- Listing Type: Gap Year Programs
- Destinations: Multiple Locations
- Program Delivery: Residential
- Program Length: One Week, Two Weeks, Six Weeks, Four Weeks, Two Months, Academic Year, Semester, Quarter, Other, Three Weeks, Five Weeks
- Start Month: January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December
- Category: Travel/Cultural Immersion
- Selective: Yes
- Ages: 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19+, 19
- Housing: Cabins, Dorm, Homestay, Hotel, Tents
- Financial Aid: Grants/Scholarships, Work Study
- Minimum Cost: $1,000 - $2,999
Partner with Global Routes on one of our pre-developed custom programs, or ask us to design a program just for your group. Global Routes collaborates with schools, camps, and groups to facilitate profound enrichment opportunities for participants who wish to contribute to purposeful service projects in the US or abroad.
Our custom programs focus on social and environmental justice and are rooted in experiential education. We provide authentic travel opportunities, collaboration with local experts and innovators, immersive experiences, and deep reflection.
Choose from one of our pre-designed Custom Programs or collaborate with us to design a program that is entirely unique to your group. Our experienced staff offer expertise in program development and group facilitation to support you in building out your dream program from conceptualization to implementation.
Global Routes can customize almost any destination for your group. Typically, we start with locations where we have long-established programs and dedicated in-country staff. Given our 50-plus years in the field, we have deep relationships across the US, Central and South America, the Caribbean, Asia, and Africa. *If you’re interested in a specific place, let us know! We have contacts and partners across the globe.
We can support individuals and/or groups with developing summer programs, alternative winter or spring break trips, Gap Year programs, and more. From our programs, many groups seek:
Meaningful community service
Social and environmental justice education
Authentic cross-cultural exchange
Ecologically responsible travel/adventure
Improved language skills
Strengthened group dynamics
Mastery of global competencies
Learning traditional arts, crafts, music, and customs
Exploration of the natural environment
Increased global awareness and global citizenship
Global Routes handles all aspects of program development and logistics: program itineraries, activities and budget, reservations for all accommodations, meals, international and in-country travel, and the selection, prep, and oversight of the host community service projects and homestay. We can also organize all other program components, including recreational, cultural, and adventure-based activities.
A lead staff member works closely with our partners throughout the planning process and will select the best field instructor to lead the program, create a communications plan to support the program in the field, and provide ongoing field support 24-hours a day.
“Each year students return from their Global Routes Service Immersion program with a thirst to travel, a broadened view of the global world they encompass as well as a new perspective on what really matters to them. These programs challenge students to think globally and connect with diverse communities. Through these experiences, students recognize how similar we all are, no matter the miles between us.”
- MARTA CABRAL, NDA HINGHAM