An oasis in the South Pacific Ocean, the islands of Fiji are the perfect place to volunteer, in one of the most beautiful locations on Earth. Alongside volunteering in Fiji with GVI, there are a myriad of opportunities for you to make the most of your time in the...
Wondering what to eat when volunteering abroad in Laos? Look no further. Here are GVI’s top picks for dishes you must eat when in Laos. As a fusion of the French and Asian kitchen, Laotian cuisine is deliciously complex. Fresh herbs and tender meats take front stage...
The United Nations (UN) recently revealed that 55% of the world’s population lives in urban areas, with that number estimated to rise to 68% by 2050. With more of us inhabiting towns and cities than ever before, the urge to reconnect with nature is undeniable. While...
Are you an animal lover who is passionate about protecting vulnerable species in their natural habitat? The United Nations(UN) October 2018 report on climate change was a wake-up call for many on the destruction of the world’s habitat and its impact not only on humans...
Nepal is one of the most varied and scenic countries on earth. The scenery ranges from the towering Himalayas to the north to the Chitwan jungle to the south. The locals often say that Nepal stands for ‘Never Ending Peace and Love’. It is hard not to fall in love with...
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...
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