Original photo: Davide Novelo Christmas in Mexico isn't a one-time thing. It's a full month of celebrations, delicious food and lots of pinatas. It's one of the best times to volunteer in Mexico if you want to experience the local culture and immerse yourself in a...
If coming to the end of high school feels like you’ve arrived at a crossroads, consider taking a year off. Taking the road less traveled and setting off on a gap year could be your chance to learn, grow and decide what you want to do with your life. No, it’s not too...
Culture, community, cuisine and coastal marvels: these are the four C's of Fiji – an unparalleled place of tranquil beauty in the South Pacific Ocean. Made up of over 300 islands, each with majestic volcanic mountains, stretches of pure white beaches and crystal blue...
Original photo: Paulo Philippidis Monks draped in orange riding in tuk-tuks, men, women, and children piled on motorcycles, colorful markets wafting with the smells of street food at all hours of the day: these are just some of the sights you will encounter in your...
When visiting Peru, you may be immediately drawn to the ancient lost city of Machu Picchu, but there is so much more to Peru than that. Here are GVI’s three top suggestions for the Peruvian experience of a lifetime. GVI’s Peruvian base is in the city of Cusco, a...
Whether you are planning on attending a project at either of our Thailand hubs or if you are simply interested in travelling responsibly and ethically as you travel this remarkable country, there are a few choices to keep in mind when planning your visit to see elephants. Every choice you make, and every baht you use at an ethical sanctuary over a basic tourist attraction helps the industry to develop and make better choices of its own so that future elephants will be treated better.
Original photo: Silver Blue So you‘ve decided to volunteer in India, and are looking forward to exploring this beautiful country. With GVI’s three projects in Cochin, Kerala, you are spoiled for choice on things to do while you are in Kerala. India is a vast country,...
Are you unsure about starting college right after high school? Learn more about the benefits of taking a gap year and how it will set you apart when you apply for college admission. Deciding whether to attend college right after graduating from high school is a big...
Have you ever imagined trekking in the rainforest to track an elusive jaguar, or helping hawksbill turtles hatch and return safely to the sea? Perhaps you would like to teach children English, then spend your weekends exploring waterfalls or climbing volcanoes?...
Original photo: LoriQoPB Volunteering in Cambodia's capital city, Phnom Penh is a festival for the senses. The busy streets are full of speeding motorbikes, the air is perfumed with delicious street food, and the Mekong River meanders at a slow pace in the distance....
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