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Peace Corps for Teens

Global Leadership Adventures presents a fresh, new approach to service-learning for intellectually curious and socially oriented teenagers. Programs are offered in 11 countries...

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Costa Rica

GLA Costa Rica - Volunteer Programs for Teens

Global Leadership Adventures offers five exciting volunteer programs for teens in Costa Rica: Beachside Service Adventure, Spanish Service Adventure, Nature's Kaleidoscope,...

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Dominican Republic

GLA Caribbean: Beachside Service Adventure (for Teens)

Appreciate the beauty of the Caribbean and be part of sustainable solutions to end its poverty. This Global Leadership Adventures' Beachside Service Adventure for teens in...

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Ecuador

GLA Galapagos: Preserving Nature's Wonders (for teens)

Live alongside exotic marine life in one of the last untouched places on earth, the Galapagos Islands in Ecuador. Participants in this volunteering and adventure travel program...

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Guatemala

GLA Guatemala: Children of the Maya (for Teens)

See the world of the Maya through the eyes of a future generation in a high school program in Guatemala from Global Leadership Adventures. Participants can volunteer to help...

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Thailand

GLA Thailand: The Elephant Village Initiative™ (for Teens)

Learn about the importance of elephant conservation and how to care for these majestic animals in a volunteering and adventure program for teens from Global Leadership Adventures. Participants...

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Thailand

GLA Thailand: Cultural Kaleidoscope (for Teens)

Find yourself fully immersed, exhilarated in a potpourri of saffron robes, scenes of refreshing green mountains, historic golden temples, and technicolor markets in Thailand....

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Peru

GLA Peru: Service in the Sacred Valley (for Teens)

Discover the ancient Inca Empire while making a difference in the lives of families in Cusco, Peru. While volunteering to improve the health and education of children in

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Indonesia

GLA Bali: Land of Discovery (for Teens)

Spend two to four weeks on a sojourn in the island of Bali in Indonesia and experience its green rice fields, white-sand beaches, volcanoes, and waterfalls. Swim with dolphins,...

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India

GLA India: Service Through the Lens™ (for Teens)

Take part in “Service Through the Lens™” - a program for teens, and experience a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity in India. Using visual imagery and photojournalism,

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Tanzania

GLA Tanzania/Kilimanjaro: Heart & Soul of Africa

Explore the myth and magic of the real Africa at the base of Mount Kilimanjaro in a volunteering opportunity for teens from Global Leadership Adventures. Participants

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Costa Rica

International Program Staff - Summer Programs Abroad

In the Global Leadership Adventures experience, bright students connect with accomplished mentors. The organization's staff are not chaperones; they're experts, and they

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China

GLA China | Teens Volunteering in China

Students on this Global Leadership Adventures program will develop a deep understanding of China and its complexity. Participants will explore Beijing, the political and

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Ghana

GLA Ghana: Children of Africa

Global Leadership Adventures offers service learning opportunities of teens in Ghana. High school students will participate in a variety of activities, including reliving...

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Global Leadership Adventures Reviews

Overall Rating

10 / 10

  • Volunteer Experience

    10

  • Program Administration

    10

  • Living Situation

    10

  • Community Impact

    10

  • Health and Safety

    10

  • Social Life

    9

Volunteering meets fun!

My Global Leadership Adventures trip was such a phenomenal experience, I'll never forgot the magic of traveling to what felt like a new world. GLA staff is so helpful answering questions before the trip, and the mentors on the trip were all so friendly and some of the coolest adults I know. I loved the way we were given opportunities to interact with the locals, and the volunteer work to fun/free time ratio was perfect! I recommend this trip to all of my friends whenever they mention volunteer opportunities, and genuinely believe you cannot find a better program to travel with.

Program: Peace Corps for Teens

Overall Rating

10 / 10

  • Volunteer Experience

    10

  • Program Administration

    10

  • Living Situation

    10

  • Community Impact

    10

  • Health and Safety

    10

  • Social Life

    10

An amazing experience

GlA has been a great experience for my daughter. She learned a lot about the Dominican Republic culture and the challenges the community faces there while having an opportunity to make a lot of new friends and enjoy the beautiful island. It was amazing to see how much she matured in a short time and how much her view of the world has broadened since that trip. We are already planning her next trip to Belize.

Program: GLA Caribbean: Beachside Service Adventure (for Teens)

Overall Rating

10 / 10

  • Volunteer Experience

    10

  • Program Administration

    10

  • Living Situation

    5

  • Community Impact

    10

  • Health and Safety

    10

  • Social Life

    10

15 Year old was deeply inspired by her trip

We hesitated at first to send our 15 year old daughter abroad however she wanted to go to the Dominican Republic so badly, we relented and did not regret it. Our daughter is interested in going to Medical School and additionally loves Social Sciences. She was particularly inspired by her Human Geography class her Freshman year. She spent 2 weeks working long volunteer hours in the Dominican Republic for a Global Health Initiative. GLA partnered with 2 other NGO's to carry our their volunteer work in the community. The kids built houses and helped set up and run mobile health clinics. They taught kids how to brush their teeth and took blood pressures. The trip was so impactful our daughter would like to pursue some type of career in Public Health. She is deeply inspired to go back to the Dominican Republic and mentioned in a post service reflection essay that it was one of the most "rawest experiences" of her life. This year she is raising money through corporate sponsorships to go back for a longer period of time. We hope she makes her fundraising goal!

Program: Peace Corps for Teens

Overall Rating

10 / 10

  • Volunteer Experience

    10

  • Program Administration

    10

  • Living Situation

    10

  • Community Impact

    10

  • Health and Safety

    10

  • Social Life

    10

An amazing experience

Going to the Dominican Republic with GLA was such an amazing experience. The staff was really friendly and pushed me out side of my comfort zone. Going to the different communities was a lot of fun and I really learned a lot of Dominican culture and the issues people face in the Dominican Republic.

Program: Peace Corps for Teens

Overall Rating

10 / 10

  • Academics

    10

  • Living Situation

    10

  • Cultural Immersion

    10

  • Health and Safety

    10

  • Program Administration

    10

  • Social Life

    10

Life changing

This past summer I went to Ghana with Global Leadership Adventures (GLA). Needless to say, it was all phenomenal. The service we did there was so much fun, teaching children and making bricks to help build a library at the school. I will never forget this trip-- I made so many friends and it was amazing being immersed in the Ghanaian culture. GLA ROCKED when we had to go through the process of planning flights and answering all of my questions. Totally would recommend going with GLA to anyone!!

Program: GLA Ghana: Children of Africa

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