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So you haven’t got the A-Level Results You Expected? How about an Experiential Education?

August 18, 2017 Training No Comments Email Email

With A-level results being released tomorrow, thousands of students across the country are waiting to find out what grades they have secured and what the next steps may be. But what if things don’t go as planned? What if your space is deferred through clearing? What if committing to three or more years of education right away doesn’t feel right?

For those who aren’t quite ready for university and crave an adventure with the opportunity to develop key life and cv-boosting skills, Global Vision International (GVI), the most well respected and prominent international volunteering organisation in the world, are here to help. GVI will be offering50 Internship Scholarships throughout clearing for those wishing to embark on a year of personal discovery, experiential education and unforgettable travels. Each scholarship is worth £500 and will be valid to use on all internships currently available on the GVI website, be it in 2017 through to 2019. Internships run from 6 to 24 weeks, simply choose any start date and book before the end of October, when clearing finishes.

The path to success doesn’t have to be through university. GVI internships provide students with practical hands-on experience to help enhance personal and professional development. With over 100 projects in 10 countries around the world, the internships are specifically geared towards developing teamwork and leadership skills, offering real-world field experience in a variety of developing countries, and educating students in key global issues and different cultures – all valuable qualities for the workplace or higher education. What’s more, students can also gain academic credit for their time on a GVI internship.

Each placement will leave students with the skills to help them excel in the next step of the journey while having an unforgettable experience that cannot be achieved elsewhere. Here is just a small taste of what is on offer:

Community Development Internship in Nepal (6-12 weeks)

For those seeking an invaluable opportunity to become fully immersed in the renowned culture of Nepal and its welcoming population, this programme offers the ideal way to explore and celebrate all that is Nepalese, whilst giving back to the local community. The internship is based in Pokhara – the second largest city in Nepal – where interns will work with local centres around Pokhara, dividing time between childcare, teaching, and working on women’s empowerment projects, tasks which are all focused on contributing to the overall commitment of improving the quality of life for the people of Nepal.

Aside from making a significant impact on the local communities, evenings and weekends allow for free time to explore the stunning surroundings. Activities are endless, from trekking and white-water rafting to exploring local markets and participating in cooking classes or dance workshops.

Seychelles Environmental Conservation Internship (6-12 weeks)   

Spend time on the stunning island of Curieuse, a national park and tropical paradise. Joining an international team of passionate experts and conservationists, interns will contribute to critical conservation efforts to preserve the survival of some of the islands most important species: the critically endangered hawksbill turtles, the giant tortoise and the sicklefin lemon sharks. Partake in lemon shark catch and release programmes and track down shark pups in order to gather valuable data. For sea turtles, efforts will centre around studying the nesting success and habits of both hawksbill and green turtles on the island.

Enjoy living at a remote research station on one of the world’s most beautiful islands where free time activities include climbing into a Coco de Mer Palm to gain stunning views out over the bay, exploring the diversity of the islands flora and fauna, taking in the beauty of the mangroves around the island, and snorkelling among the crystal clear water taking in the unique and fragile underwater ecosystems.

Wildlife Conservation Internship in South Africa (24 weeks)  

For those looking to thrust their conservation career into orbit, this programme allows interns to explore the African savannah whilst gaining invaluable experience and insight into conservation techniques, animal tracking and the use of telemetry equipment. Interns will spend 24 weeks in South Africa’s stunning Limpopo Province, an area renowned for its abundance of wildlife, and will get up close and personal with the Big Five. The first 12 weeks of the programme are based on a wildlife research expedition, helping with hands-on reserve management projects and community outreach initiatives, followed by a 12-week work placement where skills will be put into practice. 

GVI offers Internship Programmes starting from £1,500 for 6 weeks. 

For more information on GVI’s Internship Scholarship and the vast choice of programmes available, visit http://www.gviworld.com/consultations/a-level-results-scholarship/.

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