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Summer Trips for High School Students

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At the heart of every Global Works journey are carefully designed service and experiential learning activities.  We choose our high school travel program 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 high school summer travel program destinations below and start your adventure now!

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Puerto Rico 2-Week

Our Flagship Journey!


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 & Galapagos Islands

The Amazon Way 


PACKED WITH DIVERSE AND DRAMATIC SCENERY, THE ECUADOR CULTURAL EXCHANGE TRIP 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...

China

Go Beyond the Wall


Go “beyond the wall” on this language immersion trip 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...

Panama 2-Week

Crossroads of Cultures


This adventure takes you from colonial Panama City through the ‘land of eternal spring’ in the central highlands to the amazing beaches of the Pac​ific.

Welcome to Global Works Panama Cultural Exchange Program where you will experience an adventure that will take you from colonial Panama City...

Nepal

Himalayan Adventure


NEPAL IS A CAPTIVATING COUNTRY - BURSTING WITH DIVERSE CULTURAL TRADITIONS, FRIENDLY PEOPLE, AND STUNNING SCENERY THAT SWEEPS YOU AWAY DURING THIS 3-WEEK STUDENT TRIP.

From the medieval streets of Bhaktapur, to the Newari village of Bandipur set against the backdrop of the Himalayas, you will...

Panama 3-Week

Service in Paradise


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...

Costa Rica Soccer 2.5-Week

Soccer and Service Adventure


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

Experience the challenge and fun of professional, co-ed soccer camp at a Costa Rican soccer academy! And then, while your game is hot, take your skills into a rural, Costa Rican village, where you...

Peru

Incan 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...

Spain 4-Week

Authentic España


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

On this cultural exchange 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...

France 2.5- Week

Undiscovered France


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

We work alongside local community members on service projects, while improving our French language skills. From the history and culture of Versailles to the quaint and charming town of Annecy, we...

Nicaragua

Intro to Pre-Med & Public Health 


A PROFESSIONALLY GUIDED, ACADEMIC, AND EXPERIENTIAL NICARAGUA STUDENT TRIP 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. On one of our student trips to...

Spain 2-Week

Experience Andalucian Life


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...

France 4-Week

Mèdièval a Moderne


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...

Costa Rica 2-Week

El Pueblo a La Playa


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 2.5-Week

Pura Adrenalina!


Bring on the adventure! Known for its amazing geographical and biological diversity, Costa Rica is the perfect place to get the adrenaline pumping!

Explore the abundant cloud forests of Poco Sol to the pristine beaches and rainforests of the Pacific coast on our most action-packed Costa Rica...

Costa Rica 4-Week

Surf, Service, and Sun


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...

New Zealand & Fiji Islands

Gems of the South Pacific


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...

Fiji Islands

Sulus, Service, and Sun


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...