Rating: 5 stars 1 1 review
Location: 2441 Fillmore St Ste 2 San Francisco CA 94115 USA
Programs: Global Glimpse Scholar program--3 week summer study abroad program accessible to all youth
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I am a teacher who took a delegation of students on Global Glimpse trips in the summer, and I love hearing from the alumni about what they are doing now and how it all started with this trip! It's only 3 weeks, but it changes peoples lives.
On practically a shoestring budget, Global Glimpse takes teens interested in leadership, global issues, and helping others on a cultural immersion trip to Nicaragua or the Dominican Republic for three weeks the summer before their senior year. They provide intensive pre-trip workshops, in-country meetings and field trips to various organizations where students meet locals who build community organizations to meet growing needs and changes in their own community, and then students plan and execute various service learning projects along side this. Ongoing reflection and leadership development is a large part of why this program is so successful. They also have very intelligent in-country coordinators.
Global Glimpse provides many need-based scholarships so that wealth does not have to be a barrier to students. In fact, most students who attend are on scholarship. It is rare to see study abroad programs so committed to making their program affordable for the public.
I would highly recommend this organization to any student (or parent of students) , teachers, social workers, etc looking for an incredible and life changing experience. I had traveled fairly extensively in Latin America before, but was astounded at how much more I learned, saw many shades of complex issues, and grew from these trips. It's changed the way I look at a lot of things, and how I teach back home.
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