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Is Your 1st Choice Full?

If so, check out these great alternative programs instead

Did you tear open your GLA catalog and pick out the summer program of your dreams, only to find out that your first choice was already full for this summer?

Have no fear... there are plenty of incredible options left for those who want to #bethechange in 2016! As we get closer to the summer, we've highlighted the programs that are sold out and provided you with some suggestions of equally-awesome programs that still have spots available. Check them out!

Wanted Costa Rica: Animal Rescue Project™?

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Galapagos: Preserving Nature’s Wonders™

The Galapagos is world-famous for the diversity of its plants and animals. On this program, be immersed in it all as you volunteer at a tortoise hatchery, work to stop invasive plant species from destroying natural habitats, and witness Galapagos sea lion pups up close.

Peru: Amazon Service Adventure

This program is as unique an experience as the river it's set on. Students will dive head-first into life along the Amazon, set deep in the Peruvian jungle, and make a positive impact on the communitites and people there through meaningful service work. From learning to commute via canoe to catching piranhas, life on the Amazon is a constant adventure!

Tanzania: Heart and Soul of Africa

Students on this program will discover the rich culture of this east African nation as they partake in a wide variety of service projects and excursions. Teens will play with local kids, build things at the school, and even go out on safari.

Wanted Costa Rica: Sports Service Adventure?

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Ghana: Sports Service Adventure

Organize a sports-themed day camp that will empower Ghanaian youth and encourage girls' participation in sports that are usually reserved only for boys. You'll also get the chance to build real connections with these local children by using your downtime to swim and play other sports together.

India: Service in the Himalayas

People often go to India to discover themselves, and students on this program will discover the rewards of engaging in community service with local children while visiting culturally rich sites south of the Himalayan Mountains.

Costa Rica: Protecting the Pacific™

Water is essential for the survival of all life, and there is no source of water with a greater impact than the ocean. Students on this program will see how gray water runoff pollutes the Pacific Ocean, and impacts the community of Bahia Ballena. Learn to be a guardian of the ocean as you work on projects such as building a water filtration system and contributing to coastal recycling initiatives.

Wanted Dominican Republic: Global Health Initiative™?

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Ghana: Building Healthy Villages™

In a remote village in rural Ghana, adequate public facilities are difficult to come by. Students on this program will build an eco-compost toilet from start to finish, having a direct impact on the lives of the families who will use it by reducing rates of diarrhea and other acute health problems. Learn creative and sustainable ways to improve the health of a community, even when few resources are available. While there, you'll be immersed in a vibrant and welcoming Ghanaian community.

Dominican Republic: Building a Sustainable World™

In a northern Dominican community where many Haitian families have resettled, environmental factors are key to their health and well-being. Constructing bottle buildings is one unique way to combine environmental sustainability with public service that has an impact on these families. Students on this program will also see the effects of climate change on a vital river and engage in a reforestation project.

Peru: Service in the Sacred Valley

Students on this program really get a taste of all that Peru has to offer, from visiting a popular llama farm to witnessing the breathtaking views of the Andes from all sides. There’s even a chance to meet a shaman and visit Machu Picchu.

Wanted Ghana: Children of Africa™ (14-day)?

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Ghana: Children of Africa™ (21-day)

Are you ready to spend all day, every day surrounded by kids who are excited to see you? On this 21-day program, you'll make a difference in their lives by teaching in local schools and building bricks that will be used to expand school facilities. You'll also be immersed in a colorful and vibrant African community that will welcome you with open arms.

Tanzania: Heart and Soul of Africa

Students on this program will discover the rich culture of this east African nation as they partake in a wide variety of service projects and excursions. Teens will play with local kids, build things at the school, and even go out on safari.

Guatemala: Children of the Maya™

Spend your days volunteering at a school that embraces the heritage of Maya children. Whether you're organizing group games, or helping with building projects to improve the school, you'll be surrounded by grateful students and teachers that GLA has been working alongside for years.

Wanted Thailand: Elephant Village Initiative™?

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Galapagos: Preserving Nature’s Wonders™

The Galapagos is world-famous for the diversity of its plants and animals. On this program, be immersed in it all as you volunteer at a tortoise hatchery, work to stop invasive plant species from destroying natural habitats, and witness Galapagos sea lion pups up close.

Bali: Land of Discovery™

Uncover the treasure of ancient and beautiful Bali. Whether you’re volunteering with children or working on a coral restoration project, you’ll be engaging in high adventure as you ride a boat out at sunrise and go whitewater rafting.

Thailand: Cultural Kaleidoscope™

Thailand has an incredibly diverse heritage, and students on this program will discover the culture of the natives through working with kids at school, taking a local cooking class, and chatting with a real Buddhist monk.

Have questions or want to learn more? Give our Enrollment Advising team a call at +1-858-771-0645.

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