Majestic fog-enshrouded temples nestled in mountainous terrain is often the first image that one conjures up when thinking of Bhutan. That is if one is able to conjure up an image at all. Bhutan is a seldom travelled destination. A visa costs 200 GBP per day, making...
I’m now in my second year of being in Huay Pakoot… It’s been such a crazy and special year settling into life here, getting to know the people and culture, and playing a part in developing this awesome project. It’s gone so fast, but when I look back we seem to have...
Spring break and travel go hand in hand. For many students that means spending a week in the sunshine somewhere beautiful. But what if you could have more? For GVI’s alternative spring break volunteers, that means spending a week in the sun somewhere beautiful while...
Wildlife internships are a chance to gain practical experience and professional development. GVI’s wildlife conservation internships boost opportunities for careers in the industry. Working with animals, living in a beautiful location, and contributing to a cause you...
The female cheetah’s ears rotate slowly, listening. Her lithe body is hidden by the trees she’s in. Her whiskers are pointed forward. She’s anxious. A lion pride is in the grassland in front of her. She skirts around them, staying hidden in the trees. She has good...
You are looking an elephant straight in the eye. Naturally curious, it's calmly exploring your vehicle, and you, with its trunk. This is the African big five experience you’ve dreamed of. Wildlife conservation volunteering with GVI makes experiences like this a...
Mornings here start with noise. The noise of a small village slowly stirring and getting ready to face the day. Roosters start crowing before the dawn – sometimes I hear a crackle of fire as the mahouts gather round to make their breakfast. Motorbike engines start –...
Costa Rica is a dynamic country in Central America, known for its magnificent wildlife, stunning coastlines and volcanoes. The country has an abundance of tropical rainforests, jungles and endless golden stretches of Caribbean and Pacific beaches. Needless to say,...
Taking the leap If you had told me this time last year that I would be completely in love with South Africa and never wanted to leave, I'd have been skeptical. I discovered GVI several years ago and while I wanted to join a program, I had a full time job as a primary...
Both are endangered. One is a predator. The other is prey. We delve into how this new relationship came to be, in Tortuguero National Park, Costa Rica. On the sandy beach of Tortuguero National Park, you find two sets of prints, and signs of a dramatic struggle. One...
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