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Global Leadership Adventures

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Global Leadership Adventures

Global Leadership Adventures (GLA) offers high school study abroad programs where students engage in service-learning in Ecuador, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Ghana, Guatemala, India, Indonesia, Tanzania, Peru, China and South Africa. These prestigious programs attract students from all over the world.

Global Leadership Adventures was founded by Fred Swaniker as a precursor to the African Leadership Academy, based in Johannesburg, South Africa but became a separate entity in 2004. The organization is currently based in San Diego, USA.

In 2005 and again in 2008, GLA hosted Archbishop Desmond Tutu in South Africa to speak about the legacy of Apartheid. In 2007, GLA students met with Costa Rican president and Nobel Peace Prize Winner Oscar Arias to discuss the Central American Free Trade Agreement (CAFTA) which was to be voted upon in a national referendum in Costa Rica.

GLA has been mentioned in the New York Times, The Boston Globe and many other newspapers and has a growing alumni base. GLA alumni come from over 50 different countries.

External links

  • Global Leadership Adventures website
  • Mentioned in the New York Times
  • Mentioned in The Boston Globe
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