Original photo: Silver Blue So you‘ve decided to volunteer in India, and are looking forward to exploring this beautiful country. With GVI’s three projects in Cochin, Kerala, you are spoiled for choice on things to do while you are in Kerala. India is a vast country,...
Are you unsure about starting college right after high school? Learn more about the benefits of taking a gap year and how it will set you apart when you apply for college admission. Deciding whether to attend college right after graduating from high school is a big...
Some days can be very exciting at Camp Curieuse. Take this past Wednesday for instance. After a long morning doing beach profiling and turtle nest excavation at Grande Anse, we trekked out again at 5:00 pm to go ‘sharking’
Have you ever imagined trekking in the rainforest to track an elusive jaguar, or helping hawksbill turtles hatch and return safely to the sea? Perhaps you would like to teach children English, then spend your weekends exploring waterfalls or climbing volcanoes?...
A little blog about Buddhism and art in Cambodia With no background in art I arrived in Cambodia and was instantly stunned by the beautiful statues that can be found all across the country. Over a month in, I’ve now done a little research about the different statues...
Our oceans cover 71% of the earth’s surface and they are a valuable resource to all living creatures. Without water, no life on earth is possible, so we have to be pro-active in conserving this irreplaceable resource Whether you are a recreational diver or just a fan...
Original photo: LoriQoPB Volunteering in Cambodia's capital city, Phnom Penh is a festival for the senses. The busy streets are full of speeding motorbikes, the air is perfumed with delicious street food, and the Mekong River meanders at a slow pace in the distance....
Photo: Tim Borny You might think of hunger as a few belly rumbles before dinner. But in many countries hunger takes on a much more frightening form. Every day, 815 million people live in hunger, according to the United Nations (UN). Experts predict that a further two...
So you’ve heard about the many benefits of taking a gap year? Perhaps this is because of Malia Obama’s well-publicized decision to take a break before college or because your college application letter recommends it. You've weighed up the pros and cons of taking a gap...
Photo: Alex Carter The internet is flooded with awe-inspiring pictures of white sand beaches, mountaintop views, and everyday travelers volunteering around the world. After a while you start to think, “How can I get there? How can I make this happen for me?” Why not...
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