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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

Travel to Costa Rica and make a difference in an area or field you are most passionate about through any of the teen volunteer programs offered by Global Leadership Adventures!...

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Thailand

GLA Thailand: In and Beyond the Classroom™ (for Teens)

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

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GLA Central America/Caribbean: Volunteer Programs for Teens

Global Leadership Adventures (GLA) offers meaningful opportunities that go beyond simply exploring new places in Central America and the Caribbean. Travel to any of these...

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Tanzania

GLA Tanzania: Children's Education Adventure

Explore the myth and magic of “real Africa” at the base of Mount Kilimanjaro through this volunteering opportunity for teens. Global Leadership Adventures offers “Tanzania:...

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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, in this unique GLA program. The “Galapagos: Preserving...

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Guatemala

GLA Guatemala: Children of the Maya™ (for Teens)

Global Leadership Adventures offers you the opportunity to immerse in rich Mayan culture while making a difference in the lives of children and their communities. The “Guatemala:...

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Thailand

GLA Thailand: Elephant-Focused Programs (for Teens)

If you’re especially passionate about working with and conserving elephants, join any of these GLA programs in Thailand: Elephant Health & Welfare Project™ and The Elephant...

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Ghana

GLA Ghana - Volunteer Programs for Teens

Travel to Ghana where you will take part in service learning opportunities for teens. Global Leadership Adventures offers 14 and 21-day programs that combine community service,...

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Indonesia

GLA Bali - Volunteer Programs for Teens

Broaden your global perspectives through any of these GLA service-learning opportunities in Bali: Children's Education in Action™ and Global Health Initiative™. The...

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Peru

GLA Peru - Volunteer Programs for Teens

Gain hands-on learning and the experience of a lifetime through the combination of community service and adventure! Join any of these GLA programs in Peru: - Children...

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Fiji

GLA Fiji - Volunteer Programs for Teens

Experience daily village life while contributing to crucial projects through any of Global Leadership Adventure’s volunteer programs in Fiji: Children of the South Pacific™...

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China

GLA China: Mandarin Service Adventure (for Teens)

Join this Global Leadership Adventures program, and develop a deep understanding of China and its complexity. The “China: Mandarin Service Adventure” program involves...

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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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Global Leadership Adventures Reviews

Overall Rating

10 / 10

  • Program Opportunities

    10

  • Living Situation

    10

  • Cultural Immersion

    10

  • Health & Safety

    10

  • Program Administration

    10

  • Personal Development

    10

Wonderful experience!

Hi! My daughter has gone on 3 absolutely amazing GLA trips! She has had so many beneficial experiences! Each trip she has gone on I have felt so safe with her leaving! The communication and help I received from the GLA staff made such a difference. I had many questions the first trip she went on and they were always there to answer them! One of the best parts was seeing the blog of what they were up to each day! Coming back she had so many amazing stories to tell! I completely recommend GLA!!!

Program: GLA Thailand: In and Beyond the Classroom™ (for Teens)

Overall Rating

10 / 10

  • Program Opportunities

    10

  • Living Situation

    10

  • Cultural Immersion

    10

  • Health & Safety

    10

  • Program Administration

    10

  • Personal Development

    10

Amazing experience!

Hi all! I am a Global Leadership Adventures Alumni and I had an amazing time in Peru, Ghana and Thailand with GLA! I really recommend GLA! The housing experience was great! GLA Peru rented out a hotel in Cusco, for both the 2 week and the 3 week groups. In Ghana we all stayed in a house together and in Thailand we also had a hotel! I felt very safe there! I had never been to Peru, Ghana or Thailand, so I felt that by being there I grew, a lot! I understood much of their culture and what their lifestyles are like. The program staff were very supportive! I felt that I was able to talk to them about whatever I needed, or if I was frustrated with other students! Overall I recommend GLA to all High School age students!

Program: GLA Thailand: In and Beyond the Classroom™ (for Teens)

Overall Rating

10 / 10

  • Volunteer Placement

    10

  • Program Administration

    10

  • Living Situation

    10

  • Community Engagement

    10

  • Health & Safety

    10

  • Day to Day Life

    9

Best experience ever

This program is perfect for any high schoolers who have a passion for travel and medicine. I highly recommend taking this trip if you are interested in medicine because Global Leadership Adventures allows you to work with nurses and doctors, as well as take vitals and provide pharmaceutical assistance to the patients. The program gives you an immersive experience that teaches students what medicine is like outside of the United States. The program will also allow you to realize whether or not medicine and public health are the right career paths for you. Outside of service, the lectures taught by GLA staff are phenomenal. You will learn about the economic, political and social cultures of the country, including the state of the country's public health system. As for home base life, the hotel that I stayed in was gorgeous and the food was delicious. GLA staff did a marvelous job of insuring that students feel safe and included in the group at all times. 11/10!

Program: GLA Central America/Caribbean: Volunteer Programs for Teens

Overall Rating

10 / 10

  • Volunteer Placement

    10

  • Program Administration

    10

  • Living Situation

    10

  • Community Engagement

    10

  • Health & Safety

    10

  • Day to Day Life

    10

Empowering rainforest communities - GLA 2017

My name is Anita Moreno and this past summer I was fortunate enough to embark on a life changing journey to Costa Rica where I spent 2 weeks living in the rainforest doing service work. This trip taught me so much about myself and about what I want to do with my life. Global Leadership Adventures plays a big role in the impact my service trip had on me. From the moment I stepped off the plane in Costa Rica, GLA’s staff was there to greet me and they continued being incredible throughout the two weeks! After returning home from my Costa Rica trip, I have become more outgoing and stepped outside of my comfort zone so much! One tip I have for future GLA change-makers is to just let go and live in the moment. I could not have asked for a better experience with Global Leadership Adventures and that is why I will be going on another GLA trip this summer! I would definitely recommend GLA to anyone who is passionate about giving back and being the change!

Program: GLA Costa Rica - Volunteer Programs for Teens

Overall Rating

10 / 10

  • Program Opportunities

    9

  • Living Situation

    10

  • Cultural Immersion

    9

  • Health & Safety

    10

  • Program Administration

    10

  • Personal Development

    9

Leadership & service in Guatemala

My 16 year old daughter traveled to Guatemala with Global Leadership Adventures in the summer of 2017. The experience was life-changing. Being immersed in a Spanish speaking culture teaching children English offered the perfect balance of challenge and fun. Grace learned so much about herself, leadership and the challenges & blessings of education. She was able to compare & contrast Education system in the US with that of a small, impoverished town in Guatemala, seeing the beauty and brokenness in both systems. Grace came home more compassionate, inspired to create change in her own community and to be more courageous in her own life to help her grow. This personal growth will allow her to have more to offer those she serves & works side by side with on her next Global Leadership trip in summer 2019.

Program: GLA Guatemala: Children of the Maya™ (for Teens)

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