Authentic Travel

We pride ourselves on offering authentic travel programs that challenge participants to immerse themselves in true local experiences. We work with locally owned providers for everything from our lodging and meals to our transportation and adventure activities. We strive to show our participants the value of working with local contacts and building community connections to provide the most meaningful service projects possible. And how can we say enough about our homestay families? Our homestay communities around the world are the key to authentic travel and cultural immersion as they allow our participants insight into their daily lives. All of the incredible individuals and organizations that we work with are part of our Global Works family!

Beyond the community connections, we also focus on creating a cohesive group of travelers on each unique trip. Orientation is an important component of each program and our orientation activities are designed to challenge students to get out of their comfort zones and support each other through these new experiences. We focus on group unity throughout the trip through games, workshops, and “weather checks” where participants have the opportunity to share and reflect on their experiences. Participants return home with new friends, new insight into themselves, and deeper understanding of another culture.