About GLA


GLA presents a fresh, new approach to service-learning and discovery abroad for intellectually-curious and socially-oriented teenagers.

Participants on Global Leadership Adventures programs:

  • Explore historic and natural sites in different countries
  • Learn the local culture, language, and history
  • Serve the community through meaningful volunteer efforts

GLA’s goal is to provide life-changing experiences that will cultivate a global perspective and open-mindedness in students that will ultimately inspire them to become great leaders and global thinkers and seek positive change in their own communities. Programs are offered in Africa, Asia, Europe and the Americas.

If you’re interested in going on a program abroad with GLA, or want to share more about what our programs are like with friends and family, request a free catalog and we’ll get one to you right away. It’s quick and easy!


Go Overseas has presented Global Leadership Adventures with a Community Choice Award in the Support category.

Top High School Abroad Providers for Support: Go Overseas asks reviewers to consider the “Support” factor, to know how the program ensures participants have both the structure they need and the freedom to explore and learn from the world. These providers demonstrate a commitment to helping high school students experience the world on their own – but with support if they need it.

Check out this article on Go Overseas’ website to learn more.


Our mission is to inspire the next generation to realize their potential to transform the world and their unique role in it.


Our Integrity is unspoken. It is the unfailing framework from which we build every program, human relationship, and bridge into a community.

Personal Growth

We are invested in the Personal Growth and development of all our students and staff. We foster an environment for students to safely explore, experience, and self-discover.


Respect is inherent in all of our interactions among students, staff and all of the members whose communities we serve. Respect means accepting and celebrating of differences. Respect means considering all points of view, always.


Optimism is at our core. We believe that anything is possible and that every person is capable of driving and adopting positive change in the world.


Cooperation is key to our accomplishments. We are a traveling community, helping to serve other communities. We work together, learn from one another, and build valuable friendships in the process.


Innovation is what makes us stand out in international education. Open to new ideas and always striving to work better and smarter to serve our communities, Students, and parents


Compassion is what drives our service, and that compassion extends to students, parents, and host communities. Our care for people extends to everything we do.