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...
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...
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...
We live in an interconnected world, with a growing focus on becoming more globally-minded. Many organizations and universities refer to this phenomenon as enhancing “global citizenship”, or creating “global citizens", and encourage a variety of international...
All across the Western world, thousands of people head to homeless shelters and food kitchens to volunteer during the holiday season. Christmas seems to bring out the best in us, inspiring donations of both time and money. It makes sense. The Christmas spirit is all...
Rich history, fascinating culture, and new friends: let this be your inspiration for an unforgettable gap year experience in The Kingdom of Cambodia. Give your gap year meaning by setting aside some time to participate in one of GVI’s volunteer programs. You’ll be...
This World Tourism Day we're taking a look at how to be a responsible tourist. Show how much you love the countries you travel to by supporting sustainable tourism. Every traveler can choose whether they have a positive impact on local communities and environments....
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