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New Zealand & Fiji Islands: Gems of the South Pacific

The South Pacific is one of our pla nets most diverse and beautiful enviro- nments, and your home for four exciting weeks of service, culture , and adventure Meaningful

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Costa Rica

Costa Rica: Surf, Service, Soccer, Language & Leadership

Global Works offers different programs varying in duration, dates, language learning, adventures and service opportunities. Travel adventures include hiking peaks, lush cloud...

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Fiji

Fiji: Sulus, Sun & Service

The magic of Fiji's pristine waves is matched only by the world famous friendliness of its people and their diverse, captivating culture. We experience this culture to its...

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Nicaragua

Nicaragua: Intro to Pre-Med & Public Health

Contribute to the efforts of improving public health, while gaining practical field experience in Nicaragua, Central America. On one of our student trips to Nicaragua, we...

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Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico: Building Communities and Island Adventurer

Away from the tourist traps and development of the cities, you will experience an island known for its food, music, salsa dancing, and language an irresistible Latino culture...

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France

France: French in Action and Language & Leadership

We are welcomed into homes and work alongside local teens on service projects while improving our French language skills. Toss in some service and adventure in the French...

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Panama

Panama: Changemakers in Paradise

This journey takes us to Mezo America, the land between North and South America, a place touted as one of the earth's best destinations for eco-tourism. With their solid

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Peru

Peru: Hardcore Service Adventure

Travel to Peru and experience an ancient Inca paradise tucked deep into majestic Andean mountains and fueled by a growing modern culture. Whether your interest is archeology,...

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Spain

Spain: Language & Leadership and Life in Andalucia

Spain allures the traveler with its combination of old world charm and vibrant people. Join us on a journey through Spain that most tourists will never see. In addition to...

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Ecuador

Galapagos Island: Marine Service & Adventure

Ecuador, the most biodiverse country in the world, harbors an incredible array of landscapes within a remarkably small area. This program will provide a hands on exploration...

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Global Works - Travel with Purpose Reviews

Overall Rating

10 / 10

  • The Adventure

    9

  • Living Situation

    9

  • Cultural Immersion

    10

  • Program Administration

    7

  • Health and Safety

    9

  • Social Life

    9

Spain: language and leadership

Naturally, I was really scared to go out of the country for 3 weeks without my family. And it felt unreal that I was traveling across the world as I was getting on the plane, but the whole group clicked immediately and I already felt at home. As you adventure throughout Spain and see cities including Madrid, Barcelona, Valencia, Segovia, and Sebulcor, you get to know the Spanish language and culture. On top of sightseeing, you get to participate in fun activities, like kayaking, swimming at beaches, hiking, and bike riding throughout the cities. You also earn 40 hours of community service, as you work on wildlife and environmental preservation, wetlands, and living in a sustainable community. Although it's hard to narrow it down to just one, one of my favorite memories from the Spain was when we went on a hike after working at a children's camp for the morning. It was hot and we were all tired at first, but when we got to the top, which overlooked a pretty, blue lake, we realized every moment was worth it. We swam around and ended up discovering a cave which we climbed into and cooled off, as the most beautiful waterfall rained over us.

Program: Spain: Language & Leadership and Life in Andalucia

Overall Rating

10 / 10

  • The Adventure

    10

  • Living Situation

    10

  • Cultural Immersion

    10

  • Program Administration

    10

  • Health and Safety

    10

  • Social Life

    10

Costa Rica: language and leadership

One of my favorite parts of the trip was how much exposure we got with the Costa Rican culture. Living with host families and working with the locals gave each individual first hand experience and built an understanding of different ways of life. The locals welcomed us with open arms and really made the experience unforgettable. I would recommend this program to anyone interested in working on their Spanish abilities and channeling their inner adventurous spirit.

Program: Costa Rica: Surf, Service, Soccer, Language & Leadership

Overall Rating

10 / 10

  • The Adventure

    10

  • Living Situation

    10

  • Cultural Immersion

    10

  • Program Administration

    10

  • Health and Safety

    10

  • Social Life

    10

What memories are made of

Earlier in the summer, I happily attended Global Work's Surf and Service program in the beautiful Costa Rica for a week. This was the best week of my life and one of the most life changing experiences I've ever had. I got to learn so much about the culture and the people there, and made so many friends from around the country who had such similar interests as I do. I also had the privilege of helping out the locals with community projects and everyone was so thankful for everything and anything we did, it felt so good to even help out a little. I also learned so much great life advice and more from my trip leaders, who felt more like friends to me which made everything that much more comfortable and fun. I am forever thankful and grateful I was able to experience something as amazing as this trip was at the young age I'm at and learn as much as I did. Global Works provides once-in-a-lifetime opportunities and I would 100% recommend any trip for anyone who loves or wants to travel, learn, or have fun.

Program: Costa Rica: Surf, Service, Soccer, Language & Leadership

Overall Rating

8 / 10

  • The Adventure

    10

  • Living Situation

    7

  • Cultural Immersion

    9

  • Program Administration

    10

  • Health and Safety

    9

  • Social Life

    10

Two weeks of fun and spanish

Not only does this trip give you an unbelievable immersion of a third world Spanish speaking country, you are given the opportunity to make life-long friends and relationships that you will cherish forever. It's been almost two months and I still talk to some of the group members everyday. Definitely recommend!

Program: Peru: Hardcore Service Adventure

Overall Rating

9 / 10

  • Academics

    8

  • Living Situation

    10

  • Cultural Immersion

    10

  • Health and Safety

    10

  • Program Administration

    9

  • Social Life

    8

For those who want adventure

This is what Global Works categorizes on their website as a "Summer Service Adventure." And every part of this title is accurate. This 17 day Premed/Public Health trip occurs during summer in Nicaragua. Don't forget to pack sunscreen and bug spray. It involves meaningful community service. You might shadow local physicians in clinics, help renovate a water tank in a rural village, and build a playground for children at a school. It involves being adventurous. Shop at a market. Stay with a local family. Go zip-lining over the rainforest. Put all of these elements together and you have an experience to remember. I traveled six weeks ago, and since then I have felt a fresh cultural awareness, an increased confidence in my abilities, and a desire to emulate the strength and goodwill of the people I encountered. As far as regrets about the trip? My host mom's handmade tortillas were so good that I now criticize the ones I'm forced to buy in the U.S. A valuable experience for any adventurous high school student.
(P.S. You do not need premed experience or Spanish skills to go on this trip. If it sounds great to you, and you're willing to learn, go ahead. Happy traveling!)

Program: Nicaragua: Intro to Pre-Med & Public Health

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