At Global Routes we believe that everyone should have the opportunity to experience meaningful, authentic travel, whether the focus is cultural immersion, language, adventure, or community service. We love working with schools, camps, organizations, and other groups to create Custom Programs that meet their needs.
Each Custom Program we design is unique to the group taking the trip and built from scratch. With the Global Routes hallmark of sustainable community service and authentic travel at their core, these programs are further customized based on the unique interests, goals, dates, destinations, and budgets of our partners to manifest your dream program. View Sample Itineraries.
Curious what your custom trip could look like? Share your goals with using the button below, and we’ll send a proposal your way!
The Global Routes program model focuses on sustainable community service, immersive homestay experiences in rural villages, and authentic travel opportunities. Each Custom Program we design is unique to the group taking the trip and built from scratch. We can tailor any Custom Program to meet the unique interests, goals, dates, destinations, and budgets of our partners.
Our experienced staff offers expertise in program development and group facilitation to support you in building out your dream program from conceptualization to implementation.
Global Routes can customize almost any destination for your group. Typically, we start with locations where we have long-established programs and dedicated in-country staff. Given our 50-plus years in the field, we have deep relationships across the US, Central and South America, the Caribbean, Asia, and Africa.
We can support individuals and/or groups with developing summer programs, alternative winter or spring break trips, Gap Year programs, and more. From our programs, many groups seek:
Global Routes handles all aspects of program development and logistics, including: program itineraries, activities and budget, reservations for all accommodations, meals, international and in-country travel, the selection, preparation and oversight of the host community service projects and living arrangements, and organization of all other program components, including recreational, adventure, and cultural activities.
A lead staff member works closely with our partners throughout the planning process and will select the best field instructor to lead the program, create a communications plan to support the program in the field, and provide ongoing field support 24-hours a day.
Throughout the process – from planning all the way to on-the-ground assistance – we provide support, guidance, and expertise. Once we outline your group’s goals and trip dreams, we plan a rich and diverse set of activities, locations and experiences. Our team can handle all pre-trip preparation, from organizing in-country logistics to booking international travel. See our custom brochure here.
We finalize the program itinerary, activities, and budget; make reservations for all accommodations, meals, international and in-country travel; select, prepare, and oversee the host community service projects and living arrangements; organize all other program components, including recreational and cultural activities.
For teachers, directors, managers, and organizers, working with Global Routes to create a custom program has been the difference between a long-envisioned dream and reality. You can view sample itineraries here, and share your goals for programming on this form and we’ll get back to you with a proposal.
Learn more to see if a Global Routes program is the right fit for you