Status Boards

View the current travel status and closures for each GLA program country and session by dates.

UPDATED: MAY 05, 2021 at 01:04PM PACIFIC TIME

Status Boards: Travel Updates & Closures

As the Coronavirus pandemic continues into 2021, the Global Leadership Adventures Risk Management Team has decided to build two status boards:

  1. COUNTRY STATUS BOARD: Rates our level of confidence in the likelihood of program operations in particular destinations by country.
  2. SESSION STATUS BOARD: Displays whether a particular session of a GLA program, by operating dates, are confirmed to run or not.

These ratings are in fluctuation as new information becomes available, and will be updated every month.

For these ratings, the GLA Risk Management Team considers the local status of COVID-19, as well as health infrastructure, testing facilities and group gathering restrictions that may be in place.

We investigate flight availability and border restrictions. We look at the US State Department and CDC recommendations, and we connect often with our in-country partners. We have been assessing this information since the beginning of COVID, and therefore are making our best possible projections based off of both the long term trends that we have been watching, as well as the current status of each location.

Want to learn more?

Click here to view our COVID-19 Risk Management FAQ or call us during office hours at 858-771-0645.


There are two status levels represented on the Country Status Board:

  • APPROVED FOR 2021 (we are confident many or all programs in this country will run in 2021)
  • PLANNED FOR 2022 (these countries will not have programs operate during the 2021 season)

There are four status levels represented on the Session Status Board:

  • CONFIRMED TO RUN (these program sessions are confirmed to operate in 2021; open spots are available)
  • PENDING DECISION (these sessions are in approved countries; however no decision has been made for these dates)
  • PLANNED FOR 2022 (these programs are only planned for operation during the 2022 season)
  • WAITLISTED FOR 2021 (these program sessions are confirmed to operate in 2021; capacity has been reached)

COUNTRY STATUS BOARD

*Please note that the United States and Europe have individual states and countries, respectively, included in their columns. Each US state has been approved for travel, while all multi-country European program sessions have been canceled and are planned for 2022.

SESSION STATUS BOARD

Session StatusProgramDaysStart DateEnd Date

CONFIRMED TO RUN

Colorado: Wilderness First Aid Adventure Ages 16-19102021_06_302021_07_09

CONFIRMED TO RUN

Costa Rica: Animal Rescue Project142021_06_172021_06_30

CONFIRMED TO RUN

Costa Rica: Animal Rescue Project212021_07_032021_07_23

CONFIRMED TO RUN

Costa Rica: Animal Rescue Project142021_07_272021_08_09

CONFIRMED TO RUN

Costa Rica: Beachside Service Adventure102021_07_072021_07_16

CONFIRMED TO RUN

Costa Rica: Beachside Service Adventure102021_07_202021_07_29

CONFIRMED TO RUN

Costa Rica: Beachside Service Adventure102021_08_012021_08_10

CONFIRMED TO RUN

Costa Rica: Beachside Service Adventure (18-24)102021_08_122021_08_21

CONFIRMED TO RUN

Costa Rica: Intern & Study Abroad (18-24)282021_05_022021_05_29

CONFIRMED TO RUN

Costa Rica: Marine Conservation & Sea Turtle Expedition212021_07_062021_07_19

CONFIRMED TO RUN

Costa Rica: Marine Conservation & Sea Turtle Expedition142021_07_062021_07_26

CONFIRMED TO RUN

Costa Rica: Spanish Service Adventure142021_06_202021_07_03

CONFIRMED TO RUN

Costa Rica: Spanish Service Adventure212021_07_062021_07_26

CONFIRMED TO RUN

Costa Rica: Spanish Service Adventure142021_07_302021_08_12

CONFIRMED TO RUN

Costa Rica: The Initiative for Children
(Community Development Track)
212021_07_052021_07_25

CONFIRMED TO RUN

Costa Rica: The Initiative for Children
(Community Development Track)
142021_07_282021_08_10

CONFIRMED TO RUN

Costa Rica: The Initiative for Children
(Sports Leadership Track)
142021_07_282021_08_10

CONFIRMED TO RUN

Dominican Republic: Building a Sustainable World
(Environmental Stewardship Track)
212021_07_102021_07_30

CONFIRMED TO RUN

Dominican Republic: Building a Sustainable World
(Public Health & Medicine Track)
212021_07_102021_07_30

