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Global Works Media Kit

  1. 1. Media Kit 2010
  2. 2. For 20 years, Global Works has provided unique community service, cultural exchange, adventure travel and language learning programs for teens and young adults. These international trips are designed to be a catalyst for students to make a difference in their lives and their world. Much more than a vacation, groups work, celebrate and play with communities around the globe. And, two decades of experience has helped Global Works establish grassroots connections in all corners of the world.
  3. 3. Community Service • Volunteer at an orphanage in China or Peru Global Works is a service • Work with the endangered Giant company first and a travel Panda company second. And, with the philosophy that it is more • Help build a classroom important to work with a village • Teach English rather than for a village, the hand selected projects make • Assist with marine conservation & an authentic impact. Global reef protection projects Works partners with local • Assist in sustainable agriculture communities to complete initiatives meaningful, well-organized and thoughtful service work.
  4. 4. Adventure Travel A Global Works summer service adventure is the experience of a lifetime. Imagine standing among the ancient ruins of Machu Picchu, rafting the Rio Sarapiqui or • Surfing lessons on world class scuba diving in the Caribbean. Pacific waves The international trips with Global Works allow teens to •Trekking in cloud forests and along combine work and play on a volcanic mountain trails safe summer vacation that will • Rafting some of the world’s best open their eyes to world-wide whitewater adventure and social change. • Snorkeling and scuba diving Australia’s Great Barrier Reef • Visiting the Great Wall of China or the Eiffel Tower
  5. 5. Cultural Exchange Global Works’ teens live, work and play alongside locals. They experience complete immersion in the local cultures. Global Works helps teens to expand their experience and vision of the world as they share in community activities and gain a deeper understanding of customs, arts and traditions. These trips offer meaningful cultural exchange that will develop qualities that can be applied in college and beyond.
  6. 6. Hola Comment allez-vous? Language Immersion ¿Cuánto cuesta? Most of Global Works’ programs have the option of language immersion. These trips are offered to those Bonne nuit who wish to develop their confidence and skills in speaking a second language. For students with a ¿Cómo está? minimum of two years of language classes, these programs provide authentic interaction through Combien? homestays, language immersion curriculum and interactive cultural experiences. Ça me plaît • Argentina • France ¿Habla usted inglés? • Costa Rica • Panama • Ecuador C'est bien • Spain •Peru/Ecuador Gracias
  7. 7. A Safe and Healthy Travel Experience 2009 By the Numbers: Global Works has a well deserved reputation as one of the most • 17 countries professional and well organized of the • 852 participants service travel operations. And, safety is • 77 staff their number one priority. All trips are well planned and organized; guided in low risk • 1,341 hours of areas of the world; have mature and community and environmental service experienced staff; and include contingency plans to handle any sort of • 55 communities served situation. Each staff leader is required to • 11 different types of attend the annual staff training and, with adventures an average of 75 percent returning staff, every student is in good hands.
  8. 8. “Global Works lived up to its Homestay Experience word. I have been on other Spanish immersion programs Many participants choose to spend part of but never did I think I could improve so much on my their adventure with a host family. This is Spanish in such a short period an unforgettable language learning of time. Everything we did was in Spanish. The homestay part opportunity and an amazing cultural of the program was my favorite. I have kept in touch experience. All homestay families are with my family and I can even carefully selected based on a standardized say that I miss them a lot.” – Ryan Greene process of interviews, visits by country directors, contractual agreements and careful consideration for students’ safety and privacy. Participants are matched with homestay families based on things like allergies, diet, age, language proficiency and personal preferences.
  9. 9. Custom Group Travel Global Works provides authentic travel experiences for school groups, families, civic groups and any other motivated group of travelers looking to get the most out of their international travel experience. Groups need at least 14 participants, with the exception of families and adult groups. Two chaperones are free for groups of 14 and a Global Works leader will be there throughout the entire trip. Groups can expect to do about 15- 30 hours of community service, depending on the length of the trip and the itinerary.
  10. 10. Media Contacts Jessi Stafford 970.568.7423 Craig Fahey 303.545.2202