GVI is an award-winning organization that tackles critical local and global issues by operating education and training programs on sustainable development projects around the world. GVI's programs are run in partnership with reputable partners like Save The Children, WWF, The Red Cross, PADI, Project AWARE, the Whale and Dolphin Conservation Society and the National Parks of South Africa, Costa Rica, Seychelles, Mexico and Thailand, among others. GVI also works with universities such as Duke, Stanford, Ohio State, Columbus State, Endicott and others providing service learning options for their students as part of a holistic internationalization strategy.
Formed in 1997, GVI has been operating award-winning programs for over two decades and over 25,000 participants have volunteered or interned. GVI consists of a vibrant group of friendly staff members who regard each other as family and passionately work together towards making a difference in the world.
GVI is proud to announce an exciting new collaboration with the National Society of High School Scholars (NSHSS). Through this strategic partnership, GVI is offering high school and university age students the chance to improve their employability whilst also making an impact towards long-term programs focused around the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.
Scholarship Award: Two completely funded merit-based scholarship valid for the value of a 2-week program on any GVI summer 2017 program. One scholarship is for members age 15-17, and one scholarship is for members age 18 or older. Four $500 merit-based scholarships valid on any of GVI's summer 2017 programs. Two $500 scholarships are for members age 15-17, and two $500 scholarships are for members age 18 or older.
*The $500 scholarships will be awarded to the second and third place applicants in each age category.
Program options for students 15-17
Program options for students 18 or older
*All NSHSS members will receive 10% off of GVI programs (maximum of $500 USD). Note that these discounts cannot be combined with a scholarship. Be sure to inform GVI of your membership in NSHSS. Members applying for the discount must do so a minimum of 60 days prior to the program start date.