Prospective Students & Families

We are excited for the opportunity to have you on a Global Leadership Adventures programs this summer!

While Global Leadership Adventures is not a travel agency and does not book flights, we do offer several tools to ensure your student will travel as safely as possible. Global Leadership Adventures allows enrolled students to book any flight they wish (once the program meets the program minimum) as long as the student arrives and departs during our prescribed times for the program they've enrolled in. GLA staff will pick up every student at the airport upon arrival (as well as drop them for their departure) to their program country. 

To allow maximum freedom and flexibility, you have the option of booking independently or with our recommended travel agent, STA Travel. STA Travel is familiar with GLA's programs and arrival and departure windows. They can provide you assistance in selecting  safe and secure flights for your travel. They are also able to connect you on flights other students in your program are booking.

If you decide to book your flights independently once enrolled, the prescribed times can be found by selecting your program country below. Please feel free to use the information regarding our arrival and departure parameters to get a better idea of flight costs prior to enrolling in a program. 

Should you have questions about obtaining flights for a GLA program, please call us at 858-771-0645. Once enrolled in a program, you will also receive access to the Travel Portal which will give you access to other students in your programs, their location, contact information and flight details once we receive them. 


Once you enroll, please do NOT book your flight until your Regional Travel Coordinator has given you the go ahead! This will come either in the email titled, "Welcome Aboard! Save this Email!" or in a subsequent email.



Recommended Travel Agencies

If you are looking for some guidance in booking flights, GLA has partnered with two travel agencies in order to simplify the process for families. Smart Fares and STA Travel are familiar with our programs and our approved flight windows.

While you are welcome to book flights on your own, use accrued airline miles or credit card points, we encourage you to work with our flight partners as they have proven to be extremely helpful in ensuring that families book within the guidelines and find the best solution for their needs. 

SmartFares.comImmediately see quotes for different routes and airlines, and book quickly online without contacting a live agent. You can also call their office directly if you need assistance with the online booking. 

  • ONLINE PORTAL: Click HERE to access SmartFares and GLA's web portal
  • ONLINE BOOKINGS: Available 24/7
  • CALL: 833-734-5277
  • PHONE HOURS: Monday-Friday 8am - 6pm PST; Saturday 10am - 3pm PST
STA TravelSubmit an online form HERE with your contact information to get started using STA to book your flights. After this form is completed, a live agent will reach out to you within 48 hours with flight options. You can also call their office directly. STA can let you know of other students on your flights; they also provide a 24/7 support hotline. 

CALL: 877-211-4351
EMAIL: GLA@STATRAVEL.COM
OPEN: Monday-Saturday 6am - 7pm (Arizona time zone); Sunday 7am - 4pm (Arizona time zone)


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**Our programs begin once students arrive in-country. Families are responsible for making their own flight arrangements and for sending a copy of the complete flight itinerary to Global Leadership Adventures**