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*NOTE: Global Student Embassy is an independent organization and international trips are not school-sponsored or school-supported activities.

Why we travel

Sleeping under the stars, awakening to the sounds of birds and school children, struggling through conversations in Spanish, working hard in jungle humidity. International travel is transformative. Travelers return with new passions kindled, and a fresh perspective on their lives. We want to do more than that, we want to feed that fire after students return from abroad. We know that cultural exchanges are a cataclysmic experience that inform student academic and career pathways and impact their involvement in community.  GSE trips increase student’s understanding of their global place, local community needs, and the connectivity between their lives, the rest of the world, and stewardship of the earth’s resources.

International Travel Destinations

Boaco, Nicaragua

Travel to Teustepe, a small city in the foothills of Nicaragua within the state of Boaco. Work alongside local student environmental leaders as we develop sustainable agriculture projects and other student-driven projects throughout the area. Discover local waterfalls, and bond with local leadership council students before traveling to Masaya and Granada to explore Nicaragua’s colonial cities, artisanal markets, and the isletas- volcano islands dotting the largest lake in Central America.

Bahia, Ecuador

Travel to sunny Bahía de Caraquez, Ecuador and stay in the heart of this coastal city. Work alongside local students in in their greenhouses, collaborate on murals, then camp overlooking the beach, and engage with student-driven projects throughout the estuary. Enjoy tranquil evenings watching bio-luminescent waves as the sun sets, and adventure across Ecuador. Finish the trip with an adventure, down the coast, or into the cloud/rain forest.

Cuenca, Ecuador

Travel to colonial Cuenca, a cobblestoned city nestled high in the Andes of Ecuador. Support rural community farm cooperatives in the outskirts of Cuenca, collaborate with local leadership students on youth driven projects such as school sustainable agriculture initiatives. Visit busy artisanal markets, learn local dance, taste the food of the Andes, and explore nearby lakes, volcanoes, and snow-capped peaks. Cuenca is a UNESCO world heritage site, with much to teach.

The most challenging part is leaving Ecuador. I recommend this trip to anyone. It’s a great experience filled with lifelong memories.

Mattia Braccini

Harbor High School

International Programs

High School

10 and 18 day international exchanges in Nicaragua and Ecuador focused on environmental service and activism.

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University

10 day international exchanges in Nicaragua and Ecuador focused on environmental service, internships, and research opportunities.

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Educators

Bring an international exchange program to your high school or university,  or collaborate on research.

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