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Service learning abroad in High School with GVI

"One of the most important parts of becoming a global citizen is understanding and caring about the people in the world. Studying abroad can be an impetus for intercultural growth, as can having a sense of curiosity and desire to learn. But as we know, nothing beats learning by doing within a community. Such experiential education is a lifelong pursuit. And one of the best ways to garner effective and impactful experiential learning is by incorporating service learning into the global curriculum, whether for teens, during a gap year, or at university in your study abroad experience."—Dr. Jessica Voigts

Study Abroad and Educational Service Learning Programs with GVI
GVI’s Study Abroad and Educational Service Learning Courses are tailor made for high school or college students and offer a valuable method of learning. We take classroom research and curriculum learning and introduce those theories into real life services. These real-life experiences enhance students’ academic studies and increase their personal growth and interpersonal skills. Emphasis will be placed on relating our long-term goals with the UN's Sustainable Development Goals and engaging in daily reflection surrounding the experience. All our Service Learning Courses are led by qualified group facilitators and allow students to gain an increased cross-cultural awareness and understanding.
Service Learning Worldwide Dates: Our programs are offered year round and availability depends on each hub and the size of each group.
Contact: In the U.S.A - 1 888 653 6028
Email: info@gviworld.com
Website: International Educational Service Learning Programs with GVI
Twitter: @GVILearning
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International Educational Service Learning Programs with GVI
GVI’s International Educational Service Learning Courses take classroom research and curriculum learning and introduce those theories into real life services. All the work performed benefits the local community or environment and these real-life experiences enhance students’ academic studies, increase their personal growth and interpersonal skills. Two weeks prior to departure and two weeks after returning home students engage in lectures, discussion, research, service, and reflection. Emphasis will be placed on relating our long-term goals with the UN's Sustainable Development Goals and engaging in daily reflection surrounding the experience. All our Service Learning Courses are led by qualified group facilitators.
Service Learning Worldwide Dates: Our programs are offered year round and availability depends on each hub and the size of each group.
Contact: In the U.S.A - 1 888 653 6028
Email: info@gviworld.com
Website: International Educational Service Learning Programs with GVI
Twitter: @GVILearning
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GVI Study Abroad Programs for High School Students
GVI Study Abroad Programs for High School Students allow you to continue learning as you travel abroad. Our programs are the perfect blend of volunteering, cultural and language immersion, skills training and adventure activities during a summer abroad. Our programs help young adults gain a better understanding of the world and are also seen by universities and employers as something that sets the individual apart from other applicants. All our Study Abroad Programs for High School students are led by qualified group facilitators and allow students to gain an increased cross-cultural awareness and understanding.
High School Study Abroad Programs Dates: Our programs are offered year round and availability depends on each hub and the size of each group.
Contact: In the U.S.A - 1 888 653 6028
Email: info@gviworld.com
Website: www.gviusa.com/under-18-volunteering/
Twitter: @GVIWorld
Video: vimeo.com/118578923
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High School Study Abroad Service Learning Programs with GVI
GVI’s Study Abroad Service Learning Courses take classroom research and curriculum learning and introduce those theories into real life services. All the work performed benefits the local community or environment and these real-life experiences enhance students’ academic studies, increase their personal growth and interpersonal skills. Emphasis will be placed on relating our long-term goals with the UN's Sustainable Development Goals and engaging in daily reflection surrounding the experience. All our Service Learning Courses are led by qualified group facilitators and allow students to gain an increased cross-cultural awareness and understanding.
High School International Service Learning Dates: Our programs are offered year round and availability depends on each hub and the size of each group.
Contact: In the U.S.A - 1 888 653 6028
Email: info@gviworld.com
Website: Study Abroad and International Service Learning Programs with GVI
Twitter: @GVILearning
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Educational Pre-College Programs Abroad with GVI
GVI’s Educational Pre-College Programs Abroad offer students a chance to engage in educational pre-college programs abroad. These valuable programs take learning outside the classroom and into real life services. All the work performed benefits the local community or environment and these real-life experiences enhance students’ academic studies, increase their personal growth and interpersonal skills. Our programs help young adults gain a better understanding of the world and are also seen by universities and employers as something that sets the individual apart from other applicants. All our courses are led by qualified group facilitators and allow students to gain an increased cross-cultural awareness and understanding.
High School International Service Learning Dates: Our programs are offered year round and availability depends on each hub and the size of each group.
Contact: In the U.S.A - 1 888 653 6028
Email: info@gviworld.com
Website: www.gviusa.com/under-18-volunteering/
Twitter: @GVIWorld
Video: vimeo.com/118578923
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Under 18 Volunteer Abroad Programs with GVI
Traveling abroad is a great way for young adults to explore, learn about global citizenship, service learning and gain a better insight into the world and different cultures. GVI offers world-class, action-packed volunteering opportunities for teens aged 15 to 17 years olds. Our Under 18’s programs are specially designed, intended to fully immerse and challenge students in a variety of different ways, providing ample opportunities for learning. Programs focus on wildlife conservation, marine conservation, construction, sports or animal care. Ready for the adventure of a lifetime? Visit our website for further details.
Volunteer as a Teen Contact in USA: Call toll free 888-965-3358
Website: www.gviusa.com/volunteer-options/under-18
Email: info@gviworld.com
Twitter: @gviworld
Video: vimeo.com/118578923
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Under 18 Volunteer Abroad Programs with GVI
GVI’s specially-designed, under-18 volunteer projects offer teens (aged 15 to 17) an opportunity to travel abroad to make a difference and learn new skills. Our programs are the perfect blend of volunteering, cultural and language immersion, skills training and adventure activities during a summer abroad. Our programs helps young adults gain a better understanding of the world and are also seen by universities and employers as something that sets the individual apart from other applicants. Get ready for the adventure of a lifetime!
Summer volunteer programs Dates: Our programs are offered year round and availability depends on each hub and the size of each group. Check our website for official starting dates year round.
Contact: In the U.S.A - 1 888 653 6028
Email: info@gviworld.com
Website: www.gviusa.com/under-18-volunteering/
Twitter: @GVIWorld
Video: vimeo.com/118578923
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Language Learning and Cultural Immersion Programs for Teens with GVI
GVI’s specially-designed Language Learning and Cultural Immersion Programs for Teens (aged 15 to 17) give you an opportunity to travel abroad and engage in a true cultural exchange. Our programs are the perfect blend of volunteering, cultural and language immersion, skills training and adventure activities during a summer abroad. Participants get a chance to discover a new culture and language while they soak up the local way of living. You can gain a better understanding of the world and set yourself apart for your future career!
Teen language and cultural immersion abroad Dates: Our programs are offered year round and availability depends on each hub and the size of each group. Check our website for official starting dates year round.
Contact: In the U.S.A - 1 888 653 6028
Email: info@gviworld.com
Website: www.gviusa.com/under-18-volunteering/
Twitter: @GVIWorld
Video: vimeo.com/118578923
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Teen Service Learning Programs in Africa, Asia, Europe & Latin America
Global Leadership Adventures (GLA)
GLA programs are like a Peace Corps for teens. Students on our programs explore historic and natural sites of significance in their host country, and participate in meaningful service projects designed to provide lasting benefits to the local community. GLA's goal is to provide life-changing experiences that cultivate a global perspective and open-mindedness in students that will inspire them to become great leaders and global thinkers who will seek positive change in their own communities.

