In 2017, we visited a government primary school in Pokhara, Nepal. At the time, the school had 47 students and seven staff members. When we met the Principal he explained that his goal was to have his students feel happy and proud of their learning environment. His...
Gap year travel is a chance for you to finally go on those adventures you’ve spent years daydreaming about in the classroom. However, figuring out the how, where and why of your travels can be daunting. Here is our gap year travel planner to help you get started. ...
Waking up at four in the morning, you move to pull on your shoes, only to find one of them is occupied by a small, bright green frog. You’re at the wildlife conservation base in Limpopo, South Africa. You might see an elephant visit the backyard of the base. You...
Tanzania ties together impactful volunteer projects with some of the best adventure opportunities in Africa. There’s a wide range of volunteer opportunities that cover sectors from healthcare to education and environmental protection. Whether you’re seeking to find a...
Costa Rica is leading the world in efforts to protect the environment. How is this tiny country making such big changes, and how can you get involved? Tiny but mighty Costa Rica is home to six percent of the world’s biodiversity. In a bid to protect the natural...
STA Travel is the largest student and youth travel company. We've been booking affordable adventures for awesome humans since 1979. We have more than 2,000 people in over 200 branches in 12 different countries, with franchises and business partners in another 50...
I volunteered with GVI in South Africa, where I was involved in the wildlife research program in Karongwe Private Game Reserve. The base is situated in the North of the country, in a province called Limpopo, home to the Kruger National Park and many other nature...
One of the main questions you might ask yourself before choosing a volunteering project is “Why do I have to pay to volunteer abroad?” Programs can be expensive and it’s natural to wonder where your money is going. Your hard work and passion are valuable, but...
Thinking about volunteering in Zambia? Sign up for a girls empowerment project! Gender equality is crucial to sustainable development, and gender bias is still deeply embedded in many cultures and economies. It's a problem that affects men and women and stunts...
Machu Picchu is one of the most famous trekking destinations in the world. Each year, close to one million people make the pilgrimage to visit Peru's ancient Inca site. It’s also a popular activity for volunteers in South America to visit the site before or after...
- Cape Coast
- Cape Town
- Chiang Mai
- Community Development
- Fiji Islands
- Gap Year
- GVI Live
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- Limpopo and KZN
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- Mahe and Curieuse
- Marine Conservation
- Personal Development
- Phang Nga
- Responsible Travel
- Service Learning
- Study Abroad
- Under 18
- Wildlife Conservation
- Women's Empowerment