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Like a Peace Corps for Teens

Life-Changing Journeys for High School Students, Inspired by the Peace Corps

Travel to Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America & the Caribbean

  • Have a life-changing experience in a new country as you develop real-world leadership skills
  • 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
  • Experience a real adventure, from zip-lining in Costa Rica to going on safari in Tanzania
  • Make friends with like-minded teens who share your passions for travel and volunteering
GLA Students
GLA Students

Global Leadership Adventures was founded by returned Peace Corps volunteer Andrew Motiwalla to be like a Peace Corps for Teens. Since the the Peace Corps is not open to high school students, GLA was born to allow high school students like you to make a difference! As a teen volunteer with GLA, you're in the unique and incredible position of being part of a diverse group of high school teens from across the globe that want to impact the world in a positive way. Many members of the program staff are Peace Corps veterans who want to share their experiences with inspired teens and help them "be the change" far from home.

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

  • As Seen In

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

  • Registered Sellers of Travel
  • Better Business Bureau
  • US of Association of Accredited Business
  • Global Leadership Adventures
    10509 San Diego Mission Road, Suite A-1
    San Diego, CA 92108
    United States
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