Between 2016 and 2018, the number of United States citizens holding a passport grew exponentially, from fewer than 20% to over 40%. It’s difficult to track just how those passport holders are spending their time overseas. But given the scarcity of passport holders in...
People take sabbaticals for many different reasons. But one thing is for sure – all career break ideas should have a purpose. So how can volunteering fulfill your goal? Why take a career break? Career breaks (often called sabbaticals) differ from holidays in that they...
A TEFL certification could be your ticket to exploring the globe. Learn more about what a TEFL program involves and the opportunities available once you’re qualified. TEFL, which stands for Teaching English as a Foreign Language, is a certification that can qualify...
GVI partners with academics who focus on sustainable development in their research. This helps us ensure that our programs are academically robust, and at the leading edge of ethics and best practice. We sat with Bryan McAllister, one of GVI’s Sustainable Development...
With the right guidance, you could lead, motivate, and inspire. Leadership training with GVI can help you become the leader you want to be. What makes a great leader? Is it charisma, intelligence, or skill? If you’re wondering if you're got what it takes to lead,...
Taking the leap If you had told me this time last year that I would be completely in love with South Africa and never wanted to leave, I'd have been skeptical. I discovered GVI several years ago and while I wanted to join a program, I had a full time job as a primary...
An internship with GVI is something that you should do at least once in your lifetime. I have enjoyed my first week as an intern. What I like most about the lifestyle in the village is that it is very similar to the way of living in the rural areas in my home country....
I remember when I decided to come to Thailand it was one of the most nerve-racking decisions of my life and it didn’t sink in at first. The first thing that comes to mind is that you’re going to be alone in this completely new country, but from the moment you get to...
Although I have seen elephants in their natural environment, from a jeep in Kruger National Park, I couldn't compare that to my first hike in Huay Pakoot where I truly got to admire these amazing animals. After trekking down the long, winding road to the hike...
For my first week in the village I was able to go on a cave hike. What we were told was that the cave would be a 40 minute hike away and it turned out to be an almost three hour hike. In the beginning we got lost in a corn field, which was actually fun. Once we...
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