Our trips at a glance
Global Student Embassy runs 10 and 18 day international exchange trips to Nicaragua and Ecuador. Guided by our international trip leaders, students work alongside local youth environmentalists to develop sustainable agriculture projects in Nicaragua, and reforestation projects in Ecuador. Students learn about local history, make friends, explore the colonial towns, beaches, and mountains of Latin America.
Find Your TripLearn more about an international trip offered to students at your school!*
*NOTE: Global Student Embassy is an independent organization and international trips are not school-sponsored or school-supported activities.
Global roots, gain a sense of place, and sow seedlings in the earth.
How to be a leader, the local history, and place your work in the context of the global environmental movement.
With local youth environmentalists. Share stories, food, and purpose.
The community in Ecuador is so engaging and welcoming. Kindness was so prevalent. GSE opened my eyes to all the possibilities that young people have to help the world. What empowered me the most was the hands-on application- that my international peers and I, are very capable of making a difference.Lily Farmer
Our Partner Communities
Grassroots international relations is the keystone of our model. Students engage their international peers on global issues such as climate change, healthy food access, and water scarcity. Students also share strategies for local change-making with their US and international peers. Every year over 500 GSE ambassadors travel to Nicaragua and Ecuador from the states, working with local students and families to develop and maintain organic gardens, and reforest communities. Our host communities send a delegation of Ecuadorian and Nicaraguan students to the US as well, where they support school garden programs, participate in restoration projects, and explore beautiful California. Reciprocal exchange is a key element of GSE’s mission. Sharing local culture and providing students the opportunity for international travel breaks down stereotypes and cultural barriers, and gives both parties increased global awareness with a global context for their environmentalism.