GVI provided a life changing experience for me. This program opened my eyes to what other countries and cultures deal with. I am leaving South Africa with a piece of my heart and I will continue to cherish this experience for the rest of my life. Volunteering and giving back seemed like such a little task I could do to help others in any way I could, but it has taught me so much about myself and appreciating everything I have in life. I will never be able to describe how special this small two-week trip has been, all thanks to GVI!