GVI: Global Group Service-Learning Courses

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GVI: Global Group Service-Learning in Luang Prabang
GVI: Global Group Service-Learning in Luang Prabang
GVI: Global Group Service-Learning in Kerala
GVI: Global Group Service-Learning in Kerala
GVI: Global Group Service-Learning in Phang Nga
GVI: Global Group Service-Learning in Phang Nga
GVI: Global Group Service-Learning in Cape Town
GVI: Global Group Service-Learning in Cape Town
GVI: Global Group Service-Learning in Limpopo
GVI: Global Group Service-Learning in Limpopo
GVI: Global Group Service-Learning in Kerala
GVI: Global Group Service-Learning in Kerala
GVI: Global Group Service-Learning in Pokhara
GVI: Global Group Service-Learning in Pokhara

About

Service-learning is a teaching method that takes classroom education and connects it to real life services that directly impacts the community or environment involved. GVI measures all impact against the UN Sustainable Development Goals. These services range from education, marine and wildlife biology, environmental sciences, and community development.

While supporting local community development, all our programs also offer real-life experiences to enhance academic studies, increase personal growth, and improve the interpersonal skills of all participants, such as problem-solving, and intercultural proficiency.

These programs can be tailor-made for each university, college or high school group. They follow an accredited curriculum, and are made up of the following: investigation, preparation and planning, the service, reflection period, and demonstration and celebration.

Highlights
  • Start to learn a new language and better understand different cultural practices.
  • Travel to Southeast Asia, Africa, Europe, Latin America, and Australasia
  • Make an impact by contributing to the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals.
  • Gain intercultural skills, problem solving, facilitation, and leadership skills, and learn technical conservation techniques, such as surveying and monitoring marine life.
  • Meet participants from around the world with similar passions and pursuits and make lasting friendships.

GVI has a Community Development Internship in Thailand!


This is an opportunity to learn more about Chiang Mai's local Karen hill tribe culture, gaining intercultural communication skills and valuable teaching experience.

Popular Programs

lion drinking

Engage in projects to investigate, manage, and assist to remove invasive species, monitor and identify wildlife, and plan and facilitate environmental awareness workshops. Through this GVI program, you’ll gain a better understanding of the local ecosystem in Limpopo, and learn ways to support its preservation. When staying in Hoedspruit, near the Kruger National Park, you will also have the opportunity to visit this world-renowned wildlife park.

students digging

Contribute to the improvement of infrastructure for local learning environments, and support community and childhood development. Projects range from global health awareness, sports education, sustainable agriculture with local produce gardens, to women’s empowerment. You will be contributing to the UN Sustainable Development Goal 4: Quality Education, and Goal 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities.

baby shark in a plastic tub

Join a sustainable project to monitor local mangrove swamps, tag lemon sharks, survey turtle nesting sites, and collaborate with local partners to conduct workshops on eco-tourism. In your free time, explore the white sand beaches of Curieuse, or try recreational diving. You will gain intercultural proficiency and earn soft and hard skills in leadership, problem-solving, and teamwork.

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Real work, real experiences

Twenty four Canadian high school students spent two time in Nepal, working in a small village in the foothills of the Himalayas. Brick-work was not a skill that any of these students possessed previously but after a week, they've all become comfortable and the team regularly lays 2000 bricks per day. With this many students, plus local workers and staff, a school comes into existence where previously there was just an empty space. The students leave with a new appreciation for life in the mountains and with memories of new friends, new places and new experiences. We'll be back!