It has been an...
Having heard about GVI through a friend back in the UK, I decided to sign up for a month. I chose to work on one of the GVI programs in a Special Needs School called `Centro de Atención Integral` (escuelita) in Playa del Carmen, Mexico. Having had experience working...
Song kran is one of the biggest festivals in Thailand. It represents the New Year and happens every year between the 13th-15th April; following the lunar calendar similar to that of many Asian countries. The festival traditionally involves people pouring water over...
With 21 years I have felt like it`s about time to leave Europe and see something completely different. After taking my first long distance flight (witch was amazing btw! So many movies, comfortable seats and quite good food), I ended up at Curious Island. I really...
2017 is upon us! As you run down your checklist of things you want to accomplish this year, be sure to keep a spare sheet of paper for the top volunteering projects where you want to visit and volunteer! Further Reading: 17 Excellent Reasons to Volunteer in 2017...
Despite an awesome barbecue (including lots and lots of Hawaiian shirts) to end week four, week five kicked off on a rather sad note – three of our dearly beloved volunteers left camp to go home or embark on further adventures. They left many a broken heart behind...
I have been at Pez Maya for just over a month and can safely say that my time here has been pretty fantastic! My first week went quite quickly; doing a swim test and sitting in on presentations about the coral reef. We learned about different hazards the reefs around...
We live in an interconnected world, with a growing focus on becoming more globally-minded. Many organizations and universities refer to this phenomenon as enhancing “global citizenship,” or creating “global citizens,” and encourage a variety of international...
New Year, new you! Now it’s time to choose some travel-related resolutions that will refresh and invigorate your year. This year, put an even richer spin on your travel goals by incorporating aspects of community development into the places that you go. Below are five...
With the growth of the Internet and social media, the world continues to grow smaller and smaller – and more easily reachable. Ideas, and now even people, can spread quickly. For students in particular, this reality holds thick potential for career development...
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