Scholarships

We believe in the career empowering and life-enriching benefits of engaging in sustainable development projects abroad. This is why we look to make our high quality programs more accessible. Helping those who are passionate about making a difference learn about the local context of world issues helps us achieve our mission of building a global network of change-makers.

September Scholarships

If you've ever longed to join a GVI program but haven't been able to raise the funds, the last weeks of September have a surprise gift in store for you. We're in need of volunteers across the board to support our development projects and our local partners. This is why we're offering all participants up to R8500 off any GVI program, from teaching in Nepal to volunteering with elephants in Thailand. Just choose your program, complete an application, and we'll give you 10% off the program fee.  

Returnee Scholarships

GVI Alumni who book to return to their same program location within 3 months of their end date can book their program for 20% less. If they are looking to travel to a new location, they can join for 15% off. After 3 months, all GVI alumni qualify for a 10% lifetime discount on any other GVI program they choose to join in the future.  

Refer a Friend

Another way to reduce your program cost is by telling a friend about GVI. Simply let them know that you’re looking at joining a GVI program. When you both book, you’ll each earn R1700. This can either be used to fund your programs or claimed in cash.

Combo Discount

We know it’s difficult choosing just one GVI program to join. For those who can’t decide and would like to join two or more GVI programs, we offer a combination discount — R4250 off the program fee of the first program you’ll be joining.

Family Specials

Volunteering abroad can be a profoundly bonding experience for families and teach younger family members about how to get involved in the solution to critical global issues. To facilitate family volunteering abroad, we offer discounts on program fees catered specifically to the needs of families. Any family member under the age of 18 can join for 25% less for each adult family member who joins. Family members need to be at least 14 years of age to join and, if they are elderly, need to be physically able to safely carry out project work.

National Scholarship Program

Local nationals looking to join a GVI program can apply for a National Scholarship. These are open to any local nationals aged 18 years or above who have an interest in the training opportunities of the program and can explain how this opportunity will enrich their future pursuits. Most of these scholarships are used to fund 12 week internship programs.

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