Programs are offered in 16 destinations: Tanzania, Ghana, China, Thailand, India, Fiji, Bali, Peru, Guatemala, Costa Rica, The Galapagos, Argentina, The Dominican Republic, Belize, United Kingdom & Spain."
Teen Volunteer Abroad with GLA Dates: Summer (June, July, August); spring break.
Cost: $1,899 to $6,299
Contact: Global Leadership Adventures, 10509 San Diego Mission Road, Suite A, San Diego, CA  92108
Tel: +1 858-771-0645
Email: info@experienceGLA.com
Website: www.experiencegla.com
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Animal and Wildlife Conservation Programs
Global Leadership Adventures (GLA)
Volunteer your time and energy abroad this summer to help elephants, giant tortoises, or rescue animals in their native habitats. In Thailand, you'll volunteer with local partners who care for elephants daily. In the Galapagos, you'll work to remove invasive species that are threatening the survival of its famous tortoises. In Costa Rica, you'll care for neglected animals at a rescue shelter. No matter which location you choose, you'll be making an impact on the lives of animals that don't have a voice of their own, all while being immersed in a brand new culture. Click on our link to learn more!
High School Volunteer Abroad Animals Dates: Summer (June, July, August); spring break.
Cost: $1,899 to $6,299
Contact: Global Leadership Adventures, 10509 San Diego Mission Road, Suite A, San Diego, CA  92108
Tel: +1 858-771-0645
Email: info@experienceGLA.com
Website: www.experiencegla.com
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Make a Difference in Lives of Children in Africa, Central America & the Caribbean
Global Leadership Adventures (GLA)
Volunteer to help children, and make a difference in the lives of the youngest generation abroad. GLA gives you the opportunity to take part in meaningful service projects that are designed to have an impact on the lives of disadvantaged youth and the communities in which they live. Whether you're tutoring children in a classroom in Ghana, leading games with kids after school in Costa Rica, or building new learning spaces for students in Guatemala, your commitment to these children makes a difference. Click on our link to learn more!
Teen Volunteer Abroad Impoverished Children Dates: Summer (June, July, August); Spring break.
Cost: $1,899 to $6,299
Contact: Global Leadership Adventures, 10509 San Diego Mission Road, Suite A, San Diego, CA  92108
Tel: +1 858-771-0645
Email: info@experienceGLA.com
Website: www.experiencegla.com
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VISIONS Service Adventures
Summer Volunteer Program for Teens
Be a Teen Without Borders this summer! High-quality volunteer travel programs for teens or middle school students who want to accomplish challenging projects and make lasting friendships. Through service work and cross-cultural living, VISIONS offers new perspectives and deep learning while assisting under-resourced communities. Our evenings and weekends are reserved for exploration and adventure. English, Spanish and French language programs in the US, Caribbean, Central America, South America and Asia.
Programs and camps for teens Dates: 2 - 4 week programs in July and August. Please see website for details.
Cost: $3250 - $6250. Please see website for details.
Contact:
VISIONS Service Adventures, 541 E. Babcock St., Bozeman, MT 59715.
Tel.: 406.551.4423
Email: info@VisionsServiceAdventures.com
Website: VisionsServiceAdventures.com
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ARCC Programs: Meaningful Service. Real Connections. True Adventure
ARCC Programs's Community Service Adventures offer a chance to give something back to the communities we visit while taking part in world-class service adventure activities. Service sections include teaching English to local school children, caring for elephants or sea turtles, and building much-needed facilities in rural villages. Adventures in Africa, Australia, California, Cambodia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Fiji, Galapagos, Greece, Hawaii, Peru, Thailand, Turkey, and Vietnam. Lodging is in local guest-houses, small hotels, and occasionally camping depending on destination.
Teen Volunteer Programs with ARCC Dates: 2-5 week programs with a variety of dates every summer June through August
Cost:$1,500 - $2,200 per week
Contact: ARCC Programs, 242 Redwood Hwy, Mill Valley, CA 94941
Tel.: To get more information or request a catalog call our headquarters at 415-332-5075
Email: info@adventurescrosscountry.com
Website: www.adventurescrosscountry.com
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Global Works | Travel with Purpose
Educational Travel for High School Students and Groups

