Overseas Travel & Volunteer Programs. Exclusively for Teens.
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At Global Leadership Adventures, we believe meaningful teen travel can be life-changing.
Enroll in a GLA program and travel to Africa, Asia, Latin America or Europe.
Summer and spring break sessions are open for enrollment for prospective student travelers between the ages of 13-18.
You’re invited to save your spot on a GLA program or request a free, full-color catalog.
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The GLA Experience:
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Why Choose GLA
The GLA Difference
We believe that leaders are made and not born, and that leadership is as critical life skill that can be developed. Everyone can be leader who rallies others around a vision or a goal.
Safety is our first priority. Our 5-Point Safety System is a set of rigorous standards that support the safety, health and well-being of students on every program.
We provide superior service to every family before, during and after the program. This includes our 24-hour helpline providing staff support throughout the program.
GLA’s international staff are more than chaperones. Students are led by program Directors and Mentors who have in-depth professional experince working with youth.
THE #1 PROVIDER OF TRAVEL FOR TEENS
Life-changing international journeys for high school students & beyond
oF GLA ALUMNI AGREE:
“WHEN I LOOK BACK ON MY GLA EXPERIENCE, I CONSIDER IT TO HAVE BEEN LIFE-CHANGING.”
*Based on a survey of alumni 3 years post-program
- Participate in a range of experiences: From community service and immersive learning, to exploratory travel and adventure
- Discover new places and meet new people: Travel overseas and make friends with like-minded teens
- Earn community service hours: You will earn between 5-80 community service hours while on-program
- Boost your college admissions: Write about your GLA experience in college applications or essays
- Choose your ideal dates: Spring break and summer program dates are available; sessions run 8-21 days
- Make a meaningful impact: GLA is a recognized leader in international volunteering and community service programs for high school students
- Travel solo or with a friend: Most teens on GLA programs are solo travelers who join the rest of the student group upon arrival; we also welcome friends or siblings who wish to travel together
- Enjoy small group sizes: Most of our program sessions enroll between 10-30 students, and participants are woven into even more intimate teams for service and mentor groups
- Tuition is all-inclusive: Scholarships and payment plans are available
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