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Volunteer and Intern Abroad since 1997
New Program! GVI's Business Internships in Cape Town have just launched. Find out more here.

'The intercultural coexistence with GVI volunteers enriches their development'

~Save the Children, Mexico

'The opportunities and experiences they give their volunteers are unrivalled'

~Sam Meacham, Explorer and National Geographic/WAITT Grantee

'Nothing rekindles the youthful love of learning like adventure'

Under 18 Volunteering Abroad

Travelling abroad is a great way for young adults ( aged 15-17) to learn about global citizenship, community engagement, develop a deeper understanding of the world’s problems and experience a new culture. GVI sends thousands of teenagers abroad every year through our specially designed projects, intended to fully immerse and challenge students in a variety of different ways. Under 18’s can look forward to making a difference in Africa, Latin America, Asia, or Europe

We now have a range of programs specifically for students looking to travel during their spring break; join an alternative springbreak program or join a gap year volunteering program abroad and make a real difference in the world. With various options to choose from, our projects are varied, packed with adventure and cultural awareness to ensure students have an enriching learning experience and head home with a wealth of new experiences, friends and memories, which will ultimately impact their futures. Furthermore, we are also offering students the chance to receive the University Award by ASDAN, for partaking in one of our programs for 2 weeks or longer, which gives students an edge in their UCAS applications for university. Take a look at our fundraising advice and ideas here!

On every program we operate, your GVI leaders will be with you to make sure that you are safe, and to ensure consistent communication with our offices back home. Health and safety on our programs is paramount – we have an impeccable track record and strive to maintain it. Keep an eye on our events page to stay updated about our latest events in your area!

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We are offering Scholarships worth £200 / $400 if you book your GVI program by 15 November 2017! GVI’s Personal and Professional Development Scholarships are available on all Internships and Under 18 programs. Click here to claim your scholarship!


Volunteer Abroad

With world-class leaders chosen for their mix of experience in the field and ability to mentor and inspire, enjoy a unique experience while getting to know other volunteers from all over the world.

High School Groups

Our varied and exciting school programmes are tailored to fully immerse and challenge students in contrasting environments to ensure that students have a memorable and positive learning experience.