A little blog about Buddhism and art in Cambodia With no background in art I arrived in Cambodia and was instantly stunned by the beautiful statues that can be found all across the country. Over a month in, I’ve now done a little research about the different statues...
Our oceans cover 71% of the earth’s surface and they are a valuable resource to all living creatures. Without water, no life on earth is possible, so we have to be pro-active in conserving this irreplaceable resource Whether you are a recreational diver or just a fan...
Original photo: LoriQoPB Volunteering in Cambodia's capital city, Phnom Penh is a festival for the senses. The busy streets are full of speeding motorbikes, the air is perfumed with delicious street food, and the Mekong River meanders at a slow pace in the distance....
Photo: Tim Borny You might think of hunger as a few belly rumbles before dinner. But in many countries hunger takes on a much more frightening form. Every day, 815 million people live in hunger, according to the United Nations (UN). Experts predict that a further two...
So you’ve heard about the many benefits of taking a gap year? Perhaps this is because of Malia Obama’s well-publicized decision to take a break before college or because your college application letter recommends it. You've weighed up the pros and cons of taking a gap...
Photo: Alex Carter The internet is flooded with awe-inspiring pictures of white sand beaches, mountaintop views, and everyday travelers volunteering around the world. After a while you start to think, “How can I get there? How can I make this happen for me?” Why not...
Photo: Tim Borny Cross-cultural communication is challenging. Each culture has its own set of rules, and we all carry a collection of cultural biases when we interact with people. For example, in countries like Japan, Indonesia and Thailand strong emotional reactions...
Considering volunteering over Christmas? Learn more about Christmastime in India. India is the country that really does have everything. Within its vast borders you’ll find an incredible range of ancient traditions, culinary delights, languages and landscapes. This...
I’ll forever remember the day I sat in front of my computer screen after just receiving confirmation from GVI that I had booked a six-week short-term internship in Thailand. A place so foreign and with a language I could not speak, but with a program, I was highly...
Original photo: Allie_Caulfield Volunteering in Laos is a perfect opportunity to explore Southeast Asia's hidden jewel. It's home to fascinating cultural festivals, breathtaking natural beauty and delicious local cuisine that will only cost you a few dollars. Once...
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