6:00 AM the alarm goes off. But let’s be honest, I’ve already been up for an hour already. I pack my bag with all the essentials because I won’t be coming back to my room until the sun starts to set. I throw on whatever clothing is the least smelly and mud caked. And...
1) Where Is Ghana? Talk to most people about Ghana and they’re likely to ask ‘Where’s that?’ Ghana is pretty much right at the centre of the world, being both incredibly close to the equator and on the line representing 0° longitude. On a world map you’ll find it on...
Q: How do you find the biggest Giant Tortoise on the Island? A: You don’t, instead you find a new tortoise altogether!
It has come to the end of the 2017 Curieuse Giant Tortoise census so the last few weeks have been busy trying to find the last few tortoises still unaccounted for. One major focus of these searches has been the hunt for MacGregor, the biggest tortoise of them all....
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...
What Is A GVI Internship? All GVI business internships are three-month programs all of which operate over the summer months (although not exclusively so). They all feature the option of extending your program for another 3 months where you’ll be able to get a...
Like many of my stories while volunteering with GVI in Laos, it all started with an existential moment walking down the streets of Luang Prabang. I was walking through rugged sidewalks around construction and motorcycles. I passed under extremely low hanging tarps and...
Are you an ambitious young business student, who knows they have the knowledge, talent, and guts to make it in the competitive world market? Looking for a chance to prove it? GVI’s international business internships will give you that chance and help you show...
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...
It’s very difficult to describe the first time you pick up a baby turtle and hold it, tiny and wriggling, in your hands. This is what I remember the mostly clearly from my time in Thailand – a lot of turtles. I remember being on my hands and knees to scrub...
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