Celebrating 26 years of community service-based adventure travel programs for high school students and groups! Choose from Community Service, Language Immersion, and Global Action and Adventure travel opportunities. Programs are offered around the world for students looking for an enriching and life changing experience.
Global Works Teen Travel with a Purpose Location: Worldwide
Dates:
1- 4 week programs between from June – August
Cost: $1,995-$6,995
Contact: Global Works, 1365 Forest Park Circle, Lafayette CO 80027
Tel: 303-545-2202
Email: info@globalworks.com
Website:
www.globalworkstravel.com
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Global Routes
Global Routes is a pioneer in the world of value-driven, experiential-based, international programming for high school and gap year students. We believe that authentic, fun and impactful programs abroad are directed by service, deepened through immersion, broadened with adventure and contextualized by leadership. Through this unparalleled combination, participants gain profound perspectives of another country, cultures, the world and themselves. Since 1967 we have partnered with over 10,000 volunteers throughout the world.
Global Routes Dates: Summer, Fall Semester, Spring Semester, Spring Break, Winter Break and custom.
Cost: Ranges
Address: Global Routes, One World Way, Windsor, NH, 03244 USA
Contact: Adam Aronovitz and adam@globalroutes.org
Tel.: 413-585-8895
Email: mail@globalroutes.org
Website: www.globalroutes.org
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International Biosphere Stewardship Program
Teen Summer Volunteer Service Camp in Bali, Indonesia

