Custom Group Travel

Life-Changing international journeys for groups

Global Leadership Adventures Custom Group Travel programs are customizable experiential and service-learning programs for middle school, high school, and university student groups.

Your Adventure Starts Here!

At GLA, we believe that travel and cross cultural experiences are not only educationally enriching, they are crucial to the formation of global citizens and the success of lessons learned in the classroom.

GLA Custom Group Travel will work with you to create the perfect trip for your group, with either pre-designed or customized itineraries that provide an environment for members to learn, grow and challenge themselves.

While many GLA programs are open for enrollment for any teen who wishes to enroll, our Custom Group Travel programs are designed and facilitated exclusively for your group.

GLA’s global partnerships span the globe, making travel approachable for groups traveling together. Our longstanding personal relationships in every community that we travel to, paired with years of experience bringing diverse groups abroad, allow for maximum customization options, genuine cultural immersion and expert facilitation on the ground.

Programs & Destinations

Global Leadership Adventures operates programs in locations around the world, throughout Africa, Asia, Latin America & Europe. GLA Custom Group Travel can design a customized itinerary for your group based on your program goals and student needs, any time of the year. We can also customize the theme of your program. Select any GLA program on this website, and navigate to the Custom Group Travel section on each program page for details on how you can customize our pre-designed programs for your group.

Have another destination in-mind?

Through our extensive network of contacts, we can often build programs in other locations. Do you have a contact? We’re happy to be introduced and work something out!


Follow the steps below to begin planning your own Custom Group Travel experience.

1. Explore our template programs and destinations.

Browse our website or request a catalog to get an idea of the possibilities.

2. Reach out to our dedicated staff.

Whether you know exactly where you want to go or still not sure where to start, we can help. We will walk you through the process, help find the best fit program, and send you sample itineraries and pricing created custom for you.

3. Review, customize and approve the itinerary.

Together, we can come up with the right program. Once you feel satisfied we will support you through your school or organization’s approval process.

4. Fundraise and recruit.

Your students or group may be fundraising and need a bit of time to raise money. We have thousands of families and students with experience and can share our GLA Fundraising Kit with you.

5. Deposit and enroll.

Whether student/families are paying us directly or your school/organization is funding this opportunity, we will have each participant create a private account through our application portal.

6. Get ready to depart!

You and your program coordinator will work to get everything ready to go. We will also provide a customized pre-departure resource site to answer all those nitty gritty details from the schedule and culture to a packing list and visa information

Looking to enroll on a Custom Group Travel Program? Head to our Enrollment Portal and start your application

Request a Sample

Our experienced team collaborates with you to design customized itineraries based on your program goals and student needs. Share your vision and we'll take care of the rest.

Meet Our Partners

We partner with many types of organizations and schools in the united
States and throughout the world.

  • Charter Schools and Networks
  • Churches
  • Clinical Transition and Academic Programs
  • Colleges and Universities
  • Home Schools and Networks
  • International Baccalaureate Schools
  • International Schools
  • NGOs and Nonprofits
  • Private Schools
  • Public Schools
  • Religious Schools and Organizations
  • School Clubs and Organizations
  • Scouts
  • Title I Schools
  • Youth Organizations
If you work with Students, We can work with you!

Contact GLA Custom
Group Travel

Whether you know exactly where you want to go or still not sure where to start we can help. Call us at 1-858-771-0645 ext. 5 or email us at

We will walk you through the process, help find the best fit program, and send you sample itineraries and pricing created custom for you.