For a long time, one of my favourite parts of travelling was being cut off from the world back home, allowing me to be immersed in my travel bubble. Meeting new people and experiencing new cultures and adventures, seemed way more important than staying in touch with...
Here at the Kampong Cham base our closest multicultural city is Phnom Penh (just a quick 2 and half hour bus ride away!) This means whenever we find ourselves in Phnom Penh, food becomes a massive priority as it’s our opportunity to delve into all of our cravings and...
Pchum Ben is one of the most significant and important Buddhist festivals in Cambodia, lasting for 15 days throughout the 10th month every year, with its official day being marked on the 27th September. In Khmer, ‘Pchum’ means to congregate whilst ‘Ben’ means to...
One of the most beautiful gifts in life is to breathe and be happy. When you feel good, you emanate a positive energy that reaches out to sweep over everyone and everything around you. To experience happiness it is paramount you ensure that you are in good health, and...
Cesar Chavez once said that; “Real education should consist of drawing the goodness and the best out of our own students. What better books can there be than the book of humanity.“ To build a commitment of providing quality education requires teachers, students and...
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...
Amok around the clock: A day in the life of an intern at GVI Cambodia The life of an intern with GVI Cambodia has been, and continues to be rewarding, dynamic, and very good fun. At first, it was difficult to adjust to the Kampong Cham way of life; the heat and...
The best gap year ideas combine travel, adventure, personal growth, and the chance to do something meaningful. GVI’s gap year programs tick all the right boxes. Taking a gap year is a fulfilling way of exploring the world. Gap year benefits include having the chance...
Ethically Sharing Your Volunteer Experience As human beings, we are natural storytellers; it’s how we bond, connect with others, inspire, and grow. When we experience something new and exciting, we want to share it with our friends and family! Volunteering abroad is...
Where I thought I would find discomfort, such as new foods, new people, new places, I have learned to make my own comfort. I am lucky enough to get to share those comforts with the new volunteers who arrive, but I am even luckier that the city of Kampong Cham has shared these comforts with me.
- 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