GLOBAL LEADERSHIP ADVENTURES

SUMMER TRAVEL PROGRAMS FOR TEENS

Travel programs and online internships for teens & young adults, inspired by the Peace Corps. Global Leadership Adventures was co-founded by Andrew Motiwalla, a Returned Peace Corps Volunteer, and Fred Swaniker, one of Time's 100 Most Influential People of 2019.

TEEN TRAVEL & VOLUNTEER ABROAD PROGRAMS

TRAVEL PROGRAMS FOR HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS

It is Global Leadership Adventures’ founding belief that young people – given the opportunity and privilege to embrace different cultures, confront timely challenges and develop their own unique leadership styles – will make this world the kind of place we can all share and explore together.

We believe leaders are made, not born, and that leadership is a life skill than can and should be developed.

From role play to style exploration to getting students out of their comfort zone and into leadership roles within the group, GLA intentionally weaves this approach into the daily experience on our programs, both virtual and travel-based. Our holistic approach to leadership and learning creates a lifelong impact for students.

Our program model is inspired by the Peace Corps and updated for short-term experiences for high school students and young adults.

Most of our travel and volunteer programs operate during the summer, though spring break session dates are also available. Our virtual internships have dates available during the summer.

97% OF GLA ALUMNI AGREE:
“WHEN I LOOK BACK ON MY GLA EXPERIENCE, I CONSIDER IT TO HAVE BEEN LIFE-CHANGING.”

MEANINGFUL TRAVEL FOR TEENS

SUMMER TRAVEL PROGRAM DATES ARE OPEN FOR ENROLLMENT.
SESSIONS AVAILABLE FOR AGES 14-18

  • Discover new places and meet new people: Make friends with like-minded peers who share your passion for travel and community service, and connect with local communities
  • Find your 1st choice destination: Choose from locations in Africa, Asia & the Pacific, Central America, Europe, South America, the Caribbean or within the United States (Alaska & Hawaii)
  • Participate in a range of experiences: From community service and immersive learning, to leadership development and adventure
  • Earn community service hours: You will earn between 20-80 community service hours while on-program
  • Boost your college admissions: Write about your GLA experience in college applications or essays
  • Choose your ideal dates: Summer and spring break dates are available; summer sessions typically run 10-21 days (14 days is the most common) while spring break runs for 8 days
  • Make a meaningful impact: GLA is a recognized leader in international volunteering and community service programs for teens and young adults
  • Travel solo or with a friend: Most students on GLA programs are solo travelers who join the rest of the student group upon arrival; we also welcome friends or siblings who wish to travel together
  • Enjoy small group sizes: Most of our program sessions enroll between 10-30 students, and participants are woven into even more intimate teams for service and mentor groups
  • Tuition is all-inclusive: Scholarships and payment plans are available
  • GLA program enrollment is now open: Save your spot on your 1st choice program before waitlists begin to form on our most popular programs

VIRTUAL INTERNSHIPS FOR TEENS

100% ONLINE-BASED. SUMMER SESSIONS ARE NOW ENROLLING.
SESSIONS AVAILABLE FOR AGES 14-19

  • Be a part of a cohort of young leaders: Deliver the change needed to achieve the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals
  • Choose a thematic focus area: Public Health & Medicine, Environmental Stewardship Social Justice, Animal & Wildlife Conservation, Children & Education or Community Development
  • Be the change you wish to see in the world: Intern directly with a global nonprofit organization or social enterprise
  • Boost your future career prospects: This is your opportunity to gain critical professional and leadership skills with a global impact
  • Make waves ahead of college: You can reference this experience for university admissions!
  • Rely on our experts: GLA will serve as the management, support and resource provider of the internship
  • Collaborate with incredible partners: Local organizations across several countries will serve as the ‘host sites’ (virtually) for the thematic content
  • Enjoy a tailored experience: This 100% online experience works with your schedule and offers flexible, part-time hours
  • Registration is a snap: You can save your spot in minutes
  • Tuition is all-inclusive: Scholarships and payment plans are available
  • Choose your ideal dates: Registration is open on a rolling basis for virtual internship sessions (the internship runs part time for six weeks)

GLOBAL LEADERSHIP ADVENTURES

PROGRAMS INSPIRED BY THE PEACE CORPS

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STUDENT TESTIMONIAL:
"THE WORLD IS AN IMMENSE PLACE. AND WORKING TOWARD SOLVING ITS PROGRAMS IS LIKE TRYING TO MOVE A MOUNTAIN ONE PEBBLE AT A TIME. ON THIS TRIP, I REALIZED THAT EACH PEBBLE MAY SEEM INSIGNIFICANT TO YOU OR ME, BUT CAN LOOK LIKE A BOULDER TO OTHERS."