Let’s be frank; life in the jungle is no picnic. Whether it is the mosquitos, the heat, the rain, or suffering a last-minute defeat in the nightly card game, things can get you down. But there is one aspect of daily existence here at Jalova that is often over-looked...
Photo: James H. You might know that sharks grow tens of thousands of teeth in their lifetimes, but did you know that the health of the oceans depends upon these giant fish? Most people have a primal fear of deep water: something that seems only too natural...
Peru has it all. Dramatic landscapes, a fascinating history, mouth-watering food, ancient cultural practices, amazing architectural feats and endemic plant and wildlife species found nowhere else on earth. All of this combined makes Peru one of the most interesting...
Explore underwater worlds and sea-based careers with one of GVI’s PADI Divemaster internships. Dive into a marine career by becoming a PADI Divemaster. Getting this certification as you carry out an internship in marine conservation in some of the most spectacular...
As the saying goes: ‘Expect the best, plan for the worst’. Cliched or not, we take it to heart. This tenet is at the core of how GVI operates when it comes to promoting the health and safety of our participants, staff, and local community members at all of our 20+...
Photo: ND Strupler One of the best parts about traveling and volunteering in Cambodia is the food. You’ll get a chance to taste local delicacies, eat your weight in street food and discover the flavorful side of Cambodian culture. Culinary heavyweights Thailand and...
Are you excited about volunteering abroad but struggling to raise funds? Have you done the research but don’t know where to begin? Volunteering abroad can be an exciting adventure. It is a time to explore a new country, immerse yourself in a different culture, and...
Students from Scarisbrick Hall High School went to GVI’s community development base in Luang Prabang, Laos, to participate in a service learning group experience. These are their testimonials about their time on project.
Tortoising Around Blog by Ashley It is already my second week here on Curieuse Island and the time seems to be flying by. Right now there are eight volunteers as well as three staff members. GVI does many important surveys and as you can imagine we are quite busy! So...
Taking the step toward making an impact with GVI is a big commitment. It requires a large time, emotional and financial investment that is not often made casually or on the spur of the moment. Many participants will spend months speaking with GVI Enrolment Managers...
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