Spring break and travel go hand in hand. For many students that means spending a week in the sunshine somewhere beautiful. But what if you could have more? For GVI’s alternative spring break volunteers, that means spending a week in the sun somewhere beautiful while...
“Soft skills” is a term used by employers to describe the personality traits and interpersonal skills required of employees to succeed in almost any job. In recent years, soft skills have become even more important to success in a professional career. They have become...
Taking the leap If you had told me this time last year that I would be completely in love with South Africa and never wanted to leave, I'd have been skeptical. I discovered GVI several years ago and while I wanted to join a program, I had a full time job as a primary...
Departure Where is Laos? This is the question that I heard most at the end of 2016. That was the period preceding my first journey to South East Asia, precisely to this mysterious country. The departure time arrived, and I was getting progressively more excited and...
If you are considering teaching English abroad, there are a number of questions to be answered before embarking on an expensive teacher training program or committing to a teaching contract that can be one or two years long. I’ve volunteered abroad as an English...
You don't need to be the star quarterback or run for student council to lead others. One of the best ways to gain leadership experience and boost your employability is to volunteer abroad. You'll have the opportunity to make a difference while gaining valuable...
Are you considering taking the plunge to teach English overseas? Perhaps you are a student on a gap year, a recent graduate, or you’re looking to have a career break. Teaching English can be a great way to gain hands-on experience and increase your employability. It...
Better education and work opportunities are great reasons to volunteer abroad, as volunteering could give you the edge in college or job applications. But, how do you make sure potential colleges or employers know about your experiences? Mentioning your volunteer work...
2019 is here at last! Is volunteering on your New Year resolutions list? If not, here are 17 reasons to volunteer in 2019. 1) It's good for your health No, we aren’t making this up. Studies have found that when you stop thinking about your own problems and focus on...
Original photo: Chris Hoare I waited four long years to see my first shark. I was diving in Komodo National Park in Indonesia at Castle Rock, a pinnacle where the coral reef clung to the rock against swirling currents. Without warning, a blacktip reef shark surged...
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