Our Programs

Global Glimpse exposes youth to developing countries and unlocks their potential to affect change on a local and global scale.

“What your program offers our students is life changing. You plant a seed of possibility in the minds of our students. They return with a deep belief in what they can do.”
– James Robertson, Academic Dean, Lionel Wilson Prep, East Oakland CA

Program Components


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Our programs are 2-years long and begin with engaging pre-trip after-school workshops led by Global Glimpse trained educators at our partner public high schools. These workshops prepare students with a base of understanding on leadership, globalization, aid and development, and international relations. During the 3-week summer immersion program students are involved in seminars and lectures, field trips, reality challenges, and community action projects that address the following curriculum themes in depth:

  • History
  • Culture
  • Education
  • Poverty
  • Global Business
  • Politics
  • Human Rights
  • Aid and Development
  • Immigration

Building Knowledge


Our academic themes are studied and analyzed as they relate to Nicaragua, the Dominican Republic or Ecuador, the role of the United States, and the developing world in general. Students keep detailed journals throughout the program and gather every evening to discuss and reflect on the day’s learning.

The after-school workshops, summer immersion, and alumni components of our program ensure that the knowledge and confidence that students gain translate into action projects in their home communities and increased academic engagement throughout high school and into college.