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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Global Leadership Adventures Reviews

Overall Rating

9 / 10

  • Academics

    9

  • Living Situation

    10

  • Cultural Immersion

    10

  • Health and Safety

    10

  • Program Administration

    10

  • Social Life

    10

My GLA adventure to Ghana

I had a blast in Odumase, Ghana. Prior to going on this trip I thought I wouldn't get as much cultural exposure; however, on the contrary, this trip made me see a world in a new way. I put aside the myopic view on 3rd world countries and indulged in the rich culture of Ghana and their ever so happy people. This trip is by far the best decision I've made in 2016. It has taught me to be thankful for all I have and was a severely safe and friendly trip. I cannot thank my mentors enough for guiding me and my fellow peers whom might I add are still in touch with me from the journey I'll never forget.

Program: GLA Ghana: Children of Africa

Overall Rating

10 / 10

  • Volunteer Experience

    10

  • Program Administration

    10

  • Living Situation

    10

  • Community Impact

    10

  • Health and Safety

    10

  • Social Life

    10

Global Leadership Adventures: Galapagos

Last summer I went on a trip to the Galapagos with Global Leadership Adventures. Never once did I feel unsafe while in the hands of my leaders. The trip was well organized and impacted me very positively. GLA helped me realize so much about the world around. I definitely recommend this trip to anyone willing to step outside of their comfort zone and embrace a different culture.

Program: GLA Galapagos: Preserving Nature's Wonders (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

GLA Galapagos – trip of a lifetime!

Last summer I went on GLA's Galapagos 2-week summer program. It was an amazing life-changing experience! During the program, we worked in various conservation camps on the Galapagos islands. Our main objective was to clear land for the endemic giant tortoises that inhabit the island, and help stop the spread of invasive species and pollution. Through this, I have learned the importance of environmental conservation and the little things I can do to help protect the Earth in the long run. I highly recommend this program to any student willing to go out of their comfort zone and help make a difference in Earth's endangered ecosystems, it was truly a trip of a lifetime.

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

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)

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