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I can talk about my time with GVI in Luang Prabang for hours. It was a life changing experience, my only regret is I didn’t do it sooner. When I first arrived in Luang Prabang I was overwhelmed - that moment most people who have travelled independently will relate to of “Oh dear, what am I doing here??” I completely panicked, I had no idea how to teach, English was always my best subject but that doesn’t mean I can teach it! However, all my fears were settled in the first 24 hours of meeting the GVI staff and volunteers. Everyone was so welcoming, helpful and friendly, after the first week we had completely settled in and were getting the hang of teaching the students at temples and schools in Luang Prabang. Tricia and Molly (and at the time Laura) were always professional and full of fantastic ideas for lessons that were fun for the kids but educational as well. They also had the ability to teach us volunteers how to teach without us even realising. Of course some days were harder than others, a difficult lesson was hard to shake off. There is no end to the experiences you can have in Luang Prabang, from watching the sunrise over Phu Si hill to that first moment you see one of your student’s face light up when they grasp what you’re trying to teach them. It is something I will never forget, never cease to talk about, and always recommend to anyone who would like to travel, teach or make a difference in this beautiful world of ours.

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