Who We Are

Global Glimpse is a highly selective, structured leadership program that launches motivated US high school students from a wide range of backgrounds into a fascinating, life-changing international experience.

Our global network of dedicated and skilled staff, teachers and volunteers are committed to building a new generation of diverse young leaders who are equipped and inspired to tackle the social, political, and economic challenges of their generation.

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We are more than a non-profit…


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We are hundreds of high school students from the San Francisco Bay Area, New York and Chicago who participate in Global Glimpse to expand their perspective of the world and unlock their leadership potential.


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We are public high school principals and teachers who go above and beyond to give their students access to transformational global education and leadership development opportunities abroad.


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We are dozens of business, government and non-profit leaders from the Bay Area, New York and Chicago who volunteer their time and talent to the growth and development of our organization.


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We are hundreds of family members who hope for a better future for their children and encourage and support them to apply and participate in Global Glimpse.


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We are dozens of local staff who work around the clock to design and deliver safe, eye-opening programs for our students.


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We are local families in Nicaragua, the Dominican Republic and Ecuador who open up their homes and hearts to our students to teach them about their culture and way of life.


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We are hundreds of  local community members, leaders, artists, activists, entrepreneurs, educators, political leaders and youth from Nicaragua, the Dominican Republic and Ecuador who work closely with our students to teach them about their countries, cultures and people.


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We are dedicated US staff and board members in San Francisco, New York and Chicago who work tirelessly to ensure that Global Glimpse positively impacts the thousands of high school youth and community partners that we serve.


In the last decade, Global Glimpse has grown from serving 85 students in 2008 to serving over 1000 students in 2017!

Meet Our Staff & Board