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At the heart of every Global Works journey are carefully designed service and experiential learning activities.  We choose our volunteer trip destinations based on criteria that includes experiential and educational value, safety and logistical support, affordability, and demand. Most of our community service trip destinations develop out of personal connections between our directors and staff and local people within the communities we partner with.  This helps to lay the foundation for authentic and impactful travel experiences. Choose from one of our inspiring volunteer trip destinations below and start your adventure now!

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Puerto Rico 2-Week

Cultural Exchange and Service Adventure


Discover the hidden wonders of Puerto Rico – remote tropical beaches, pristine rainforests, and “locals only” waterfalls.

On one of Global Works’ Puerto Rico cultural exchange trips, you will get a taste of Puerto Rico unlike anything you might find on a planned vacationAway from the tourist...

Ecuador 3-Week (with Galapagos Add-On Option 7/30-8/5)

Language Immersion and Service Adventure


PACKED WITH DIVERSE AND DRAMATIC SCENERY, ECUADOR PROVIDES AN AWE-INSPIRING EXPERIENCE AROUND EVERY CORNER!

 

This Ecuador excursion spans snowcapped volcanoes, the Amazon, and meaningful community service featuring authentic cultural interaction. Experience this once-in-a-lifetime journey...

China 3-Week Language

Language Immersion and Service Adventure


Go “beyond the wall” on this journey through China’s lesser-known regions.

We escape the tourist track in order to delve deeper into Chinese society and learn about the many cultures that contribute to China as we know it today. Immersion in Mandarin, tours of Beijing's cultural landmarks,...

Nepal 3-Week

Cultural Exchange & Service Adventure


NEPAL IS A CAPTIVATING COUNTRY - BURSTING WITH DIVERSE CULTURAL TRADITIONS, FRIENDLY PEOPLE, AND STUNNING SCENERY THAT SWEEPS YOU AWAY.

From the medieval streets of Bhaktapur, to the Newari village of Bandipur set against the backdrop of the Himlayas, you feel incredibly alive while you laugh,...

Panama 3-Week

Language Immersion and Service Adventure


PANAMA, THE SOUTHERNMOST COUNTRY IN CENTRAL AMERICA, FORMS A BRIDGE BETWEEN TWO CONTINENTS.

Panama cultural exchange trips take us to the land between North and South America, to a place touted as one of the earth’s best eco-tourism destinations. With solid infrastructure and amazing...

France 4-Week

Language Immersion and Service Adventure


FRANCE EXTENDS THE WARMTH OF ITS PEOPLE, BEAUTY OF ITS LANGUAGE, AND VALUE OF SHARING COMMUNITY.

During our France cultural exchange trips, we are welcomed into homes and work alongside local teens on service projects, while improving our French language skills. Toss in some service and...

Spain 4-Week

Language Immersion and Service Adventure


From Barcelona’s Roman relics to Madrid’s newfound modernity, Spain is a cultural marvel.

On this language immersion trip, we visit a part of Spain that most tourists never see.  We learn about the cultural and political changes Spain has seen over the past thirty years that have created a...

Costa Rica 2-Week

Language Immersion and Service Adventure


The beaches, mountains, rivers, and close knit communities of Costa Rica are incredible!

Get off the tourist track with a journey that takes you into “las casas y los corazones” (the homes and the hearts) of the friendly “Ticos.” Become immersed in this culture, the Spanish language, and enjoy...

Costa Rica 3-Week

Cultural Exchange and Service Adventure


Costa Rica has amazing geographic and biological diversity unmatched by any country its size.

From the abundant cloud forests of the Monteverde and Children’s Eternal Reserve, to the pristine beaches and rainforests of the Pacific coast, Costa Rica teems with natural beauty. Global Works has...

Nicaragua Pre-Med/ Public Health and Service

Pre-Med/Public Health and Service


A PROFESSIONALLY GUIDED, ACADEMIC, AND EXPERIENTIAL PROGRAM FOR ASPIRING PRE-MEDICINE AND FUTURE HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONALS.

Contribute to the efforts of improving public health, while gaining practical field experience in Nicaragua, Central America. Here, we shadow physicians and...

Costa Rica Pre-Business 2-Week

Pre-Business and Service Adventure

 


In recent years, the tourism industry has been the greatest contributor to economic growth in the nation of Costa Rica.

The Costa Rican tourism industry now earns more foreign exchange than the exports of coffee, bananas and pineapples combined. Costa Rica stands as a model of tourism in an...

Costa Rica 4-Week

Language Immersion and Service Adventure


Costa Rica's most popular saying, "Pura Vida," litterally means, "Pure Life."

And that’s just what you get on this Global Works journey to this land of amazing geographic diversity and unassuming human warmth. From the small villages we live in to the beaches we play on, our experience is one...

Peru/Ecuador 4-Week

Language Immersion and Service Adventure


Travel to Peru and experience an ancient Inca paradise tucked deep into majestic Andean mountains and fueled by a growing modern culture.  Then, be astounded by the biologically diverse wonderland of the Galápagos Islands in Ecuador!

Whether your interest is archeology, history, language...

Argentina

Language Immersion and Service Adventure 


Argentina entices and delights visitors with amazingly diverse environmental and cultural landscapes and important Community Service.

 

Its historical heritage is strongly connected to Europe, but also tied to the indigenous Andean and Guaraní cultures. We experience an adventure that takes...

New Zealand/Fiji 4-Week

Cultural Exchange and Service Adventure


THE SOUTH PACIFIC IS ONE OF OUR PLANET'S MOST DIVERSE AND BEAUTIFUL ENVIRONMENTS, AND YOUR HOME FOR FOUR EXCITING WEEKS OF SERVICE, CULTURE, AND ADVENTURE!

Meaningful projects, incredibly friendly people, and world-class SCUBA diving are just a few of the reasons why our Fiji/New Zealand...

Costa Rica Soccer 2-Week

Soccer and Service Adventure


Beautiful Costa Rica provides an incredible backdrop for this unique soccer and service adventure.

Kick off your trip with an exhilarating raft trip on one of Costa Rica’s awesome rivers. Experience the challenge and fun of professional, co-ed soccer camp at a Costa Rican soccer academy! And...

Fiji 3-Week

Cultural Exchange and Service Adventure


THE FIJI ISLANDS ARE HOME TO SOME OF THE MOST FRIENDLY AND HOSPITABLE PEOPLE ON THE PLANET.

There are many beautiful islands, but it is the people who make Fiji a true paradise in the Pacific. We share in the communal life of a small village that holds the deep belief that family and friends...

France 2.5-Week

Language Immersion and Service Adventure


FRANCE EXTENDS THE WARMTH OF ITS PEOPLE, BEAUTY OF ITS LANGUAGE, AND VALUE OF SHARING COMMUNITY.

We are welcomed into homes and work alongside local community members on service projects, while improving our French language skills. Toss in some service and adventure in the French Alps and...

Zambia, Botswana & South Africa 3-Week

Cultural Exchange and Service Adventure


Zambia, Botswana, and South Africa are comprised of friendly people, ancient traditions, and abundant wildlife!

As some of the most politically stable countries on the continent: Zambia, Botswana, and South Africa provide incredible service and cultural enrichment opportunities.  While the most...

Spain 2-Week

Language Immersion and Service Adventure


Spain allures the traveler with its combination of old world charm and vibrant people.

Join us on a journey through Spain that most tourists never see. In addition to experiencing the ancient sites and modern cities of this diverse country, you are exposed to a beautiful and bucolic Spain. In...