Are you fed up with the way the state of the world is often bemoaned, while no one actually seems to do something about it? News bullets abound with shocking statistics concerning the high prevalence of gender-based violence or the many people throughout the world who...
Altruism doesn’t have an age limit. In fact, your formative teen years are a great time to learn about global issues. You can have a positive impact on the world while you’re still in high school. Volunteer work for teens is about development in every sense. GVI’s...
Going abroad for an international experience will give you a number of skills, most of which fall into categories of interpersonal relating: communication, teamwork, leadership, etc. These can be gained through a volunteer project, an international internship, or a...
Graceful, terrifying, and utterly magnificent — tigers have captured the imagination of cultures worldwide. However, they are now under threat due to habitat loss and poaching. Known as a "keystone species" in conservation, the health of the tiger population helps to...
According to the UN, combating plastic pollution is one of the key environmental challenges of our generation. Plastics cause harm to marine life when they are mistaken for food and cause the animal to starve or when they restrict movement and smother the animal....
Oddly graceful and otherworldly— turtles have long captured the imagination of cultures worldwide. Symbols of ancient wisdom and modern wit in Chinese and Swahili cultures, turtles features in the creation myths of many societies. The Greeks thought of turtles as...
While smaller than the state of Alaska, Peru features over 25 distinct biospheres, 1800 species of birds, 4000 species of butterflies and 3000 species of both orchids and potatoes. Its landscape is both beautiful and harsh, with elevations reaching 22205 feet or 6768...
Taking a year off before college is an opportunity to get your adventure fix while learning practical skills and deciding which direction to choose in life. A gap year is a chance for you to experience independence and build on your resume. Planning your gap year will...
Like in many new businesses around the world, most South African startups aren't able to last past the three-year mark. However, there are specific contextual constraints unique to the region. Below we have listed some of the main challenges faced...
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