Global Glimpse is a two year program that combines after school workshops and weekend summits with immersive international travel. Our innovative model helps high school students from all backgrounds build leadership skills and a global perspective. 100% of donor and foundation support goes to fund organizational growth and scholarships for low-income youth on Global Glimpse programs.


Need-Based Scholarships


Our Model - Global Glimpse

We provide generous need-based scholarships to all students in our partner school programs and we serve more low-income youth annually than any other educational travel organization in the United States. In 2018 we provided over $2.5M in need-based scholarships to make our program accessible to high school youth from all socioeconomic backgrounds.

Pre-Trip Workshops


Our Model - Global Glimpse

We train teachers to facilitate workshops with their students that develop leadership and global competency. In preparation for their summer travel experience, students participate in these monthly pre-trip workshops and engage in activities and discussions that  prepare them for issues they will experience during their international travel.

Workshop Topics

  • Fundraising & Goal Setting
  • Youth Leadership & Advocacy
  • Deconstructing Poverty
  • Globalization
  • Cultural Understanding
  • Aid and Development
  • Latin American History
  • Becoming a Savvy Traveler


Summer Travel Experience


Our Model - Global Glimpse

Our international program focuses on global education, leadership development, and service learning. For two weeks after their junior year in high school, diverse cohorts of 20 high school students are immersed in a developing country, living and learning alongside locals and among peers.  Students experience a 360 degree view of a developing country that is constantly tied back to life at home in the US.

Program Components

  • Academic Seminars
  • Student Leader of the Day
  • Community Speakers
  • Reality Challenges/Cultural Immersion
  • Field Trips/Community Engagement
  • Nightly Meetings/Self-Reflections
  • 40+ hours of service learning
  • English Tutoring
  • Community Action Project

Academic Themes

  • Deconstructing Poverty
  • Education
  • Politics
  • History
  • Culture
  • Global Business
  • Aid and Development
  • Immigration
  • Indigenous Worldview


Alumni Ambassador Program


Our Model - Global Glimpse

We provide alumni with a follow-on program that supports them to give back to their schools and communities and prepare for college. Each year 350+ students participate in our Alumni Leadership Summits and collectively contribute over 3,000 volunteer hours to their school and neighborhood communities.

Alumni Leadership Summits

  • Youth Leadership
  • College Day
  • Storytelling for Social Change
  • Career Day
  • Life After high School