Now that Spring is approaching, many high school and college-aged students are considering what to do with their spring breaks as well as their summers. GVI offers alternative spring break projects doing marine conservation in Mexico or community development...
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...
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...
You’ve just set foot back home. You’re excited, you’re home, you’re…feeling odd? Confused? Depressed? You’re experiencing reverse culture shock. What is Reverse Culture Shock? Reverse culture shock, also called re-entry shock,...
This year, why not take the time to improve yourself and give back during your school holidays? GVI can help you gain valuable skills that you can’t learn in the classroom! If you’re thinking about going on one of our international volunteering projects, but you...
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...
One of the most important skills to obtain when going abroad is “intercultural competency,” as it provides an individual with a greater capacity for cultural understanding and problem-solving.
If you are interested in learning more about study abroad, and you would like to know how to further develop your global, community-building skills, you should investigate international service-learning! International service-learning is a blend between international...
No matter how well-traveled you are, there are always new things to learn about yourself, the places you visit, and their cultural contexts. One constant in all of this ever-changing reality is the way you decide to approach, and learn from, your travel adventure. I...
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