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Summer Programs for High School Students

Explore the World on Programs in Africa, Asia, Europe & Latin America

Meaningful Service Opportunities for High School Students

  • Have a life-changing experience as you develop real-world leadership skills during your summer break
  • Community service is at the heart of each of our programs - build relationships and make a lasting impact in a developing community through meaningful volunteer work
  • Embrace the traditions of new cultures with the guidance of experienced mentors
  • Explore exciting new locales and have a real adventure in-between volunteering on your service projects
  • Make friends with like-minded high school students who value travel and new experiences over lounging around all summer long!
GLA Students
GLA Students

Most high school service projects are found close to home, but think of the even greater impact you can make by traveling abroad to a program during the summer. On GLA's summer service programs for high school students, you're in the unique and incredible position of being part of a diverse group of high school students from across the globe that want to make a difference - and be the change - far from home. Our programs for high school students focus on meaningful service work and pair cultural activities and excursions alongside volunteering. You also have an enviable choice: be an explorer and find your passion in service of a community-in-need, or be an enthusiast and fuel your passion on a project that builds on your interests.

A GLA adventure to fuel your passions, or find a new one.

Children & Education • Language Immersion • Ocean & Environment Conservation • Animal & Wildlife Conservation • Sports Leadership • Medicine & Public Health • Social Entrepreneurship • Photography & Journalism • Children & Community Development • Building from Start to Finish • Middle School

Tuition is all-inclusive

$2,099 to $6,299 for 1 to 3 week teen volunteer camps, Spring Break & Summer sessions*

*Tuition includes all in-country expenses including: Educational materials, lodging, 3 meals per day, all in-country transportation, airport pick-up, professional full-time staff and experts from the US/Europe, travel medical insurance, cultural activities, lectures, weekend excursions, and pre-departure materials and support.

Where Will You Travel As A GLA Volunteer?

Africa • Ghana • South Africa • Tanzania • Asia & The Pacific • Bali • China • Fiji • India • Thailand • Central America & The Caribbean • Costa Rica • Belize • Cuba • Dominican Republic • Guatemala • Guadeloupe • Haiti • Europe • Spain • South America • Brazil • Galapagos • Peru

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  • Teen Vogue
  • New York Times
  • Seventeen
  • The Washington Post
  • Certifications

  • Registered Sellers of Travel
  • Better Business Bureau
  • US of Association of Accredited Business
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