The island nation of Fiji has a rich history built around fishing as seen in their art and mythology. Fish is the primary source of protein within their diets. But, through commercial exploitation, coastal resources have depleted rapidly. Coastal fishing grounds are...
Our oceans cover three quarters of the earth’s surface, yet only around 5–7% of them are currently looked after and conserved in Marine Protected Areas (MPAs). The health of our oceans is vital for marine life and ecosystems, but also human life. The water stores more...
All of the sea turtle species that nest on Cosa Rica’s beaches are under threat. Learn more about the challenges facing Costa Rica sea turtles, and what you can do to help. With both Caribbean and Pacific coastlines, Costa Rica has beaches that attract sunbathers and...
Original photo: "Boats on the beach, on the sea" by Maxime Guilbot is licenced under CC BY 2.0 Malaysia's Perhentian Islands contain a treasure chest of natural resources. Tourism has injected wealth in to the community. However, this marine ecosystem is fragile, so...
If you’re considering a diving qualification, you might find it helpful to know how long it will take you to get certified. Learn more about the requirements of the different PADI courses. A PADI certification is your licence for adventure. As well as making it...
Experience Thailand’s sublime beaches a little differently. As an intern or volunteer with GVI, you can take a hands-on approach to sea turtle conservation in the coastal area of Phang Nga. Thailand’s beaches aren’t just popular with tourists — they are important...
Original photo: "Bird Island, Seychelles" by seychelles.org is licenced under CC BY 2.0 Landing on Bird Island, I had no idea about the role I would play in trying to save hundreds of endangered, green sea turtle hatchlings. Volunteering took on a whole new meaning...
After a tsunami in 2004, there were concerns that the mangrove forest within the Curieuse Marine National Park (CMNP), Seychelles, was experiencing a decline in both size and number of species present. To assess these concerns, GVI partnered with the Seychelles...
If you’re planning on taking a gap year before law school, you should know that you can have fun and work toward a career in law at the same time. Choosing to go on a gap year before college gives you a breather from your studies. It also helps you gain skills and...
Are you interested in gap year travel? Why not volunteer while you travel and learn new, worthwhile skills to add to your CV? GVI offers many awe-inspiring gap year programs. These will send you home with amazing memories, and also add many skills to your personal...
- Cape Coast
- Cape Town
- Chiang Mai
- Community Development
- Fiji Islands
- Gap Year
- GVI Live
- Kampong Cham
- Limpopo and KZN
- Luang Prabang
- Mahe and Curieuse
- Marine Conservation
- Personal Development
- Phang Nga
- Responsible Travel
- Service Learning
- Study Abroad
- Under 18
- Wildlife Conservation
- Women's Empowerment