The end of summer at GLA is a bittersweet time: We say farewell to our students of 2017, but reflect on the impact you all made with full, happy hearts. This summer, we helped teach at under-resourced schools in Belize and Guatemala, supported organic farms in China, ran basic health clinics in Bali and the Dominican Republic and completed the 75th eco-compost toilet in a Ghanaian community in need, among other major accomplishments. The stories continue to roll in, and we couldn’t be more proud.
Perhaps the best people to tell these stories are our GLA Global Ambassadors, who’ve recently returned from their second or even third trips with GLA, and have spent the past year sharing with peers why stepping out of your comfort zone and doing service-learning abroad can open up a whole new world (literally!) of opportunities. Here’s our special Ambassador issue, featuring our top five Ambassadors from 2017.