Your Knowledge Base for Everything You Need to Know About GLA

Navigate to the resource pages below to begin. We suggest checking out our About Us page first!


Start your Global Leadership Adventures journey by finding out everything there is to know about us and our organization at-large. From our mission and values to the key objectives of our programs, and from team member profiles to our founding story, you won’t want to miss a beat as you prepare to enroll in — or travel to — a GLA program this spring break or summer.


Don’t ever miss out on a critical admissions deadline, a special promotional offer, an upcoming in-person or online event, or key announcements by bookmarking our Announcements & Promotions page. Check back here often to stay up-to-date on enrollment windows, program launches, scholarship opportunities, and anything else that is important to be “in the know” about.


Do you have something on your mind? Perhaps a pending question that you just can’t seem to find the answer to? If your answer is “yes,” head over to our FAQ to explore answers to our most frequently asked questions from students and parents. And if you can’t find what you’re looking for here, you’re always welcome to contact us directly — we’re here to help!


This word is so important, it’s right in the middle of our name! Here at Global Leadership Adventures, leadership is at the heart of everything we do. We believe leaders are made and not born, and that leadership is a critical life skill that can and should be developed. Whether you’re an introvert or an extrovert, teens on GLA programs will have the chance to define their own leadership style. Click here to learn more about our Leadership Curriculum and philosophy.


From our Cell Phone Policy to our Code of Conduct, and from our Essential Eligibility Criteria to our Refund and Tuition policies, you’ll want to check out every inch of our Program Policies hub to find out more about how GLA operates its programs as well as its enrollment process. Don’t hesitate to give us a call either at 858-771-0645 during office hours if you have any questions about our policies.


The team here at Global Leadership Adventures values the health, safety and security of our students and staff at the highest level. GLA has developed best-in-class program Safety & Risk Management policies and procedures to facilitate program operations in the safest possible light while simultaneously managing and reducing risk wherever and whenever possible.


Are you looking to work in the field on a GLA program this spring break or summer, or possibly even support our program operations behind the scenes? We post our seasonal job listings on our website and accept applications on a rolling basis from qualified candidates. Whether you’re applying to be a Program Director or Mentor, or are interested in filling another seasonal position, be sure to check out our hiring details before you apply. We’d love to have you work with us next season!


A select number of Global Leadership Adventures programs run for three weeks, and all GLA travel internships last for 21 days. Why? Because we find this is the ideal amount of time for deeper learning and engagement. Students often find they forge stronger connections with their host community and bond more with their new friends on these longer-duration sessions. Participants also have the chance to earn extra community service hours on 21-day programs.


Be sure to save your spot on your favorite program early before waitlists begin to form!