Global Leadership Adventures (GLA)

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Over the summer, my daughter traveled to Tanzania with Global Leadership Adventures. At first, I was very nervous to send her to Tanzania. She had never been out of the country before and I didn't know all that much about the program! However, Global Leadership Adventures welcomes their students with open arms. Seeing the daily pictures on GLA's blog of my daughter and her new friends smiling and having the time of her life, I knew that it was the right decision to let her go. We still hear about it daily! This trip completely changed her life and gave her a whole new perspective on the world and on what she wants to do in her future. I cannot thank Global Leadership Adventures enough for giving this amazing opportunity to my daughter and for ensuring me that my child was safe half way across the world!

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Posted: October 30, 2017
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By: mariab
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52

My high school age daughter has traveled with GLA for the past two summers. Her first trip was the Galapagos program, and she did Bali this past year. She does not have enough great things to say about her trips, and when she got home from the airport after her trips, she could not stop talking about it for hours. Even still she tries to bring her trips into conversation whenever possible. As a parent, I was originally worried about letting her go, even though we had done significant international travel as a family before. We went to an alumni open house event before her first trip, and that solidified my confidence in GLA. She was able to talk to a girl who had gone on trips before, and her parents were able to speak to me about their experience. I was impressed at how well prepared GLA was in helping prospective students feel comfortable and excited about an adventure abroad. While she was abroad, we got frequent updates on the program blog, and seeing her smiling face in pictures reassured me. She has found a new passion for travel, and has been begging me for a third summer with GLA.

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Posted: October 29, 2017
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By: cgtravel
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I have spent the last two summers traveling with GLA - Ecuador in 2016 and Bali in 2017. I absolutely loved the time I spent abroad on these programs and I would do anything for just one more day on either of my trips. The people I met, the mentors who supported me, and the experiences I had were all unforgettable. I truly believe that I am a better person, in knowledge and action, as a result of my travels with Global Leadership Adventures. I have gained so much self-confidence from this type of travel, going to a new place, with new people. I wouldn't trade my trips for the world and I highly recommend GLA to any prospective students. They do an amazing job of making the trips extremely meaningful and enjoyable, at the same time. I have learned so many lessons from my travels abroad and not a day goes by that I don't think about my summer trips.

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Posted: October 29, 2017
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By: kgtravel
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Thailand Elephant Welfare Project 2017
My daughter went on this trip this past summer and her experience was absolutely amazing! I was a bit nervous sending her to Thailand, however, the knowledge and experiences were amazingly rewarding. She spent every day with elephants in a way that was very interactive and insightful. Once returning home she told me all about her trip. Feeding, washing, playing with animals, she was excited about it all. She was immersed in Thai culture eating new cuisine and being exposed to Buddhism. It is a beautiful culture from what she tells me. I hope she continues to travel and create new experiences. GLA was the perfect program to do so!

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Posted: October 24, 2017
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Age:
42

This program has taught me so much! I have been on two trips with GLA and they have had such a huge impact on me and my veiw of the world. It is such a transformative experience and it is so much fun!! I cannot think of a better way to spend my summer than with fellow teenagers having an adventure in a new country and volunteering. Thank you so much for the great times GLA!
-AJ

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Posted: October 23, 2017
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By: a_j_o_
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15

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