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Experiential Education Limited t/a GVI

Joanna“I’ve been with GVI for almost 5 1/2 of my 6 months here as a TEFL Intern and it’s been incredible. All of the staff are amazing -they are so passionate, interested and supportive with both project work and just being there when you need them outside of pro...“

Experiential Education Limited t/a GVI

Experiential Education Limited t/a GVI

4.4/5 - Excellent
Headquarters in South Africa
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TOURS
12
AGE RANGE
18-80
RESPONSE RATE
72%
RESPONSE TIME
1d
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GVI is an award-winning organisation that tackles critical local and global issues by operating education and training programs on sustainable development projects around the world. All our programmes are run in partnership with acclaimed international partners like...

GVI is an award-winning organisation that tackles critical local and global issues by operating education and training programs on sustainable development projects around the world. All our programmes are run in partnership with acclaimed international 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. Formed in 1997, we have been operating our award-winning programmes for over two decades and over 25,000 participants have volunteered or interned with us. 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.

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46 Experiential Education Limited t/a GVI Reviews

Excellent
83%
Good
7%
Average
2%
Rather Poor
2%
Bad
7%
Accommodation
4.5 / 5
Transportation
4.5 / 5
Meals
4.5 / 5
Value for money
4.5 / 5
Guide
4.5 / 5
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  • M
    Wildlife Research Expedition in Karongwe National Park, South Africa (14n+)
    5.0 - Excellent
    Written on April 24, 2018
    I loved the family atmosphere on base. The meals were amazing considering the once a week grocery trip. The staff were incredibly friendly and outgoing. The acc…
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  • Y
    Childcare and Community Development Projects in Quepos, Costa Rica (14n+)
    1.0 - Bad
    Written on March 30, 2018
    I returned home a couple of weeks ago from volunteering with GVI. I found out within a few days of me starting that they charge different amounts depending on w…
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    Experiential Education Limited t/a GVI commented on this review
    Hi Yvonne, Thank you for reaching out and we recognize your complaint, value your feedback and appreciate you taking the time to get in touch with us about your concerns. GVI was created “To build a global network of people united by its passion to make a difference.” We aim to engage people from around the world to global issues and UN SDGs and give them the knowledge, passion, skills and confidence, to continue that journey beyond GVI. We engage local community members, local people and partners, academic institutions, GVI staff and paying participants in long- term local objectives and projects. Our funding comes almost entirely from paying participants, who pay different amounts based upon: · Costs associated with: - Program types - Program focuses - Different locations - Different levels of support · Their socio-economic background · The demand for their program and / or location at the time of booking · Purchasing power parity between markets ((ie. currency conversion that equalize the purchasing power of different currencies by eliminating the differences in price levels between countries) · How well GVI is known in their country · The costs of promoting GVI in their country or region (these can vary enormously between countries and depend upon the financial strength and number of other organizations advertising in the country. For example, in the US paid online advertising costs us on average 3 to 4 times as much as it does in the UK, per person we recruit. Its competitiveness explains why all organizations, if they are tracking their costs, charge higher prices in the US market, above and beyond formal exchange rates. · The prices for programs being offered by competitors within that market place Ultimately, we aim to offer our programs at costs which allow us to recruit the people and the funds we need to ensure our programs can provide long-term and sustainable impact and fulfil our mission.
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    Conservation of Elephants in Huay Pakoot, Thailand (7n+)
    4.5 - Excellent
    Written on March 20, 2018
    I recently spent an extended amount of time in Huay Pakoot Thailand. It was a fantastic and magical place full of excitement, adventure and culture. I spent my …
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  • L
    Conservation of Elephants in Huay Pakoot, Thailand (7n+)
    5.0 - Excellent
    Written on February 5, 2018
    …portunity to watch the elephants in the forests giving a more natural Experience for the volunteers and a better life for the elephants. During my…
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  • IL
    Conservation of Elephants in Huay Pakoot, Thailand (7n+)
    5.0 - Excellent
    Written on February 5, 2018
    GVI is the best Experience of my life EVER!! I have been on project for five months and it i…
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  • SC
    Marine Conservation Expedition in Caqalai, Fiji (28n+)
    5.0 - Excellent
    Written on November 22, 2017
    …and see magical places, words can't really describe how awesome these Experiences can be.
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  • RL
    Conservation of Elephants in Huay Pakoot, Thailand (7n+)
    5.0 - Excellent
    Written on November 22, 2017
    …VI staff and other volunteers. I am going to university now and this Experience it has given me the confidence to go out, try new things and meet…
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  • A
    Wildlife Expedition in Tortuguero, Costa Rica (28n+)
    5.0 - Excellent
    Written on November 21, 2017
    … an essential contribution to conservation and sustainability. The Experience of living and working in a remote tropical environment has been a…
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  • JT
    Island Conservation Expedition in Curieuse, Seychelles (28n+)
    5.0 - Excellent
    Written on November 21, 2017
    … Digue and was trained to be an Emergency First Responder. Now I have Experienced volunteering with GVI, I don’t think I could go anywhere with …
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  • J
    Teaching English in Phang Nga, Thailand (14n+)
    4.5 - Excellent
    Written on November 21, 2017
    …mmar isn’t your favourite topic...) - but one of the most wonderful Experiences you will ever have. The students will almost always leave you wi…
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About Experiential Education Limited t/a GVI

GVI is an award-winning organisation that tackles critical local and global issues by operating education and training programs on sustainable development projects around the world. All our programmes are run in partnership with acclaimed international 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. Formed in 1997, we have been operating our award-winning programmes for over two decades and over 25,000 participants have volunteered or interned with us. 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.

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