GLA PROGRAM THEMES
ANIMAL & WILDLIFE CONSERVATION
Global Leadership Adventures runs Animal & Wildlife Conservation travel programs for teens who want to protect animals, their habitats and the people that depend on them.
On a GLA Animal & Wildlife Conservation program, collaborate with experts on issues surrounding wildlife conservation. Spend time up-close and personal with elephants, sea turtles, giant tortoises, or rescue animals such as cats and dogs.
Care for animals that have been injured, abandoned or threatened by loss of their natural habitat. This could include volunteering at a rescue.
Discover the role that sustainability plays in the long-term protection and restoration of unique wildlife in a changing climate.
Form relationships while working alongside NGOs and community groups in the field. See up-close the work of conservationists in the region.
ANIMAL RESCUE PROJECT
21 DAYS ($5,699) | 14 DAYS ($3,999)
Advocate for animal rights, and gain pre-veterinary experience working alongside certified veterinarians and animal rescue experts. In your time off service, experience all the adventures Costa Rica has to offer.
MARINE CONSERVATION &
SEA TURTLE EXPEDITION
21 DAYS ($5,499) | 14 DAYS ($4,199)
As you travel the Pacific coast, contribute to conservation projects addressing climate change and learn to be environmental stewards. Experience a variety of world renowned beaches and national parks!
ELEPHANTS & CONSERVATION
21-DAY PROGRAM | $5,299
Support an organization working to protect endangered wild Thai elephants by providing a safe corridor to freshwater. You will also visit spectacular temples and discover Thailand's fascinating culture.
14-DAY PROGRAM | $5,199
Encounter unique island and marine wildlife, many found nowhere else on Earth! Restore the habitat of native Galapagos wildlife, as well as swim, snorkel and hike while you explore these majestic islands.
ELEPHANT & EDUCATION
14-DAY PROGRAM | $3,999
Journey to enchanting Chiang Mai in northern Thailand. Responsibly care for elephants living at a sanctuary built for rescue elephants. And volunteer your time to support community educational needs.
WILDLIFE ALLIANCE EXPEDITION
10-DAY PROGRAM | $5,999
You adventure in Alaska will be a life-changing experience! Hike to a glacier, raft a river, learn about Alaskan native games, take a wildlife cruise, ride a train and meet some sled dogs along the way.
SEA TURTLE INITIATIVE
10-DAY PROGRAM | $2,899
Live on the Caribbean coast, supporting a turtle conservation organization to preserve habitats where endangered sea turtles live. You will also whitewater raft, zipline and make new friends in Costa Rica.
MAUI SEA TURTLE
10-DAY PROGRAM | $5,599
Protect endangered sea turtles where they nest through participating in data collection, tracking methods and habitat restoration alongside biologists. Maui is also the perfect place to try your hand at surfing.
SPRING BREAK SERVICE
8-DAY PROGRAM | $2,299
Choose between two service tracks during your time in Costa Rica: lend a hand on local community infrastructure projects, or volunteer your time on sea turtle preservation efforts.
MIDDLE SCHOOL SERVICE
10-DAY PROGRAM | $3,599
Choose your own adventure in Costa Rica: collaborate to help protect the country’s incredible wildlife or work with children in the community in local schools.
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