Over the past two decades, our commitment to adapting to constantly evolving sustainable development best practices and delivering high quality service learning programs has earned us endorsements from experts in these and other sectors. Some of those that we are most proud of come from local governments, international sustainable development organisations and reputed institutions of higher learning. Their positive feedback helps us know that we’re on the right track and inspires us to continue looking for ways to better align our policies and operations with current thinking.

Save The Children, Quintara Roo, Mexico

“Our partnership with GVI has allowed us to expand our program of safeguarding at-risk children in Mexico.”

WWF Mexico, Judith Morales

“I would like to thank the GVI Water Security Project for reaching out to help communities where they are most vulnerable and where it matters most. GVI through their very well structured volunteers program has supported WWF to disseminate the whale shark tourism good practices campaign.”

Megan Cable, Assistant Director at Ohio State University

“My name is Megan Cable and I work at Ohio State alongside Brittany Savko. I was the staff lead for our May trip with GVI Costa Rica. I wanted to write to you to let you know we had an excellent experience. Our GVI guides, Luis and Rachel, were PHENOMENAL!! Luis quickly became one of my favorite people of all time. His knowledge and leadership skills enhanced our trip tremendously. He was so patient, flexible, professional and kind. I cannot say enough good things about him! We also very much enjoyed our time in Quepos and Cocal. It was a wonderful experience for our student-athletes and staff to be immersed in the culture of Costa Rica. I just wanted to send this along so your staff knows how great our experience was and we look forward to our continued partnership.”

Chrissy Beluk, New York University

“The Alternative Break program at NYU has thoroughly enjoyed working with GVI. From an administrative standpoint, they are organized, reliable, accommodating and very communicative. The structure of their program aligns with the mission of the AB curriculum as there is a strong emphasis on pre-orientation, meaningful service, and post-trip reflection. Students and advisors had nothing but wonderful things to say about their experience and we look forward to continuing to work with them in the future.”


Below are two quotes from NYU students who participated in GVI programs: 


“I enjoy meeting new people and putting in an effort to connect with them regardless of the differences we may have in our lives – connecting with members of the community in Costa Rica was an amazing experience and one I will never forget”


“The location was beautiful, the GVI staff were amazing and very supportive, the hostels were nice, the food was good, my fellow participants were awesome, the work we did was meaningful, and the reflections helped us get to know each other better”