AWARDS

GVI prides itself as an award-winning, international volunteer, internship and service learning organisation. Below we have listed some of the reputable awards we have received over the years!

GoAbroad Innovation Awards – Innovation in Sustainability, 2018

The GoAbroad Innovation Awards acknowledges institutions, organizations, and individuals moving the conservation field forward, and commend leaders in the community for their efforts to go beyond the conventional. This award honors commitment to environmental conservation and/or sustainable community development projects through an organization’s programs and day-to-day operations. Nominees are assessed on overall impact, groundbreaking strategies, and integration of the message.

Volunteer Forever – Best Volunteer Abroad Program, 2018

Volunteer Forever announces their Best Volunteer Abroad Programs annually, selected by using their database of 800 international volunteer organizations, 2,500 program reviews and 10,000 volunteer abroad fundraisers. They also take into consideration the history of each organisation to include the number of volunteer alumni and their 5 years of intensive interactions with programs over email, phone, and in-person meetings. GVI's programs received the award for the Best Volunteer Abroad Program for a second year in a row in 2018.

Global Youth Travel Award Finalist – Outstanding Volunteer Project, 2017

The Global Youth Travel Award looks to recognise and showcase volunteer projects that stand out with an emphasis on sustainability, responsibility and best practices. Our Women's Empowerment program in Cape Town has been short-listed amongst the top three contenders for this award in the Outstanding Volunteer Project category.

GoAbroad Innovation Award Finalist: Innovation in Diversity, 2017

Our National Scholarship Programs (NSPs) have been selected as a finalist for the GoAbroad Innovation Awards in the category Innovation in Diversity. GVI runs NSPs in over 15 countries worldwide to enable and fund local nationals to participate in our programs and receive all relevant training. The NSPs are open to any local nationals aged 18 years or above. Chosen candidates will join a team of staff and international volunteers on one of the GVI hubs and take part in every aspect of program life.

GoAbroad Star Verified, 2017

Being GoAbroad Star Verified means that GVI is one of the organisations that GoAbroad has verified to help travellers feel more confident when selecting and applying for international programs featured on their site. Each verification, with the Star Verification being the highest level, has a different set of requirements to verify that providers are honest, sustainable, and most importantly, meaningful.

GoAbroad Top Volunteer Abroad Program, 2016

Go Abroad annually announces their Top Rated Organizations & Programs. This is determined by participant reviews as a way to verify organizations and to get valuable feedback about program experiences, and to highlight exceptional organizations and programs.

GVI's Wildlife Research Expedition in South Africa was awarded as the GoAbroad Top Volunteer Abroad Program for the year of 2016.

GoAbroad Top Internship Organization - Notable Mention, 2016

Go Abroad annually announces their Top Rated Organizations & Programs. This is determined by participant reviews as a way to verify organizations and to get valuable feedback about program experiences, and to highlight exceptional organizations and programs.

GVI received a notable mention as a Top Rated Internship Organization of 2016.

DAN Members Choice Award, 2014

Selected by public nomination, this award commends the diving operation and the dive leader the community felt demonstrated the highest level of dedication to establishing a culture of dive safety. Their participation in DAN (Divers Alert Network)activities, promotion and use of DAN Membership and products and their incorporation of DAN education programs and services has set them apart in the eye of the public.

GVI won the DAN Membership Award in 2014.

The Thailand Green Excellence Awards, 2013

The Thailand Green Excellence Awards UK aims to honour and promote an organisation's dedication to conserve Thailand's natural and cultural resources and support sustainable tourism development together with the growing concern we all have for our planet. GVI received this award in 2013 after having made an outstanding contribution to growing Thailand as a sustainable destination.

THE WORLD RESPONSIBLE TOURISM AWARDS, 2011

The World Responsible Tourism Awards are a global search and celebration of the most inspiring and enduring responsible tourism experiences in the world. GVI won this award in the category, Best Volunteering Organisation, after showing the massive impact we make on the ground and how our volunteers' efforts make a sustainable difference.

