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...
In our latest update, we talk about our recent staff additions, renewed opportunities to engage with our mahouts, details about our latest GVI Trust fundraiser, new additions to our base and an update on baby Lah Lah. Playing football with the mahouts now a regular...
If you’re into incredible beaches with turquoise oceans, exciting diving destinations, tacos to die for, cultural richness, and meeting new people, then volunteering in Mexico will be the experience of a lifetime. 1) Relax on beautiful beaches It’s widely known that...
If you plan on volunteering abroad in this island nation, make sure you explore the best things to do in Fiji. Fiji’s 330 islands lie scattered through the Pacific Ocean, fringed with palm trees and lapped by calm blue water. The archipelago is straight out of a...
Original photo: India - Colours of India - 018 - Xmas stars for sale in Cochin by McKay Savage is licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0. Before travelling to India, what were your perceptions of this country? Sometimes movies and other media give the wrong impression. Some...
After many holidays doing the usual, sitting on the beach, sipping cocktails and seeing the sights, I started looking into locations where I could have a more fulfilling experience. Having discovered GVI online and scrolling through their various program options and...
Morning alms round In Buddhism, alms-giving is a practice of the oldest remaining branch of the religion (way of life!), Theravada Buddhism. Though the ritual no longer takes place in many parts of the world, Luang Prabang and other areas in Laos where Theravada...
The United Nation guidelines In my reflection about the (#Impact and Ethics report), I was really struck by thoughts of how much impact quality education has on communities and nations around the world. Education is the most powerful weapon we have as human beings. A...
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...
Volunteering with GVI can help make a difference in communities around the world, while giving you the chance to go on a digital detox. Here’s why you should think about disconnecting. Volunteering in a remote location can challenge the way you perceive the world....
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