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What's life like after GLA? Alumni stories, a video capturing the playful spirit of India, China's wild side and our new photojournalism program
Global Leadership Adventures Newsletter - Experience GLA

The past months and unexpected results of the US elections have revealed more division than unity. GLA was founded on the belief that there’s more common ground in the world than not. In times like these, we’re reminded that travel and cross-cultural experiences are uniquely capable of creating a needed sense of connectedness. We also remain convinced that today’s teens will lead the way, to be the change we all wish to see in the world—and in our own home communities too. With that in mind, we present this month’s issue of boundless joy, compassion and unity.

Video: Thailand in Two Minutes
India: Service Through the Lens™
Last summer, GLA alum Beate Kaz captured the playful spirit of India in this lively video, earning her Honorable Mention in GLA’s 2016 Video Contest. Inspired by the colorful sights of Himalayan culture? Our new photojournalism program in India welcomes teens to Dharamsala for service and storytelling.
Watch the video →
Spring Break
Discover hidden China: the beautiful Southwest
Find yourself in Shaxi, a town in the Yunnan province and home to a beautifully preserved, traditional way of life. You’ll volunteer in kindergarten classrooms serving children and families living in rural communities, and work to restore precious cultural relics.
See 2017 dates for China: One Nation, Two Worlds™ →
GLA Photo Contest
Life after GLA: Alumni reflections
Participating in Dominican Republic: Building a Sustainable World led GLA alum Sarah Stubbs to discover her passion for international development. She now studies global health at the University of Georgia and has returned to the DR six times, distributing over 500 water filters in local communities.
Read Sarah's story →
Question of the Month
Question of the Month
Is your 2017 catalog available yet?” The answer is, absolutely! Our new catalog is your guide to 30+ programs around the world next summer. If you've already requested a print copy, it should be on its way. Otherwise, check out the digital version online.
Preview the 2017 Catalog online →
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#WoW (Words of Wisdom)
Wondering what the future holds for you? Take a cue from Abraham Lincoln, who’s credited with giving this sage advice. With our new program in South Africa in mind (one that explores social entrepreneurship and design thinking), we might even say to take it literally. (PC: @wilogao)
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Vanessa Allen, Senior Editor

PS Want to talk to GLA staff or alumni in person? We’ve got a calendar chock full of opportunities to meet around the nation. Meet us at our next stop!
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