GLA 2019

Programs Are Filling Fast!

As summer inches closer, some of our most popular programs are filling up, and some sessions are almost completely full! The programs below are filling fast, but space is still available. If you are interested in any of these programs, we highly recommend reserving your spot now before it's too late! 


Peru: Service in the Sacred Valley

Program Highlights: 

  • Volunteer on community development projects in rural areas
  • Visit key archaeological sites of the Inca Empire
  • Go whitewater rafting down rivers winding through the Andes
  • Experience Peru’s colorful artisanal markets
  • Explore Machu Picchu and camp among snow-capped peaks

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Thailand: Elephant Sanctuary Project

Program Highlights: 

  • Responsibly care for elephants living at a true sanctuary
  • Learn about cultural, social and environmental issues related to elephant tourism
  • Teach English in a primary school classroom
  • Hike to waterfalls and soak in natural hot springs
  • Visit colorful night bazaars filled with local cuisine and handicrafts

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Ghana: Children of Africa

Program Highlights: 

  • Tutor children at a village primary school
  • Help build and refurbish school facilities
  • Discuss current social issues facing Ghana’s women and children
  • Hike to a beautiful waterfall
  • Learn traditional African dance, batik fabric dyeing, drums and percussion
  • Explore outdoor markets and visit historic sites

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Galapagos: Preserving Nature's Wonders

Program Highlights: 

  • Restore the habitat of native Galápagos wildlife
  • Snorkel with sea lions, turtles and blue-footed boobies nearby
  • Straddle the Northern & Southern hemispheres at the Equator line
  • Swim, kayak and hike as you explore majestic islands
  • Wander the cobblestone streets of colonial Quito

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Dominican Republic: Building a Sustainable World

Program Highlights: 

  • Build a health-friendly stove and community garden from start-to-finish
  • Work on innovative building projects using recycled materials
  • Explore topics of environmental conservation and natural resource management
  • Tour the city of Santo Domingo
  • Go on a white water rafting trip in Jarabacoa
  • Go for a boat ride and snorkel in crystal blue waters

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Costa Rica: The Initiative for Children

Program Highlights: 

  • Volunteer at rural schools and on an environmental education project
  • Discuss critical community issues in the region
  • Bond with local youth and families through your volunteer work
  • Experience Costa Rica’s rainforest canopy on a zipline
  • Go on two overnight excursions, one where you’ll raft down the Tenorio River (21-Day Flagship Program Only)

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