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Building from Start to Finish

Building from Start to Finish

Complete a meaningful building project from beginning to end, leaving behind your legacy for local families and the community to use.

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See Your Impact Through

Are you passionate about completing projects that truly make a difference in the community

  • Build from the ground up on projects that directly affect the daily lives of locals
  • Work alongside local organizations who promote sustainable building initiatives in the community
  • Improve public health by completing much needed infrastructure projects
  • Be innovative by utilizing sustainable materials to meet community needs
Finish what you started! Understand what it takes to plan and see a development project through to completion.

Finish what you started! Understand what it takes to plan and see a development project through to completion.

Learn about complex issues in development, sustainability, and public health with professionals in the field.

Learn about complex issues in development, sustainability, and public health with professionals in the field.

Be immersed in the local culture and its beautiful surroundings through high-energy activities and fascinating visits to historic sites.

Be immersed in the local culture and its beautiful surroundings through high-energy activities and fascinating visits to historic sites.

GLA Building from Start to Finish Programs

Ghana: Building Healthy Villages™

Ghana: Building Healthy Villages™

In a remote village in rural Ghana, adequate public facilities are difficult to come by. Students on this program will build an eco-compost toilet from start to finish, having a direct impact on the lives of the families who will use it by reducing rates of diarrhea and other acute health problems. Learn creative and sustainable ways to improve the health of a community, even when few resources are available. While there, you'll be immersed in a vibrant and welcoming Ghanaian community.

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