I came to Fiji as a Marine Conservation volunteer expecting to stay for 2 months. Caqalai Island and the people I met along the way, had me knowing that this is where I was meant to be. Friday 18th August 2017, my first international flight. After leaving...
If you’re in high school today, chances are you’re way more clued up about global issues than any previous generation. Even more impressive, you’ve probably already contributed to projects in support of causes you truly care about. For you,...
In the weeks leading up to traveling to Cap Ternay I had some expectations of what life would be like on base. To be honest I thought I was going to struggle, whether it be the time difference between home and the Seychelles, or the lack of Wi-Fi so that I couldn’t...
Are you fed up with the way the state of the world is often bemoaned while no one actually seems to do something about it? News bullets abound with shocking statistics concerning the high prevalence of gender violence or the many persons throughout the world who still...
My first week on the project has been a hectic one! After taking part in the project last year for a month I had an idea of what to expect, but I knew a lot would probably have changed, and I knew it would be a whole different experience coming back for 6 months! Upon...
Saludos from Jalova! We just wanted to tell you a little bit about the exciting 24hr survey we carried out from 7pm on the 27th of September till 7pm on the 28th of September. We organized this 24hr survey in order to raise funds to purchase solar panels for the...
“There is pleasure in the pathless woods, There is a rapture on the lonely shore, There is society, where none intrudes, By the deep sea, and music in its roar: I love not man the less, but nature more, From these our interviews, in which I steal From all I may be, or...
If you have a passion for cats, or, in fact, fast cars, it’s likely you’ve read up a bit about the magnificent animal known as the cheetah. Quick, agile, and, at the same time, beautiful, these magnificent cats are the world’s fastest land animal and are, sadly, under...
Spring break and travel go hand in hand. For many students, that means spending a week in the sunshine somewhere beautiful. For GVI alternative spring break volunteers, that means spending a week in the sun somewhere beautiful while contributing to impactful projects....
Although I have already spent over month on Curieuse, the beaches, viewpoints, and animals continues to amaze me. While a fellow volunteer from last month, Anders, blogged about the diverse range of land animals on the island from Aldabra tortoises to skinks and...
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