I worked on the GVI project in Mahe, Seychelles. I became involved in this project after searching online for a marine conservation organization to work with. I had a wonderful experience, and I’m very glad that I was able to participate in this project. The staff and other volunteers were very easy to get along with. Despite already having somewhat of a background in biology, I was able to learn a great deal about marine life, seeing firsthand how a marine conservation organization makes an impact. Everyone involved in this project was very fun-loving and playful, and it was incredible to be surrounded by a community of people as in love with the ocean as I am. The training was useful, and it was very exciting to finally begin surveying and seeing how what we were doing could help with future research. As someone going into my first year of college, this experience has definitely opened my mind to possibilities for studying or a job. To someone thinking of joining GVI, I would say that it is absolutely worth it. You will meet people from all over the world, not only learning about marine life with them, but also about different perspectives from other volunteers.