GoAbroad Innovation Awards – Innovative Student Video, 2018

As the leading resource for meaningful travel, GoAbroad presents annual awards recognizing innovation in international education. The winners are selected by a prestigious and selective group of international educators known as the GoAbroad Innovations Academy. This award recognizes a student-created video that captures the true essence of an international education program. Videos should demonstrate highlights of the program, an understanding of global awareness, and active student participation. Our video, produced by one of our volunteers in Chiang Mai, was highlighted as a nominee for 'Innovative Student Video' in 2018.

Tutorful – Best Volunteer Abroad Project, 2018

Tutorful recently featured GVI as part of their ongoing mission to help generate awareness for the most awe-inspiring conservation projects around the world. Our wildlife conservation program was highlighted as the Best Volunteer Abroad Project for 2018, chosen from a list of hundreds of projects and being referred to as "a once in a lifetime experience".

 

 

Innovations Academy Award Member, 2017

Our innovative CEO, Steve Gwenin, has been invited to join the Innovations Academy, the group of influential leaders chosen to evaluate award nominees of the GoAbroad Innovation Awards. based on your outstanding commitment and contributions to the field of international education.

"You’ve been selected for this exciting role based on your outstanding commitment and contributions to the field of international education. We greatly value your experience and knowledge of cross-cultural programs and would be honored to welcome you as a member of the Academy." Megan Lee, Go Abroad Director, 2017

GoAbroad Top Volunteer Abroad Organization, 2016

Go Abroad annually announces their Top Rated Organizations & Programs. This is determined by participant reviews as a way to verify organizations and to get valuable feedback about program experiences, and to highlight exceptional organizations and programs.

GVI received the GoAbroad Top Volunteer Abroad Organization award in 2016.

Volunteer Forever: Best Volunteer Abroad Program, 2017

Volunteer Forever annually announces their Best Volunteer Abroad Programs, Organizations, & Projects by using their database of 800 international volunteer organizations; 2,500 program reviews; and 10,000 volunteer abroad fundraisers. They also take into consideration the history of each organization to include the number of volunteer alumni and their 5 years of intensive interactions with programs over email, phone, and in-person meetings. GVI's programs received the award for the Best Volunteer Abroad Programs!

GoAbroad Top Youth Travel Program, 2016

Go Abroad annually announces their Top Rated Organizations & Programs. This is determined by participant reviews as a way to verify organizations and to get valuable feedback about program experiences, and to highlight exceptional organizations and programs.

GVI's Under 18's Volunteer and Adventure Experience in Nepal was awarded as the GoAbroad Top Youth Travel Program for the year of 2016.

National Geographic Traveler's “50 Tours of a Lifetime”, 2015

GVI's Volunteer with Children in Costa Rica program was selected as one of National Geographic Traveler magazine’s ninth annual “50 Tours of a Lifetime,” and was featured in the May 2015 issue.

We were also listed on a special Tours of a Lifetime landing page on National Geographic Traveler’s award-winning website.

Global Youth Travel Award – Outstanding Volunteer Project, 2013

The Global Youth Travel Award looks to recognise and showcase volunteer projects that stand out with an emphasis on sustainability, responsibility and best practices. Our Volunteer Projects in Fiji received this award in 2013, “GVI Fiji employs a holistic approach to community support and development integrating local youth and international volunteer led programs to promote sustainable village infrastructure, educational enrichment, and environmentally conscious resource use".

DAN Members Choice Award, 2012

Selected by public nomination, this award commends the diving operation and the dive leader the community felt demonstrated the highest level of dedication to establish-ing a culture of dive safety. Their participation in DAN (Divers Alert Network)activities, promotion and use of DAN Membership and products and their incorporation of DAN education programs and services has set them apart in the eye of the public.

“Simply put, Global Vision International provides exceptional dive training and the opportunity to use that training while supporting conservation initiatives. I have never met divers that are as competent, knowledgeable and safe as the staff at GVI.”
2012 DAN Member Choice Awards Nomination

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