Empower Host Communities

GIVE is extremely committed to empowering our host communities. On the ground, we undertake carefully thought out service projects using the Asset-Based Community Development framework (ABCD), which is widely recognized as a best practice. This approach entails partnering with community leaders to identify existing assets and cultivate their potential for positive change.

Recent examples include constructing a technical school in Nicaragua using 15,000 repurposed plastic bottles, building a fresh water source for a village of 600 in Zanzibar, Tanzania, and running English education programs. GIVE has long-term funding plans to see all projects through their life-cycle, committing resources and time to ensure that they are executed.

Go on the Adventure of a Lifetime

Push your personal boundaries while breaking down cultural barriers, learning about the world, and having the time of your life! GIVE offers volunteers a wide array of cultural immersion and adventure activities on their trips.

Adventure is courageous and contagious! Whether scuba diving in vibrant Caribbean waters, seeing lions in the heart of the African savannah, or playing with elephants and exploring jungle villages in Thailand and Laos, you will experience life to the fullest while abroad.

Earn Certifications or College Credit

Turn your passion into your profession with GIVE's Wilderness & International Leadership Development (WILD) Course and earn your International Guide Certification, Wilderness First Aid, and Outdoor Leadership Training.

Receive academic credit traveling the world with our Academic Add-On, UNIV 304: International Sustainable Development, an accredited online course. Challenge yourself to think about life in your host country and your ability to assist marginalized communities.

Ignite Sustainable Change

GIVE is committed to developing global citizens who ignite social change. We provide educational and engagement opportunities upon their return home. Our ultimate goal is to create a network of professionals who are committed to philanthropy and social entrepreneurship.

We are extremely proud that GIVE has inspired numerous alumni to alter their professional trajectory to focus on sustainable development, and are committed to dedicating time and resources to empowering as many leaders as possible.

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