Meet Us In Person

Global Leadership Adventures staff and alumni host and attend events around the country - and around the world - giving you and your family the opportunity to meet us in person. These are wonderful opportunities to speak with experts on GLA programs and learn more about what you can expect when you travel abroad. Come join us at the open house, meet & greet or fair nearest you.

EXPLORE: Fairs | Meet & Greets | Open Houses

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Fairs are hosted by a third party, typically a high school or community organization.  GLA will have a table at the event manned by GLA staff and alumni.  Stop by to pick up a catalog, ask questions, and chat face to face.

Greenwich, CT - January 23rd 6pm-8pm - SummerFare Expo @ Greenwich High School

Minneapolis, MN - January 23rd 6:45pm-8:30pm - Gap Year Fair @ Southwest High School

Philadelphia, PA - January 26th 11am-2pm - Summer Camp Fair @ Springside Chestnut Hill Academy

Chicago, IL - January 26th 12pm-3pm - Gap Year Fair @ New Trier Township High School

St Louis, MO - January 26th 10am-3pm - Summer Opportunities Fair @ John Burroughs School

Cleveland, OH - January 27th 1pm-4pm - Gap Year Fair @ Lawrence School

Andover, MA - January 27th 12pm-3pm - Summer Opportunities Fair @ Phillips Academy

Ann Arbor, MI - January 28th 6pm-8:30pm - Gap Year Fair @ Skyline High School

Newton, MA - January 28th 5:30pm-8pm - Teen Summer Expo @ Newton South High School

Windsor, CT - January 28th 9am-11am - Summer Opportunities Fair @ Loomis Chaffee School

Farmington, CT - January 29th 5pm-7pm - Summer Opportunities Fair @ Miss Porter's School

Lexington, MA - January 29th 5pm-8pm - Teen Summer Expo @ Lexington High School

Houston, TX - January 31st 6pm-8:30pm - Gap Year Fair @ Strake College Prep

San Diego, CA - January 31st 6pm-7:30pm - Summer Opportunities Fair @ Pacific Ridge School

Pasadena, CA - February 2nd 10am-3pm - Summer Opportunities Fair @ Westridge School

Austin, TX - February 2nd 12pm-3pm - Gap Year Fair @ St Andrew's Episcopal School

Los Angeles, CA - February 3rd 11am-2pm - Tips on Trips Fair @ Skirball Cultural Center

Washington, DC - February 7th 6pm-9pm - Gap Year Fair @ Woodrow Wilson High School

Chapel Hill, NC - February 9th 1pm-4pm - Gap Year Fair @ Carroboro High School

Charlotte, NC - February 10th 1pm-4pm - Gap Year Fair @ Providence Day School

Cherry Hill, NJ - February 11th 5:30pm-8:30pm - Teen Summer Expo @ Katz JCC

Seattle, WA - February 13th 6pm-8:30pm - Gap Year Fair @ Roosevelt High School

New York, NY - February 13th 5pm-8:30pm - Teen Summer Expo @ NYIT

Portland, OR - February 14th 6pm-8:30pm - Gap Year Fair @ Cleveland High School

San Diego, CA - February 19th 6pm-8:30pm - Gap Year Fair @ La Jolla High School

El Segundo, CA - February 20th 6pm-8:30pm - Gap Year Fair @ Vistamar School

Los Angeles, CA - February 21st 6pm-8:30pm - Gap Year Fair @ Harvard-Westlake School

Solon, OH - February 23rd 10am-3pm - Summer Camp Convention @ Solon Community Center

Danville, CA - February 24th 1pm-4pm - Gap Year Fair @ Athenian School

Mountain View, CA - February 26th 6pm-8:30pm - Gap Year Fair @ Mountain View High School

Berkeley, CA - February 27th 6:00pm-8:30pm - Gap Year Fair @ Maybeck High School

Boulder, CO - February 28th 6:45pm-8:30pm - Gap Year Fair @ New Vista High School

Denver, CO - March 2nd 1pm-4pm - Gap Year Fair @ Littleton High School

Temecula, CA - March 26th 2pm-4pm - Summer Opportunities Fair @ Linfield Christian School

RSVP for any of the above fairs here.

Meet & Greets:

Meet & Greets are your chance to meet with a GLA representative for a more in depth discussion of our programs.  A GLA staff member, often accompanied by a GLA alum, will post up at a local cafe or community space so that you can sit down with us to learn more about our programs and get all your questions answered. The full address of the meet & greet location will be sent in your RSVP confirmation email.  

Deerfield, IL - January 27th 1pm-3pm

Houston, TX - February 1st 6pm-8pm

Austin, TX - February 3rd 1pm-3pm

Chapel Hill, NC - February 9th 10am-11:30am

Charlotte, NC - February 10th 10am-12pm

Shrewsbury, NJ - February 12th 6:00pm-8:00pm

Bellevue, WA - February 15th 6pm-8pm

Sammamish, WA - February 17th 11am-1pm

Portland, OR - February 17th 11am-1pm

San Diego, CA - February 23rd 10am-12pm

Boulder, CO - March 1st 6pm-8pm

Denver, CO - March 2nd 10am-11:30am

RSVP for any meet & greet here for full address. 

Open Houses

Open Houses are hosted by a GLA alumni families who graciously open their homes to prospective students and parents. This is a great opportunity to hear a first hand account of what it is like to participate in a GLA program.  From organizing flights, to packing tips, to life at a GLA Home Base, they have experienced it and are happy to share their thoughts and advice with you! We're adding more all the time, so please check back if you don't see an Open House scheduled in your area. 

San Diego, CA - January 24 @ 7 PM

Corona, CA - January 26 @ 5:30 PM

Rockville, MD - February 5 @ 6:00 PM

Wrentham, MA - February 6 @ 6:30 PM

Jacksonville, FL - February 8 @ 6:30 PM

Ann Arbor, MI - February 9 @ 5:30 PM

Nashville, TN - February 10 @ 12:00 PM

Ellisville, MO - February 16 @ 11:00 PM

Athens, GA - February 20 @ 6:00 PM

San Jose, CA - February 23 @ 11:00 PM

Deerfield, IL - March 2 @ 1:00 PM

San Francisco, CA - March 3 @ 11:00 AM

East Amherst, NY - March 4 @ 3:00 PM

Port Clinton, OH - March 21 @ 6:00 PM

Milton, MA - March 30 @ 6:00 PM

RSVP for any open house here for full address. 

Interested in hosting your own alumni open house? We would love to schedule with you, please email us at

Can't make one of our in-person events? Join us for an online meetup or webinar instead. Click here to view our schedule.