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''I would like to thank the GVI Water Security Project for reaching out to help communities where it matters most.''

– Fiji Red Cross

''GVI's dive safety standards are exemplary - DAN''

||We choose GVI to help us run our volunteer program due to their field structure and excellent reputation - SANParks||

UNIVERSITY PROGRAMS

When university students are taken out of their comfort zone and come face to face with new ideas, skills, and cultures, they increase their own understanding of the world and further develop their critical thinking abilities.  Such a volunteer experience requires teamwork, develops the student’ leadership skills, and empowers them to become active global citizens. Not to mention the value of international experience that can be added to your resumé.

Our university group volunteer programs are designed to fully immerse and challenge students in contrasting environments. Typically trips are one to two weeks in length and are varied, exciting and tailored to ensure that students have a life-changing, memorable and positive volunteering experience. We have a thorough understanding of intercultural issues that may affect your students and have worked with universities from all over the world such as Duke University, Stanford University and Northeastern University.

For a more educational take on things we have developed a separate range of service learning group programs that focus on the educational elements more heavily, which follow a curriculum, and include pre and post-trip elements, under the GVI international service learning brand.

Not a university group? We have plenty of programmes for individuals looking to join a group. Have a browse through our exciting programmes here.

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OUR PROGRAMS

Asia, Phang Nga, Thailand
Discover Phang Nga when you travel to Thailand and contribute to hands-on conservation efforts while immersing yourself in the local culture through community initiatives promoting environmental education to community groups and schools.
Program Type
Schools, University
Marine Conservation
Asia, Phang Nga, Thailand
Discover Phang Nga when you travel to Thailand and contribute to the education of local impoverished children by improving the community's non-formal education centre, helping to transform it into a key place of learning
Program Type
Schools, University
Construction
Asia, Nepal, Pokhara
Travel to Nepal, discover a fascinating new culture and help contribute towards the earthquake relief efforts by working on construction and renovation projects.
Program Type
Schools, University
Construction
Africa, Cape Town, South Africa
Discover iconic Cape Town and immerse yourself in a South African township community while supporting our long term projects though vital construction initiatives, improving infrastructure and children's learning environments
Program Type
Schools, University
Construction
Asia, India, Kerala
Travel to the culturally rich location of Kerala, India and get involved with a variety of valuable community development work while discovering this fascinating region of the world.
Program Type
Schools, University
Construction
Volunteer with Children
Costa Rica, Jalova, Latin America
Travel to Costa Rica and contribute to our long-term conservation projects while enjoying life in the remote, jungle region of Jalova.
Program Type
Schools, University
Wildlife Conservation
Costa Rica, Latin America, Manuel Antonio
Travel to Costa Rica and contribute to our long term conservation and community projects while learning Spanish and enjoying life on the Pacific Ocean's coastal town of Manuel Antonio
Program Type
Schools, University
Construction
Sports
Latin America, Mexico, Yucatan
Earn your PADI diving qualification in the crystal Caribbean waters of the Yucatan Peninsula while learning about the area's coral reefs and the associated marine conservation initiatives
Program Type
Schools, University
Marine Conservation
Africa, Limpopo, South Africa
Travel to iconic South Africa and gain insight into both wildlife research and conservation activities as well as critical community development initiatives before embarking on an awesome four day safari trip
Program Type
Schools, University
Wildlife Conservation
Scholarships

Claim a Scholarship worth £200 / $400 if you book by 15 November 2017

Scholarships available on all internships and Under18 programs. Join a GVI program and improve your employability and transferable skills!


Claim your GVI Scholarship here!