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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Fiji

GLA Fiji: Empowering Island Communities™ (for Teens)

Help empower communities in the islands of Fiji in a volunteering program for teens from Global Leadership Adventures. Participants will wake up daily in the tropics, surrounded...

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Global Leadership Adventures Reviews

Overall Rating

10 / 10

  • Volunteer Placement

    10

  • Program Administration

    10

  • Living Situation

    10

  • Community Engagement

    10

  • Health & Safety

    10

  • Day to Day Life

    10

My Daughters GLA Experience

My daughter did the 2 week Tanzania trip with GLA in June, 2017. She loved the entire trip, and was so inspired by it, that her feet have not touched the ground since! Thanks to the meaningful service work that GLA did on this trip (refurbish the classrooms), she even took her service a step further when she returned home, by creating a fundraiser for the kids school, to further refurbish. Her fundraiser has gone very well so far, and she even has future plans to return back ASAP. Also, she made several amazing friends on her trip, three of which happen to be from the same state as us, so they have gotten together multiple times, as well as two who live in the town where she will be attending college, and ones who stay in touch over the phone. GLA sparked a passion in my daughter that I know will be lifelong. If your child is thinking about going on a GLA trip, stop thinking and just go. They will come home with so much more appreciation of the life they live in the USA.

Program: GLA Tanzania/Kilimanjaro: Heart & Soul of Africa

Overall Rating

10 / 10

  • Volunteer Placement

    8

  • Program Administration

    10

  • Living Situation

    9

  • Community Engagement

    10

  • Health & Safety

    10

  • Day to Day Life

    10

My trip to Spain changed my life

I, like many of the boys on the trip, was forced by my parents to go to Spain for two weeks of my July. By the end of the trip, I felt more connected with the other students than I currently feel with my closest friends at high school. I felt like every day I learned something new about the people I met. One of my favorite parts of the trip was spending time with the local children. The hours at the school flew by like minutes. My favorite memory from the school was playing soccer in the rain. Although some of us could barely speak Spanish, soccer was a universal language that connected us to the kids. In addition to visiting the school, we spent lots of time experiencing the culture of Valencia. My experience in Valencia completely changed my life and how I view the world. Even if you are just thinking about it, I would highly recommend going!

Program: Peace Corps for Teens

Overall Rating

10 / 10

  • Program Opportunities

    9

  • Living Situation

    10

  • Cultural Immersion

    10

  • Health & Safety

    10

  • Program Administration

    10

  • Personal Development

    10

Ghana Children of Africa 2 Week

Everyone from the people on the plane, the GLA hired staff, and the members of the Krobo community were so welcoming and positive which was a great start to the trip. our weekly schedule typically involved brick making, elementary school teaching, playing in the park, and doing a cultural activity. This was by far the best experience I've ever had from playing with the kids, participating in local traditions, learning at the krobo girls high school, building bricks, and teaching the kids English.
The goodbyes were the only bad thing about this trip because the kids wouldn't let go and it was hard to make them do so. Ghana will forever hold a special place in my heart.

Program: GLA Ghana: Children of Africa

Overall Rating

10 / 10

  • Volunteer Placement

    10

  • Program Administration

    10

  • Living Situation

    10

  • Community Engagement

    10

  • Health & Safety

    10

  • Day to Day Life

    10

My Daughter's Summer Trip

Hello, my daughter went on the Costa Rica beach side service adventure trip. Initially, my wife and I were really worried sending her to a foreign country alone. I can honestly say I was very pleased with the way GLA handled everything. I needed to get in contact with her on the trip and they quickly got her to a phone. I felt very confident in the GLA staff and program. I am so excited for her to be going on her next trip this Spring to the Dominican Republic. Thank you GLA!!

Program: GLA Costa Rica - 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

My Daughters Trip to Tanzania

Hi! My daughter Hollie went on the 2 week Tanzania trip in 2017. I cannot say enough about how fantastic GLA is! She had the trip of a lifetime. Not only did she fall absolutely in love with Tanzania (the second she got home she has been bugging us about going back!), she loved the experience as a whole, meeting new friends from all across the globe and spending this journey with them. She has truly met friends of a lifetime and has already reconnected with some friends back here in the United States multiple times! How cool is that? I would highly recommend GLA to anyone, anywhere, anytime. Their professionalism is amazing, and they truly do everything they say they are going to do. They made planning this trip very easy and will answer any question with delight! From the second we began to plan our daughters trip with GLA, to the second she returned home, everything went as smooth as possible! GLA changed my daughters life, and for that, I am forever grateful!

Program: GLA Tanzania/Kilimanjaro: Heart & Soul of Africa

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