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!
After two weeks as a volunteer visiting Cambodia, I have seen many amazing sights. But watching the sun rise over the spirals of the famous Angkor Wat temple is one of the most enchanting experiences I’ve had here. The Angkor Wat temple is the biggest in the Angkor...
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....
Original photo: "Laos" by Felixphotography.de is licensed under CC BY 2.0 Volunteering in Laos is an excellent way to gain a deeper understanding of the country. Make the most of your free time in Luang Prabang and explore the city’s culture, history, food, and...
Cambodia is well known for its frequency of national holidays, with a grand number of 28 public holiday days! This makes Cambodia the country with the most national holidays a year. One of the biggest, most extravagant holidays that stretches over a three-day period...
Volunteering abroad as a high school student is one of the best things you can do for yourself, your career, and the world. Instead of spending the summer sitting at home, you can gain international experience and work on sustainable volunteering projects designed...
Summer business internships give you the chance to develop and expand on the skills you’ve learned in the classroom. Spend your summer gaining practical business experience in a country halfway around the world. Work on soft skills such as intercultural fluency,...
How did Power Club become Power Club? Power Club began as the ‘Women’s Empowerment Club’, which then became ‘Girls Club’, which finally became ‘Power Club’ after roughly a month of intense deliberation between the students and teachers. Power Club started off as drop...
10 weekend destinations from Kampong Cham After a busy week on project in Kampong Cham it can be nice to travel away for the weekend and visit some of the amazing places you can reach across Cambodia and further! Throughout my time here I have made sure I have seen as...
Decked in white shirts/blouses and black trousers the fifteen-strong GVI team arrived at the pagoda with lotus flowers as offerings.
- 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