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This project left me with so many little moments and memories that I’ll forever hold dear in my heart.

Alana Lacey , (USA)

||After my first magical experience, I thought that the second trip couldn||

Camille Viret, (Switzerland)

||My highlights? Taking part in wildlife conservation and the feeling that your work had a part to play in the aim of the expedition.||

Craig Daly, (Ireland)

||So...my point is ||asante sana|| to you and GVI, for the wicked experience, the fun and the inspiration. Hope to see you again one day!||

Emily Belton, (Denmark)

||It seemed so surreal; I couldn’t quite believe we were going to be living on a beach, relaxing on the hammocks under the palm trees, diving twice a day and seeing some amazing sea creatures.||

Florence Roberts, (United Kingdom)

||I feel like I gained so much from my time with GVI, I went to Kenya looking for something different and found it and I am now looking at jobs in international aid work and working with GVI inspired me to do this.||

Jessica Conway, (Australia)

||I go home with a heart full of unforgettable memories.||

Laurence Boulanger, (France)

||Can't say enough good things about the people that I met through the GVI program.||

Mason Walker, (Canada)

||When I entered the project I had a lot of expectations, and almost none of them were met as the way I thought they would be, it was much better!||

Mikaela Skoog, (Sweden)

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