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Teen Summer Programs Volunteer in Africa

Volunteer in Ghana

Children of Africa™  Flagship

Our 21-day Flagship programs provide the ideal amount of time to satisfy every dimension of the GLA Experience. Although many of the same objectives can be achieved on shorter programs, students and parents report that three weeks is the optimal time to develop lifelong friendships with local people and fellow students, to make a greater impact on the community, to fully immerse themselves in a culture, and to explore different facets of the host country.

Travel to the West African nation of Ghana during our 14-day or 21-day high school service trips. Learn how to instruct children with limited or no resources, including schools, desks, paper or pencils. Your adventures will include confronting history at the 16th century Keta Slave Fort and learning the social issues facing women and children from local leaders. Hike to the tallest waterfall in West Africa; visit a monkey sanctuary; and learn traditional African dance and percussion. Read more about volunteering in Ghana and how this adventure can transform your life.

Building Healthy Villages

Roll up your sleeves and engage with villagers of Ghana. Perfect for students considering healthcare professions, Building Healthy Villages provides individual health care and public health projects. Construct ecologically sound compost toilets that prevent disease and provide no-cost fertilizer to increase crop yields. You’ll visit local clinics, hospitals and traditional healers to learn the challenges of providing medical care in Africa. Visit a slave fort and journey down the Volta River. Read more about Ghana and how volunteering there can change your future.

Volunteer in Tanzania

Heart & Soul of Africa Flagship

Our 21-day Flagship programs provide the ideal amount of time to satisfy every dimension of the GLA Experience. Although many of the same objectives can be achieved on shorter programs, students and parents report that three weeks is the optimal time to develop lifelong friendships with local people and fellow students, to make a greater impact on the community, to fully immerse themselves in a culture, and to explore different facets of the host country.

Take a voyage of the spirit as you travel to the country of Tanzania. Experience thousands of years of human culture within weeks. Learn aspects of the Masai’s lifestyle, including dance, beading and spear throwing in the shadow of Mount Kilimanjaro. Teach children English and help construct and repair the orphanage compound they call home. Enjoy the experience of a lifetime and go on an authentic African safari. Read more about life-changing Tanzanian volunteer options during the two week and three week programs.

Volunteer in Senegal

French Service Adventure  Language

Interact on a deeper level, and take your language skills to the next level. Designed for high school students, our GLA Experiential Language Curriculum TM seamlessly integrates language into many aspects of the program, including community service and cultural activities. Our teachers use classroom time to prepare students to speak the language as they interact with local people. We currently offer Language programs in Spanish and Mandarin.

Global Leadership Adventures offers teen summer programs in Senegal; programs are focused on community service and learning French for high school students. Read more about our teen study abroad program in Senegal.