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.

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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.

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PROGRAM LISTINGS

COSTA RICA
ANIMAL RESCUE PROJECT
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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.

COSTA RICA
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!

THAILAND
ELEPHANTS & CONSERVATION
EXPEDITION

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.

GALAPAGOS
PRESERVING NATURE'S
WONDERS

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.

THAILAND
ELEPHANT & EDUCATION
INITIATIVE

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.

ALASKA
WILDLIFE ALLIANCE EXPEDITION
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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.

COSTA RICA
SEA TURTLE INITIATIVE
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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.

HAWAII
MAUI SEA TURTLE
MARINE CONSERVATION

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.

COSTA RICA
SPRING BREAK SERVICE
ADVENTURE

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.

COSTA RICA
MIDDLE SCHOOL SERVICE
ADVENTURE

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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