Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Policies

Global Works’ commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion and our policies act as a safeguard against marginalization, even in its subtlest forms. 

Inclusion Policy

At Global Works, we believe everyone deserves access to travel and its benefits. We recognize diversity in our participants in many ways including, but not limited to, race, ethnicity, country of origin, nationality, religion, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation and identity, and economic circumstance. Global Works welcomes students from diverse communities, including, LGBTQ, Latinx, and BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color). 

Respecting Community and Group Agreement Policy

Global Works programs, and the organization itself, value inclusion in the truest and broadest sense of the word. Guided by this value, Global Works endeavors to understand and address the sources and the consequences of explicit and implicit bias. Global Works students, chaperones, and trip leaders will discuss and agree to expected behavior and co-create a Group Agreement. In this way, we aim to foment a culture of respect and shared investment in the goals of the travel experience. We expect Global Works students to be ambassadors for their families, schools, communities, and countries and require that they treat one another, their local hosts, and trip leaders with respect. 

Lodging Policy

Students stay in rooms congruent with their gender identity, as communicated to Global Works. For a student that identifies as non-binary, we ask that they communicate what rooming they want to stay in. Students are not permitted to enter rooms that are not assigned to them unless given permission by the program staff. 

Harassment & Discrimination Policy

Harassment & discrimination of any kind are prohibited on a Global Works program and in the Global Works workplace; and will not be tolerated. We aim to promote a respectful culture and safe(r) spaces for all members of the Global Works community. 

To learn more about our DEI Initiatives, read here.