Community Development

Broaden Your Horizons

Are you passionate about improving the communities abroad?
  • Take advantage of incredible opportunities that contribute to communities in-need, and get a sense of how you can use your talents to help
  • Make a difference as a teen volunteer in the lives of children and families in-need through meaningful service
  • Connect with a new culture and make friends with like-minded interests
  • Go on excursions and explore everything that makes the destination you choose special
  • Leave a lasting impact that will have a positive effect on the community for years to come

Tackle community service projects that don’t require any prior experience – all that’s required is a desire to help!

Learn all the ins and outs of the local community, and discover the many challenges faced by those who live there.

Join in and participate in the local customs as members of the community share with you their unique ways of life.

GLA Community Development & Children Programs

CR IFC 720 x 640
Costa Rica

The Initiative for Children™

Embrace Costa Rica’s children and make an impact on the next generation.

India - 720 x 640

The Initiative for Children™

Make a difference in the lives of Indian youth as you discover authentic India, from the Taj Mahal to the royal city of Jaipur.

CR BS - 720 x 640
Costa Rica

Beachside Service Adventure

Experience the pure life—or Pura Vida—while giving back to a rural beach community.

DR BSW - 720 x 640 (1)
Dominican Republic

Caribbean Service Adventure

Appreciate the beauty, history and people of the island as you support development efforts in rural communities.

Morocco - 620 x 640

Cultural Kaleidoscope™

Uncover the secrets of magical Morocco as you immerse yourself in unique spices, meaningful service, and smiles you’ll never forget.

Peru SSV - 720 x 640

Service in the Sacred Valley™

The ancient Inca Empire is yours to discover while make a difference in the lives of rural youth.

CR Spring BS - 720 x 640
Costa Rica

Spring Break Beachside Service Adventure

Make an impact this spring break as you lend a hand in a rural Costa Rican beach community.

CR Middle School - 720 x 640 (1)
Costa Rica

Middle School Service Adventure

Choose your own adventure: work with Costa Rican children in local schools or help to protect the country’s incredible wildlife.

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Advisor by calling us at
+1-858-771-0645, or