''I would like to thank the GVI Water Security Project for reaching out to help communities where it matters most.''
– Fiji Red Cross
''GVI's dive safety standards are exemplary - DAN''
||We choose GVI to help us run our volunteer program due to their field structure and excellent reputation - SANParks||
GVI is recognised as the leader in the field for running critical conservation and community development programmes across the globe. Our staff are experts in their field and are based in 16 locations across 10 countries, year round. We work with high profile partners, including Save The Children, SANParks, WWF, Fiji Red Cross, PADI and other government organisations, which enables us to access areas others are simply unable to reach.
Our university group programmes are designed to fully immerse and challenge students in contrasting environments. Typically trips are one to two weeks in length and are varied, exciting and tailored to ensure that students have a life-changing, memorable and positive learning experience. We have a thorough understanding of intercultural issues that may affect your students and have worked with universities from all over the world such as Duke University, Stanford University and Northeastern University.
We have also recently developed a range of programmes that focus on the educational elements more heavily, which follow a curriculum, and include pre and post-trip elements, under the GVI international service learning brand. Service learning is the combination of in-class learning, hands-on experience or service, and periods of reflective learning, all of which are aimed at developing students to become global citizens.
To view our example university group programmes which mainly focus on the service element, please see below, or to explore our range of international service learning programs, which have a greater emphasis on education pre and post-trip, please visit our new Service Learning website via the button below.
Not a university group? We have plenty of programmes for individuals looking to join a group. Have a browse through our exciting programmes here.
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This is a wonderful opportunity for students to discover and learn about the world’s barrier reef and/or earn a PADI diving certificate.
Live, work and learn with our communities. Immerse yourself in a different culture and make a genuine difference on our award winning wildlife, community, construction and conservation projects.
Students can enhance their knowledge of wildlife conservation and make a difference on our award winning programme in Africa.
TAILOR MADE EXPERIENCES
Our projects are tailor-made to suit each group’s requirements. Our Group Travel Expert will design an experience to suit your interests and goals. Contact us on +44 (0)1727 250 250 to start planning your journey.
Support our efforts to conserve a key environmental area in Southern Thailand by getting involved in our holisitic conservation programme.
Our programs are perfect for any university group looking to get involved with service learning. Each of our projects can be tailor made to hit your group aims and objectives.