So, believe it or not, I actually came to Nepal with no intention to trek… crazy right? However, after only a couple of weeks in Pokhara glimpsing the beautiful peaks of the Annapurna mountain range, I realised that I had to take advantage of the landscape around me...
Volunteering abroad is about exploring new challenges and experiences – including language learning. Trying out some local words and phrases could make all the difference to your volunteer experience. “If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to...
Are you under 18 but passionate about international development work? Are you looking for a way to channel that dedication by volunteering abroad with others your age? Volunteering abroad as a high school student is becoming increasingly popular and opportunities to...
Students from Scarisbrick Hall High School went to GVI’s community development base in Luang Prabang, Laos, to participate in a service learning group experience. These are their testimonials about their time on project.
With the growth of the internet and social media, the world continues to grow smaller and smaller – and more easily reachable. Ideas, and now even people, can spread quickly. For students in particular, this reality holds potential for career development and personal...
A gap year doesn’t have to be a year off. A structured gap year can be instrumental in helping teens develop into self-aware individuals and more focused students. With a little planning and motivation, you can use your gap year to gain work experience, save money,...
Are you fed up with the way the state of the world is often bemoaned, while no one actually seems to do something about it? News bullets abound with shocking statistics concerning the high prevalence of gender-based violence or the many people throughout the world who...
Going abroad for an international experience will give you a number of skills, most of which fall into categories of interpersonal relating: communication, teamwork, leadership, etc. These can be gained through a volunteer project, an international internship, or a...
Like in many new businesses around the world, most South African startups aren't able to last past the three-year mark. However, there are specific contextual constraints unique to the region. Below we have listed some of the main challenges faced...
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