Set in Bali, Indonesia, the program inspires students to be intelligent stewards of our earth’s biosphere. Students are introduced to the beauty of the Bali Barat National Park, hiking in the mangrove forest and monsoon forest and snorkeling on the coral reefs, learning about their value and the challenges they face. Students are introduced to the farm and the city and the concept of human activity as an integral part of the biosphere.
Students take part in hands on volunteer service work with the projects of the Biosphere Foundation. Half the participants are Balinese teens and there is plenty of opportunity for cultural exchange.
Teen Summer Volunteering with Biosphere Dates: July 2nd to July 10th 2017
Costs: US$ 1, 550
Contact: Biosphere Foundation, P.O. Box: 112636, Campbell, CA 95011-2636
Email: Sally Silverstone: ssilverstone1@gmail.com or Ruth Rose: ruthlaura62@yahoo.co.uk
Website: biospherefoundation.org/project/biosphere-stewardship-project/
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GoEco Volunteer Abroad
Volunteering abroad as a teenager is a great way to make new friends while getting real-world experience contributing to an important cause. Not only is volunteer experience an excellent resume builder, but it is also highly regarded among college admission boards and potential employers. We offer a diverse range of humanitarian, wildlife or environmental projects abroad where teens will have the chance to grow their knowledge and skills. We also offer a handful of fantastic “under-18” projects which are designed specifically for teenagers. Find a project that interests you and contact us to start planning your next volunteer adventure!
Teenage Volunteering Dates: 1 week – 6 months
Costs: $550 USD – $2,800 USD
Contact: GoEco Volunteering
Tel.: US: +1 646 240 4545 UK: +44 203 318 4004 AU: +61 2 8014 9393
Email: goeco@goeco.org
Website: www.goeco.org
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United Planet
Teen Quest Programs
United Planet offers tailored volunteer abroad programs in five destinations for those under 18. The Teen Quest program combines language immersion, accommodation with host families, cultural activities and learning excursions. Volunteers may work in orphanages, after-school centers, building homes or at environmental conservation projects. Destinations for 1-12 week Teen Quests include Chine, Ecuador, Peru, and South Africa. Candidates 16 years and older can apply, or travel with family or a chaperon.
Volunteer programs with United Planet Teen Quest Cost: Varies with duration of your stay.
Dates: Ongoing start dates.
Contact: April Stone, United Planet, 11 Arlington St, Boston MA 02116, USA.
Tel: 617-267-7763
Email: quest@unitedplanet.org
Website: www.unitedplanet.org
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Amigos de las Américas (AMIGOS)
Teen Volunteer Service Programs
AMIGOS operates in nine countries throughout the Americas — in Mexico, the Dominican Republic, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panamá, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru and Paraguay. With AMIGOS, you'll be immersed in another culture, collaborate with your host community on a development project, and work side by side with local youth meanwhile building your own leadership skills. AMIGOS summer projects range from 4-9 weeks and are open to students from 16-25 with basic Spanish proficiency. AMIGOS programs focus on youth leadership in the fields of public health, children's rights, environmental sustainability, creative expression, social enterprise and sports and fitness.

Contact: info@amigosinternational.org, amigosinternational.org

API — Costa Rica Service-Learning Summer Program
Students who choose to participate in the Service-Learning program in Costa Rica with API will divide their time between volunteering at local projects and completing online coursework. Students will learn by doing and by reflecting on their actions, all the while contributing to the long-term and strategic goals of a community partner abroad. Projects may include working with children, elderly, or on a sustainable farm. 3 credits for 4 weeks.
API — Ecuador Service-Learning Summer Program
Students who choose to participate in the Service-Learning program in Ecuador with API will divide their time between volunteering at local projects and completing online coursework. Students will learn by doing and by reflecting on their actions, all the while contributing to the long-term and strategic goals of a community partner abroad. Projects may include working with children in varied social aid projects. 3 credits for 4 weeks.

Contact: Academic Programs International, 301 Camp Craft Road, Suite 100, Austin, TX, 78746; api@apiabroad.com.

