Community Development

Broaden Your Horizons

Are you passionate about improving the communities IN-NEED?
  • Take advantage of incredible opportunities that contribute to local communities, and get a sense of how you can use your talents to help
  • Participate in projects with an environmental focus as you work to preserve and protect nature
  • Make a difference in the lives of children and families through meaningful community service
  • Connect with a new culture and make friends with like-minded interests
  • 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 firsthand how human communities and natural ecosystems are intertwined, and how environmental stewardship supports local community development.

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

GLA Community Development Programs

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.

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 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.

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.