Global Leadership Adventures (GLA)

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Global Leadership Adventures provides an amazing experience with the comfort of safety. I never doubted that I was safe and sound in the hands of my program leaders (I went on the Cultural Kaleidoscope program to Valencia, Spain) but I was also able to have the absolute time of my life. We volunteered at an amazing local school with thirty Spanish kids, teaching them English. In our down time we went on weekend excursions, walked around Valencia, and even went to a few concerts. GLA gave me an experience I'll never forget. Helping the kids with English gave us an opportunity to see Spanish culture up close and also to give the kids a window into our own culture. This was a trip I wouldn't trade for anything!! (you can find out more about the program I was on here: www . yelp. com /review_share/p34Ky4z56J9m3_jYD9-D8w/review/TA1aV9luabPcAu0bBFhdkw?ref=ce) Definitely recommend to travellers of all kind!

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Posted: October 20, 2016
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10
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10
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10
Age:
18

The cool thing about GLA is that unlike some of the other volunteer abroad companies, GLA values in also allowing the students to have a say so in what they want to do, so on top of being an extremely organized program they also get the students involved by allowing them to lead their own programs, hence Global LEADERSHIP adventures smile emoticon. I had a great time in each of the locations (Costa Rica, Thailand, and India) that I've traveled with them to, definitely would suggest them to people.

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Posted: June 15, 2016
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9
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10
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9
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18

I truly wish there were words to adequately describe just how incredible my 3 week trip on the Ghana : Children of Africa program. It was without a doubt the best 21 days of my life. The experience will change students more than they could ever imagine and they will without a doubt never be the same.

My expectations going into the trip were extremely high, but they were more than surpassed. Everything about it was seemingly perfect - the service (teaching & building bricks), cultural activities, housing, food, and workshops. The relationships built are lifelong relationships- the mentors were insightful and more personable than I can describe and the bonds formed with them and especially with the other students are unique in the best way possible. Our group became a family very quickly and to this day they are still some of my greatest friends.

I cannot emphasize enough how highly I would recommend a Global Leadership Adventures trip. The growth that takes place inside of every single person is unimaginable until one actually experiences it. Every high school student NEEDS this experience (although they might not realize it beforehand).

Check out this video I made from my trip:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vPxi4mRNVWk

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Posted: January 16, 2016
Overall:
10
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10
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10
Age:
17

Global Leadership Adventures is an absolutely amazing program which I would highly recommend to everyone. This past summer, I traveled to Ghana and had a fantastic time. I learned so much about the Ghanaians and their culture. The majority of our time was spent with the kids. We taught them at school in the mornings, followed by playing with them at the park for a few hours in the afternoon. We ate delicious foods, learned how to cook, and gained an insight on the Ghanaian culture. We were told old Ghanaian stories, spoke some words in Krobo, and even how to dance. Some days we went to the market, or to a local church. Other days we went hiking, explored waterfalls, and cruised down the Volta River. Overall, it was an adventure that I will never forget. I highly suggest for anyone interested to look into going on a trip with Global Leadership Adventures, as they won't regret it!

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Posted: January 11, 2016
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10
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10
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10
By: haleyc927
Age:
17

Hi all! I am a Global Leadership Adventures Alumni and I had an amazing time in Peru, this past summer! I really recommend GLA! The housing experience was great! GLA Peru rented out a hotel in Cusco, for both the 2 week and the 3 week groups. I felt very safe there! I had never been to Peru, so I felt that by being there I grew, a lot! I understood much of their culture and what their lifestyles are like. The program staff were very supportive! I felt that I was able to talk to them about whatever I needed, or if I was frustrated with other students! Overall I recommend GLA to all High School age students.

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Posted: December 4, 2015
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