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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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

Absolutely amazing program

My daughter went on a trip with GLA to Spain last summer and loved it. As a parent I was extremely confident that she was both safe and having fun the entire time. Definitely recommend it for anyone that wants their kid to have a once-in-a-lifetime experience but also be safe!

Program: Peace Corps for Teens

Overall Rating

10 / 10

  • Day to Day Life

    10

  • Health & Safety

    10

  • Community Engagement

    10

  • Living Situation

    10

  • Program Administration

    10

  • Volunteer Placement

    9

My time in the DR

Last summer, I went with GLA to the Dominican Republic. I can't even explain how amazing the experience was. It was so cool to see the various projects that we were working on progress over the 10 days. They provided us with an assortment of projects that teens in the following program would continue after we left. The mentors were easy to talk to about any problem, but I also enjoyed simply conversing with them! All of them had such awesome stories to tell. My trip to the DR made me realize how much I loved traveling and volunteering, especially at the same time- so much so that I am fundraising to go to Ghana with GLA this summer. GLA also provides the tools you need to fundraise and encourage students to raise money for their trip, considering the fact that it can be kind of pricy.

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

Overall Rating

10 / 10

  • Program Opportunities

    10

  • Living Situation

    9

  • Cultural Immersion

    10

  • Health & Safety

    10

  • Program Administration

    10

  • Personal Development

    10

Global leadership adventures-Dominican Republic beachside service adventure 2016 (July 2-11)

My name is Grace Lee and I was fortunate enough to have gone on the 10-Day Beachside Service Adventure in the Dominican Republic with Global Leadership Adventures, this past summer. Little did I know I was about to embark on a trip that would change my life forever. One of the many things Global Leadership Adventures so special is it's focus on adventure. In the Dominican Republic my group and I did many excursions that tested both our physical and mental capacities. These excursions including cliff jumping, zip lining and dropping into a fresh water lagoon, hiking up and down a very steep, three mile mountain (Mount Brisón), snorkeling over vibrant reefs in the Caribbean, and ride in a big boat through crystal blue waters. These experiences boosted my self confidence as well as brought my entire group closer because we were able to share once in a life-time opportunities with one another. My group was so tightly-knit and I feel that it definitely made my trip more memorable and insanely epic. I give Global Leadership Adventures a gold star and I plan on continuing my travels through GLA this summer in Guatemala. I highly recommend Global Leadership Adventures and the Dominican Republic Beachside Service Adventure to any teen interested in an action packed adventure.

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

Overall Rating

9 / 10

  • Volunteer Placement

    8

  • Program Administration

    10

  • Living Situation

    9

  • Community Engagement

    8

  • Health & Safety

    9

  • Day to Day Life

    9

Global Leadership adventures Dominican Republic beach side service 2016

My daughter Grace had a life changing experience at age 15 with Global Leadership Adventures in the Dominican Republic, July 2016. There were so many aspects that were valuable. One that rises to the surface is the connection with students her age from around the world. Not only was Grace able to be with young people who were passionate about leadership & service, she was able to communicate in different languages, learn about their cultures, and broaden her understanding of how people her age live. Grace has stayed very close to many of those on the trip and has planned a week to visit one of her friends in Minneapolis this summer. In the past I would have had to fly with her, yet after going overseas by herself last summer she said flying domestically is "no problem mom." Priceless. Thanks Global Leadership Adventures.

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

Overall Rating

10 / 10

  • Volunteer Placement

    10

  • Program Administration

    10

  • Living Situation

    9

  • Community Engagement

    10

  • Health & Safety

    10

  • Day to Day Life

    10

Parent of volunteer

My favorite thing about the GLA experience was the staffs ability to keep me engaged with and aware of my daughters activities. It is very hard to let your child go on such a far trip, but I always felt she was safe. She did get sick while in Guatemala, and I had many lengthy calls with her mentor. They handled the situation perfect. Her overall experience was amazing- I have decided to send her on another GLA trip this summer!

Program: Peace Corps for Teens

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