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Ten awesome gap year ideas for students

Ten awesome gap year ideas for students

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...

Finding Comfort Outside Your Comfort Zone

Finding Comfort Outside Your Comfort Zone

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.

Weddings and Waterfights – Celebrations in Cambodia

Weddings and Waterfights – Celebrations in Cambodia

The pinnacle of the many cultural and religious festivals in Cambodia is Khmer New Year. Falling in April at roughly the same time as Songkran in Laos and Thailand, the festival celebrates the end of the previous year and the promise of good fortune in the next. Similar to the Lao and Thai celebrations, the festival involves fireworks, street parties and water fights!

One Year On

One Year On

We are coming up to our one year anniversary of launching the first GVI hub in Kampong Cham, Cambodia. We first began here in June, drawing up plans and researching the community to ensure we created meaningful projects that tackled the most pressing challenges here....