Global Leadership Adventures
Life-changing Travel Experiences for Teens, Inpired by the Peace Corps
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Travel to Africa, Asia, Europe or Latin America
GLA combines meaningful community service projects with cultural immersion and adventure to give high school students the chance to build real-world leadership skills and have an unforgettable, once-in-a-lifetime experience.
- Travel to another country and build your confidence as an experienced traveler
- Choose from destinations in Africa, Asia, Europe and Latin America
- Select dates that work best for you during spring break or summer
- Spend between 8 and 21 days in a community abroad
- Experience a range of activities, from community service and immersive learing, to leadership
challenges and one-of-a-kind excursions
- Find a program theme that matches your interests, including public health & medicine & education, animal & wildlife conservation and many more
- Make friends with like-minded teens as you share a life-changing experience
A GLA Adventure To Fuel Your Passions, Or Find A New One.
Children & Education. Language Immersion. Ocean & Environment Conservation. Animal & Wildlife Conservation. Sports Leaderships. Medicine & Public Health. Social Entrepreneurship. Photography & Journalism. Children & Community Development. Building From Start To Finish. Middle School
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Tuition is all-inclusive
Need-based and grant-based financial aid is available by application
Tuition includes all in-country expenses, including: educational material, lodging, 3 meals per day,
all in-country transportation, airport pick-up, professional full-time staff and experts from the
US/Europe, travel medical insurance, cultural activities, lectures, adventure excursions,
pre-departure material and full-service support.
Destinations in Africa, Asia & the Pacific, Central America, South America and the Caribbean. GLA Global Service-Learning programs feature community service, immersive learning & adventure to cultivate a life-changing experience for our students, Choose a program with one of the themes featured below.
Animal & Wildlife Conservation. Building from Start to Finish. Children & Education. Community Development & Children. Language Immersion. Ocean & Climate Action. Photography & Journalism. Public Health & Medicine. Sports Leadership
Travel to incredible destinations throughout Europe and explore its unique geography, history and culture. GLA Europe Discovery programs feature exploratory travel immersive learning & adventure to cultivate q life-changing experience for our students. Choose a program with one of the themes featured below.
Multi-Country Exploration. Country Discovery. Language Immersion
Sara L. GLA Ghana Alum
“The world is an immense place, and working toward solving its problems 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.”
Global Leadership Adventures was co-founded by a Returned Peace Crops Volunteer, and many Peace Corps alumni have developed and staffed our international programs. Since the Peace Corps is not open to high school students, GLA was inspired by the same qualities to give teens the opportunity to make a meaningful difference abroad and experience the wider world in a new way in the years before starting college.
97% of GLA alumni say they consider their experience to have been life-changing, Many GLA students have gone on to study at top universities such as Harvard and Stanford, start their own nonprofits, find relevant academic opportunities and career paths, or return to visit the same communities they experienced while on a GLA program back in high school, because it made such an impact on their lives. You’re only a fight away from the start of a new journey that can change your life for many years to come.