Travel Programs for Teens

Explore our Service Learning Adventures for teens in destinations around the globe!


Global Leadership Adventures operates travel programs for high school students ages 14-18, and we also offer an option for middle school students ages 12-14. Custom group travel is also available.

Programs combined community service, hands-on learning, adventure excursions and leadership development.

Enroll in a GLA program and travel to destinations across Africa, Asia, Latin America, Europe or the United States.

Summer and spring break sessions are open for enrollment for prospective travelers.

  • Discover new places and meet new people: Make friends with like-minded peers who share your passion for travel and community service, and connect with local communities.
  • Find your 1st choice destination: Choose from destinations across Africa, Asia & the Pacific, Latin America, Europe and the United States.
  • Participate in a range of experiences: Take part in meaningful community service projects, hands-on learning, leadership development activities and adventure excursions.
  • Earn community service hours: Earn between 20-80 community service hours while on-program.
  • Boost your college admissions: Write about your GLA experience in college applications or essays if you’d like!
  • Choose your ideal dates: Summer and spring break dates are available; summer sessions typically run 10-21 days (14 days is the most common) while spring break runs for 8 days.
  • Make a meaningful impact: GLA is a recognized leader in international volunteering and community service programs for teens.
  • Travel solo or with a friend: Most students on GLA programs are solo travelers who join the rest of the student group upon arrival; we also welcome friends or siblings who wish to travel together.
  • Enjoy small group sizes: Most of our program sessions enroll between 10-30 students, and participants are woven into even more intimate teams for service and mentor groups.
  • Tuition is all-inclusive: Scholarships and payment plans are available.
  • GLA program enrollment is now open: Save your spot on your favorite program before waitlists begin to form on our most popular sessions.
  • Live and learn at our Home Base: Utmost care is taken to provide safe and secure lodging. Accommodations vary based on location, but all include exclusive spaces reserved for GLA students and staff.


Request your copy of our free Global Leadership Adventures program catalog and have it mailed or emailed directly to you!

Travel Program Listings

Discover the perfect spring break or summer travel program for you or the teen in your family.

Looking for Travel Internships instead? Click here to view our Service Learning Internships for teens.


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