CONFIRMED TO RUN

Dominican Republic: Caribbean Service Adventure102021_06_182021_06_27

CONFIRMED TO RUN

Dominican Republic: Caribbean Service Adventure102021_06_302021_07_09

CONFIRMED TO RUN

Dominican Republic: Caribbean Service Adventure102021_07_122021_07_21

CONFIRMED TO RUN

Dominican Republic: Caribbean Service Adventure102021_07_242021_08_02

CONFIRMED TO RUN

Dominican Republic: Caribbean Service Adventure102021_08_052021_08_14

CONFIRMED TO RUN

Dominican Republic: Global Health Initiative142021_06_252021_07_08

CONFIRMED TO RUN

Dominican Republic: Global Health Initiative142021_07_112021_07_24

CONFIRMED TO RUN

Dominican Republic: Global Health Initiative142021_07_272021_08_09

CONFIRMED TO RUN

Dominican Republic: Semester of Service (18-24)572021_06_252021_08_20

CONFIRMED TO RUN

Florida: Marine Wildlife Initiative102021_06_182021_06_27

CONFIRMED TO RUN

Thailand: The Signature Experience332021_06_262021_07_28

CONFIRMED TO RUN

Utah: Arches, Canyonlands & the Colorado River102021_07_102021_07_19

PENDING DECISION

United Kingdom: The Signature Experience122021_07_152021_07_26

UPDATE: PLANNED FOR 2022

Bali: Land of Discovery21all_sessionsall_sessions

UPDATE: PLANNED FOR 2022

Bali: Land of Discovery14all_sessionsall_sessions

UPDATE: PLANNED FOR 2022

Belize: Ridge to Reef Expedition14all_sessionsall_sessions

UPDATE: PLANNED FOR 2022

California: San Diego Service Adventure10all_sessionsall_sessions

UPDATE: PLANNED FOR 2022

Costa Rica: Middle School Service Adventure10all_sessionsall_sessions

UPDATE: PLANNED FOR 2022

Dominican Republic: Semester of Service (14-18)57all_sessionsall_sessions

UPDATE: PLANNED FOR 2022

Europe Multi - STEAM Experience14all_sessionsall_sessions

UPDATE: PLANNED FOR 2022

Europe Multi - Understanding EU14all_sessionsall_sessions

UPDATE: PLANNED FOR 2022

Fiji: Marine Conservation Expedition14all_sessionsall_sessions

UPDATE: PLANNED FOR 2022

Ghana: Building Healthy Villages14all_sessionsall_sessions

UPDATE: PLANNED FOR 2022

Ghana: Children of Africa14all_sessionsall_sessions

UPDATE: PLANNED FOR 2022

Ghana: Children of Africa21all_sessionsall_sessions

UPDATE: PLANNED FOR 2022

Greece: Mythology, Philosophy and Modern Democracy12all_sessionsall_sessions

UPDATE: PLANNED FOR 2022

Guadeloupe: French Caribbean Adventure14all_sessionsall_sessions

UPDATE: PLANNED FOR 2022

Guatemala: Children of the Maya14all_sessionsall_sessions

UPDATE: PLANNED FOR 2022

Maine: New England Service Adventure14all_sessionsall_sessions

UPDATE: PLANNED FOR 2022

Maine: New England Service Adventure21all_sessionsall_sessions

UPDATE: PLANNED FOR 2022

Morocco: Cultural Kaleidoscope14all_sessionsall_sessions

UPDATE: PLANNED FOR 2022

Oregon: The Great Pacific Northwest14all_sessionsall_sessions

UPDATE: PLANNED FOR 2022

Peru: Foundations of Global Health14all_sessionsall_sessions

UPDATE: PLANNED FOR 2022

Peru: Service in the Sacred Valley14all_sessionsall_sessions

UPDATE: PLANNED FOR 2022

South Africa: Safari Service Expedition14all_sessionsall_sessions

UPDATE: PLANNED FOR 2022

South Dakota: The Land of Infinite Variety10all_sessionsall_sessions

UPDATE: PLANNED FOR 2022

Spain: Spanish in the Land of Don Quixote14all_sessionsall_sessions

UPDATE: PLANNED FOR 2022

Sumatra: Orangutan Conservation Expedition14all_sessionsall_sessions

UPDATE: PLANNED FOR 2022

Tanzania: Children's Education Adventure14all_sessionsall_sessions

UPDATE: PLANNED FOR 2022

Tanzania: Children's Education Adventure21all_sessionsall_sessions

UPDATE: PLANNED FOR 2022

Thailand: Elephants & Conservation Expedition21all_sessionsall_sessions

UPDATE: PLANNED FOR 2022

Thailand: Elephant & Education Initiative14all_sessionsall_sessions

UPDATE: PLANNED FOR 2022

Thailand: Island Marine Excursion14all_sessionsall_sessions

UPDATE: PLANNED FOR 2022

Wyoming: Grand Teton & Yellowstone Excursion10all_sessionsall_sessions

UPDATE: PLANNED FOR 2022

Wyoming: Wilderness Backpacking Expedition (16-19)14all_sessionsall_sessions

WAITLISTED FOR 2021

Alaska: Wildlife Alliance Expedition102021_07_052021_07_14

WAITLISTED FOR 2021

Alaska: Wildlife Alliance Expedition102021_07_172021_07_26

WAITLISTED FOR 2021

Costa Rica: Beachside Service Adventure102021_06_242021_07_03

WAITLISTED FOR 2021

Costa Rica: Sea Turtle Initiative102021_06_162021_06_25

WAITLISTED FOR 2021

Costa Rica: Sea Turtle Initiative102021_06_282021_07_07

WAITLISTED FOR 2021

Costa Rica: Sea Turtle Initiative102021_07_112021_07_20

WAITLISTED FOR 2021

Costa Rica: Sea Turtle Initiative102021_07_232021_08_01

WAITLISTED FOR 2021

Galapagos: Preserving Nature's Wonders142021_06_152021_06_28

WAITLISTED FOR 2021

Galapagos: Preserving Nature's Wonders142021_06_282021_07_11

WAITLISTED FOR 2021

Galapagos: Preserving Nature's Wonders142021_07_012021_07_14

WAITLISTED FOR 2021

Galapagos: Preserving Nature's Wonders142021_07_142021_07_27

WAITLISTED FOR 2021

Galapagos: Preserving Nature's Wonders142021_07_172021_07_30

WAITLISTED FOR 2021