Earthwatch Institute
Teen Expeditions
Teens ages 15-18 can connect with leading scientists, learn new skills, and appreciate the power they have to change the planet through tailored volunteer projects.

Contact: info@earthwatch.org, www.earthwatch.org

Greenheart Travel
Teen Volunteering in Costa Rica
Immerse yourself in a vibrant culture and improve your Spanish through a service project in a wildlife rescue center in the heart of Costa Rica’s rainforest! Learn new skills while you experience a new world and help those in need. Volunteers live with host families and assist with locally run volunteer projects in children's programs, education and the environment. Placements include room and board with carefully screened, welcoming host families. Our friendly and experienced staff in Costa Rica provide support and assistance throughout the program. Programs are open to participants ages 16+. Greenheart Travel is non profit founded in 1985 and run by friendly and seasoned travel enthusiasts who regularly participate in their own cultural exchanges.
Volunteer programs are also available in India.

Visit: greenhearttravel.org/programs/teen/volunteer or send for more information via greenhearttravel.org.

International Service Learning
High School Teams
ISL’s High School teams are designed for high school students, aged 14-19. The programs, in a variety of incredible settings worldwide, are designed to provide volunteer service while allowing for adventure, so those who participate "must be able to withstand long hours out-of-doors in sometimes extreme climates, be willing to engage in manual labor, and be eager to experience awesome outdoor adventures."

Visit: www.ISLonline.org

International Student Volunteers
Sustainable Volunteer Service Projects
The conservation volunteer service projects geared to students are hosted by ISV worldwide.

Visit: www.isvolunteers.org

Smithsonian Student Adventures
For 170 years, the Smithsonian Institution has inspired generations through its steadfast dedication to the “increase and diffusion of knowledge.” In a globalized world, it is more important than ever to promote the Smithsonian values of Discovery, Creativity, Excellence, Diversity, Integrity, and Service. This is why the Smithsonian, in collaboration with Walking Tree Travel, a premier service-focused student travel provider, is pleased to offer a new collection of dynamic programs for high school students.
Smithsonian offers summer service programs in Costa Rica, Ecuador, Guatemala, Peru, Senegal, and Thailand. See their excellent website for details.

Contact: Smithsonian Student Adventures, +1 303-997-0351, info@SmithsonianSA.com, smithsonianstudentadventures.com

The Road Less Traveled
Summer Community Service, Language, and Adventure Travel Programs for Middle and High School Students
Life-changing education travel that is relevant, collaborative, and responsible. Students connect with others different from themselves while exploring humanity and the world. We offer domestic and international programs that focus on community service, language, environmental, animal and marine conservation, cultural immersion, and wilderness adventure. Our aim is to cultivate leadership, openness, sensitivity and a sense of social awareness and environmental activism.
A variety of programs are offered, including in Belize, Bonaire (Dutch Caribbean), Costa Rica, India, Panama, Peru, Tanzania, Thailand (see website for more info).

Contact: 2331 N Elston Ave. AVE, Chicago, IL 60614, United States; 7733425200; theroadlesstraveled.com

Volunteers for Peace
Volunteer Workcamps Worldwide
Founded in 1982, VFP offers over 3000 voluntary service projects in more than 90 countries/regions every year worldwide! Project cost starts at $500, which includes food and accommodation. Types of project include construction, environmental, agricultural, social, work with kids, renovation, art and culture and more! Since 1982, VFP has exchanged over 31,000 volunteers worldwide. Start planning your volunteer adventure or learn how to get involved at VFP.org!

Contact: 7 Kilburn St. STE 316, Burlington, VT 05401; tel. 1 (802) 540-3060; info@vfp.org, vfp.org

Youth International
Service Learning Semesters Abroad

Youth International is an experiential learning program that combines international travel, inter-cultural exchange, outdoor adventure, volunteer community service work, and homestays. Teams of up to 14 young adults aged 18 to 25 travel together with two group leaders. For 3 months, the team travels through three countries in one region of the world: Asia (Nepal, India, Thailand) or South America (Bolivia, Peru, Ecuador, including Galapagos Islands). Programs run Sept-Dec. and Feb.-May.

Contact: Youth International, 2319 Woodbury Lane, Evergreen, CO, 80439 USA; tel. 1-720-270-3323; info@youthinternational;org, www.youthinternational.org.

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