Pchum Ben is one of the most significant and important Buddhist festivals in Cambodia, lasting for 15 days throughout the 10th month every year, with its official day being marked on the 27th September. In Khmer, ‘Pchum’ means to congregate whilst ‘Ben’ means to...
One of the most beautiful gifts in life is to breathe and be happy. When you feel good, you emanate a positive energy that reaches out to sweep over everyone and everything around you. To experience happiness it is paramount you ensure that you are in good health, and...
Cesar Chavez once said that; “Real education should consist of drawing the goodness and the best out of our own students. What better books can there be than the book of humanity.“ To build a commitment of providing quality education requires teachers, students and...
Volunteering isn’t only for ambitious teenagers and university students. The best volunteer abroad programs are suitable for all adults, so you can make an impact at any age. Altruism is ageless. All you need to volunteer abroad is a desire to contribute to positive...
Amok around the clock: A day in the life of an intern at GVI Cambodia The life of an intern with GVI Cambodia has been, and continues to be rewarding, dynamic, and very good fun. At first, it was difficult to adjust to the Kampong Cham way of life; the heat and...
The best gap year ideas combine travel, adventure, personal growth, and the chance to do something meaningful. GVI’s gap year programs tick all the right boxes. Taking a gap year is a fulfilling way of exploring the world. Gap year benefits include having the chance...
Ethically Sharing Your Volunteer Experience As human beings, we are natural storytellers; it’s how we bond, connect with others, inspire, and grow. When we experience something new and exciting, we want to share it with our friends and family! Volunteering abroad is...
Finding Comfort Outside Your Comfort Zone When traveling to a new country for an extended period of time (in my case, a month and a half) you have some fears about whether or not you will be able to find comfort in your new lifestyle, and with being so far from the...
We are currently in the beginning of rainy season here in Cambodia which is greeted with lots of smiling faces as the temperatures cool and the Mekong rivers banks slowly rise higher. Rainy season starts in May and lasts until October, it is an important part of...
Weddings and Waterfights - Celebrations in Cambodia It's the festive season in Cambodia and in this blog we hope to give you an insight into the celebrations that take place in April and May! Khmer New Year The pinnacle of the many cultural and religious festivals in...
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