Galapagos: Preserving Nature's Wonders142021_08_032021_08_16

WAITLISTED FOR 2021

Hawaii: Sea Turtle Marine Conservation122021_06_242021_07_05

WAITLISTED FOR 2021

Hawaii: Sea Turtle Marine Conservation122021_07_082021_07_19

WAITLISTED FOR 2021

Hawaii: Sea Turtle Marine Conservation122021_07_242021_08_04

PROGRAM COMPLETED

Costa Rica Spring Beach (Turtles)082021_04_032021_04_10

Country Status Board: Detailed Breakdown of Status Levels

When a destination country is marked as APPROVED FOR 2021, it means that the GLA Risk Management Team has rated many/all programs located in this country or region as being approved for operation in Summer 2021. Please note that specific session dates may still shift slightly, program sessions may be consolidated from all listed dates into one or more sessions depending on final enrollment numbers, and program cancellation may still occur in the event of future changes or due to force majeure.

When a program destination is marked as TOO SOON TO TELL, it means that the GLA Risk Management Team has reviewed the latest data and details and has determined that there is not enough information yet to make a call as to whether programs in this country or region will operate or not in 2021. These programs are still open for enrollment for travel in 2021, but we will coordinate with students and their families should the program dates need to be modified. As of April 2021, all countries/regions have been moved out of the TOO SOON TO TELL category.

When a program destination is marked as PLANNED FOR 2022, it means that the GLA Risk Management Team has determined that program operations within that particular country or region are not possible for the current calendar year. However, our team does intend to run programs in this location during the 2022 season.


Session Status Board: Detailed Breakdown of Status Levels

When a program session is marked as CONFIRMED TO RUN , it means that the GLA Risk Management Team has rated the particular session dates for this program as confirmed for operation in Summer 2021. Please note that specific session dates may still shift slightly, program sessions may be consolidated from all listed dates into one or more sessions depending on final enrollment numbers, and program cancellation may still occur in the event of future changes or due to force majeure.

When a program session is marked as PENDING DECISION , it means that the GLA Risk Management Team has rated the the destination country as “approved.” However, no decision has yet been made as to whether that particular session, per the operating dates listed, will run or not in 2021. These sessions are likelier than not to operate, and are open for enrollment to interested students and families.

When a program session is marked as TOO SOON TO TELL , it means that the GLA Risk Management Team has not yet moved the program’s destination country into the “approved for 2021” category. That means that until there is a status change on the Country Status Board, no further updates will be made for individual sessions here. However, sessions are still open for enrollment for interested students and families, though we encourage applicants to consider alternative program sessions in the “confirmed” or “pending” categories. As of April 2021, all program sessions have been moved out of the TOO SOON TO TELL category.

When a program session is marked as PLANNED FOR 2022, it means that the GLA Risk Management Team has determined that all sessions of every program within that particular country or region are not possible for the current calendar year. In most cases, however, the intention is to run these programs during the 2022 season.

When a program session is marked as WAITLISTED FOR 2021 , it means that this session has the same status as “Confirmed to Run” programs, but capacity on this particular session has been reached. Any student who wishes to enroll in this program session will be placed on a waitlist pending future spaces opening up; however, we highly encourage that you enroll in a different program/session instead, as we don’t expect much movement on waitlists this year given current travel demand. Please note that program cancellation may still occur in the event of future changes or due to force majeure.


As you review the Status Boards above, please consider the following:

  • When there are different defined regions within a single country, we may break out individual locations (ex. by island in Indonesia)
  • For international destinations, if you click on the linked text, you’ll be referred to the US State Department’s latest COVID-19 information and advisories page
  • Particular programs and session dates for a program may be independently rated as “likely” to operate in Summer 2021 on the GLA Enrollment Portal; when a program’s destination country is rated as “confirmed for 2021” that does not mean that all sessions of all programs within that country are confirmed to operate