Contained within the recently published GVI Impact & Ethics Report are numerous stories of success from GVI programs across the globe. Hearing the stories of the real impact GVI has in these locations is a source of inspiration for all of us. The insights provided...
It is hard to choose a moment to describe when everyday here has been incredible and life changing. Being welcomed into this village by the amazing Karen people has been an eye opening and heart-warming experience that I will never forget. Every time I meet a new...
To maintain current ethical and empowering practices within an industry it is often necessary to reflect on previous performances, and GVI have done just that. This helps to ensure we, as an organisation, are moving in the right direction. From the recent Impact and...
My first week in Huay Pakoot has opened my eyes to a staggeringly different but beautiful way of life. Within only a week I have seen seven elephants in their natural habitat, taught the local children at the Anuban, attempted Pakinyaw and learnt how to embrace a...
The history of elephants in Thailand is a tale of how a noble beast ended up in camps. But the story is starting to turn around. Find out how elephants became prominent in the tourism industry in Thailand, and how GVI is part of their new chapter. Elephants are so...
Volunteering isn’t only for ambitious teenagers and university students. The best volunteer abroad programs are suitable for all adults, so you can make an impact at any age. Altruism is ageless. All you need to volunteer abroad is a desire to contribute to positive...
Throughout the last few months, we at GVI Chiang Mai have been hard at work to ensure that this project continues to go from strength to strength. We have been buoyed by the arrival of Kah Moon's daughter - a beautiful baby elephant; now, just over a month old....
We are absolutely delighted to bring you the news that the rumours of Kah Moon's pregnancy were recently proved true, as she has given birth to a healthy female calf! We began to suspect this to be the case around March of this year, as it can be difficult to tell...
I’m a student. I live off coffee. I love waking up and smelling the warm aromas of freshly brewed coffee wafting from my mug and gracefully lifting me from my sleepy daze. The thought of waking up in the morning and having no coffee, or even worse, instant coffee...
This blog post prompt asks me to write about an experience I have had since being on the project. How fascinating to ask for one single experience when the entire project has been an immersive experience worth writing about. I must say one of the most jarring moments...
- Cape Coast
- Cape Town
- Chiang Mai
- Community Development
- Fiji Islands
- Gap Year
- GVI Live
- Kampong Cham
- Luang Prabang
- Mahe and Curieuse
- Marine Conservation
- Personal Development
- Phang Nga
- Responsible Travel
- Service Learning
- Study Abroad
- Under 18
- Wildlife Conservation
- Women's Empowerment