‘The Future’ is a vast and scary place for young adults. Staring down the question of what to do with your life can leave you feeling stressed, confused, and uncertain. The good news is, there’s nothing stopping you from being the master of your own destiny. With a...
Spring break and travel go hand in hand. For many students, that means spending a week in the sunshine somewhere beautiful. For GVI alternative spring break volunteers, that means spending a week in the sun somewhere beautiful while contributing to impactful projects....
Getting high school students back into gear after summer holidays is no easy task, especially when nearly half of them have a chronic lack of motivation. According to the National Research Council, 40 per cent of high school kids are consistently disengaged and...
As the long summer days shorten again, high school students prepare to head back to school, and, you, the parent, is likely to start thinking more seriously about their future. Will school be enough to prepare your high school student for the real world? Even if your...
Routines that make you stationary despite your constant movement. Empty moments that let you wonder. Safety nets that become barriers. None of that can be found in South Africa. Whether sharing in the vibrant township community or greeting new people in the heart of...
Access to education is key to ensuring women have access to work opportunities, decent health care, and representation in political and economic processes, yet in India there is still a struggle to give girls the same level of education as their male peers. Read on to...
You wouldn’t think it, but one of the best times to start planning your volunteer trip abroad is while you’re on a break. During these lazy summer days, you are probably more likely to be thinking about swimming pools and ice cream sandwiches than flight prices and...
One thing that is very special about this project is that other then working and taking data for the elephants we also get the opportunity teach the local adults and children English. I have been lucky to have been able to work in the local school in the second grade...
I spent my six weeks in the veterinary service project at the Coco’s Animal Welfare hospital. There, I volunteered alongside several amazing veterinarians and assistants. Every day the doctors worked quickly on numerous spay and neutering surgeries. It was an...
Volunteering abroad can be exciting, fun, and full of adventure. This doesn’t make it a holiday though — in fact, the two modes of travel are worlds apart. While a vacation is primarily about having a good time, volunteering is focused on making a difference in the...
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