Global Leadership Adventures (GLA)

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I had the best time traveling to Guatemala with Global Leadership Adventures! I went to Guatemala for 14 days on the Children of the Maya trip. I learned so many new things about their culture while making an impact on local communities. I would go back in a heartbeat! I loved all the people I met from the others teens on the trip to the staff members! The staff members were so awesome and welcoming and I love the home base, not only that I am still in contact with some of the other girls who went on the trip! I am so glad I was able to go on the trip and I would highly recommend others to travel with Global Leadership Adventures too!

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Posted: January 5, 2018
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10
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10
Value:
10
By: livherb
Age:
15

My daughter traveled to Ecuador and Galapagos the summer of 2017.
She had an amazing trip and now is taking her second GLA trip this spring break 2018. GLA staff was great. I recommend GLA for teens who are independent, spirited and looking for a way to give back to the world.
Pam Prast mother of 15 year old traveler.

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Posted: January 4, 2018
Overall:
9
Support:
6
Value:
8
By: Pam P.
Age:
45

The global leadership adventures is a beyond extraordinary program. I am 17 years old in high school and I wanted to go out and do something new I came upon the program as a basic ad lurking on social medias. I spent hours roaming their website from looking to videos, blogs, and pictures. I decided to enroll into the beachside service program in Costa Rica, Global leadership adventures helped step by step they even had checklist for me ! This team made my experience breath taking, I met people from all over the world, learned to be more independent, and I even keep in contact with my mentor. If anyone is looking to travel abroad I would highly recommend global leadership adventures. The trip impacted my life in so many ways I see the world differently I interact with people differently even myself I learned to be more open and willing in many situations. On GLA trips they make you feel like your at home!

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Posted: January 2, 2018
Overall:
10
Support:
10
Value:
10
Age:
17

This past summer I traveled to Fiji for three weeks with Global Leadership Adventures and I can honestly say it was the best experience I have ever had. Every new place we went we were greeted with the warmest welcomes and friendliest smiles I had ever seen in my life. The program director, mentors, and local staff were so incredibly helpful, supportive, intelligent, and fun. The food and housing were always great. The balance between service and adventure was awesome, we worked for long hours in the villages on a variety of projects but it was always fun. When we got back we had free time to jump in the ocean or hang out in a hammock. The excursions to see stingrays and the long mountain hikes were incredible. And the nightly meeting where we talked about leadership and our views on the world were so engaging and informative. While I was there I also became best friends with the other students on the trip, and since then have flown across the country to visit them. Everyone was so welcoming and nobody was left out, we all had so much fun together. My time in Fiji was without a doubt be the best experience I have had to date, and I know when I came home I was a changed person. I expanded my horizons and immersed myself into a new culture. I gained new knowledge of people around the world, and new insight into the vast world that is out there. My trip challenged me, it pushed me and tired me out but at the end of the day it proved to be so incredibly rewarding. I recommend this program so much to anyone who wants to do service in another country and expand their horizons. The spirit of the country was indescribable, one of the best things I have experienced in my life. The GLA staff did an amazing job organizing this and I'm so happy I was lucky enough to be a part of it!

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Posted: December 8, 2017
Overall:
10
Support:
10
Value:
10
Age:
18

It was a big step for us to let our daughter go on her first big foreign trip on her own. However, we were re-assured by the extensive and well planned communication from GLA. We also noticed our daughter being very responsible in all her actions and in preparing for the trip. She really developed and grew as a result of the experience and came back clearly having had the best of times having met so many wonderful friends. She just can't stop talking about her experience abroad. It positively transformed her and I can highly recommend the experience to others. GLA was also extremely helpful with any questions we had and my daughters safety was their number one priority, which was really reassuring. Despite my initial hesitations she had such an amazing time that she's going back this summer to Thailand and cant wait.

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Posted: December 2, 2017
Overall:
10
Support:
10
Value:
10
Age:
58

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