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This week I have had the amazing opportunity to volunteer with Global Vision International’s veterinary program. I have one more day left on the project and I am sad to say my time here is almost done. Although I have only been here for one week, I have made friends...
Tour de Tulum is a 30km bicycle ride from our base at Pez Maya to Tulum, combined with a scavenger hunt. It will put our four teams to the ultimate test, to make it through the tasks to get to Tulum, dressed as an endangered marine animal to promote the work of...
This week saw me enter my fourth week volunteering with GVI at Pez Maya, and it is still as beautiful and fulfilling a place as it was when I arrived. My first month has gone too quickly. Although I have settled into the daily routine, I find that I am still learning...
In our exciting alumni showcase series, GVI will be sitting down with alumni volunteers who have been selected for one-on-one interviews that highlight a certain project, location, and volunteer experience, to give an insider’s view on the impact of a volunteer’s...
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...
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...
For the last 3 weeks I have been a volunteer, working on childcare projects in Playa del Carmen, with GVI Mexico. As I reflect on my time here I’m surprised both at how much I’ve learnt and how fast the time has flown. Every day has been so varied, I thought I’d...
I have been giving the most wonderful opportunity to participate in Global Vision International’s long-term internship program where I spend six months in Playa del Carmen, Mexico. I was so looking forward to my trip and to all the new experiences that I will...
I started my internship with GVI in Playa del Carmen on the 7th of January. And being honest with you, after a very rocky start of multiple unfortunate travel events, I came into the house in not the highest of spirits, but hoping for a reason to get back to my happy...
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Some of you may know, we have 3 new male cheetahs on the reserve! So the GVI Karongwe team decided to come up... https://t.co/lH5sd23Xik3 minutes ago
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