Want to make the most of your vacation in 2019? Sign up for an alternative spring break volunteer trip! It's an opportunity to immerse yourself into another culture, gain valuable career development experience and go on a once-in-a-lifetime experiential learning...
Samantha and children helping with the plastic removing from road I have been on mission and volunteer trips all over the world. This was my first time volunteering for GVI Playa del Carmen and it has been the best experience of volunteering I've ever had. GVI has a...
Explore underwater worlds and sea-based careers with one of GVI’s PADI Divemaster internships. Dive into a marine career by becoming a PADI Divemaster. Getting this certification as you carry out an internship in marine conservation in some of the most spectacular...
Spring break and travel go hand in hand. For many students, that means spending a week in the sunshine somewhere beautiful. For GVI alternative spring break volunteers, that means spending a week in the sun somewhere beautiful while contributing to impactful projects....
Before I arrive in Pez Maya, I was concerned about the circumstances I had to deal with at base. Six people in a room snoring during the night, sharing bathrooms, no WiFi. Even when we arrived at base we got the safety instructions: • please do not eat any fruits...
I spent my six weeks in the veterinary service project at the Coco's Animal Welfare hospital. There, I volunteered alongside several amazing veterinarians and assistants. Every day the doctors worked quickly on numerous spay and neutering surgeries. It was an amazing...
‘’Divemaster’’ sounds so much cooler than ‘’ (Advanced) Open water scuba diver’’ The first time I took a breath under water was an amazing experience. It was intense yet soothing, and from that moment on I knew that a profession in scuba diving was a path I wanted...
As an intern who specialises in coral here at Pez Maya I have had plenty of time to learn how to recognise and identify the numerous species of such that can be found on the Mesoamerican Barrier Reef. The various types of computer and hands-on training that we receive...
The two weeks that I spent in Playa del Carmen with GVI have been absolutely fantastic and one of the best experiences of my life. I had never been to Playa del Carmen so I was not sure what to expect. But I soon discovered that it was a fantastic place to explore....
Hopefully this blog post will detail not only the highlights of my trip to GVI Playa Del Carmen but also the emotional impact the trip has had on me. I travelled down from Seattle with a friend, under the presumption that the house will be mostly filled with groups....
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