Thanks for the checking out the blog for this Global Leadership Adventures program!
Here are a few things you can expect:
- We typically receive 2-3 blog posts per week here at GLA Headquarters from our program staff and students, so please don’t be alarmed if you don’t see a blog post daily – that’s totally normal.
- Blog updates sent on weekends may not be posted until Monday.
- Due to many factors, including but not limited to internet accessibility, photos may not always be available to post onto the blog. Sometimes onsite program staff are only able to send text back to Headquarters, where our team updates the blog.
Cell Phone Policy: The GLA cell phone policy is currently in place this summer to help foster meaningful connections between students. This means your student’s phone will be collected every day and returned to them throughout the program during designated spaces of time we call ‘tech time’. Actual tech times and regularity will vary greatly by program location. During designated ‘tech time’, your student may use their phones as they wish. Please note that your student may not always choose to use this time to get a hold of their parents. If you are not hearing directly from your student each day, you can assume that no news is good news! We strongly recommend you follow the blog to follow your students’ experience without talking to them every day. If you are a parent and would like to get in touch with your student directly, you can call us at +1-619-758-3031 and we can set up a formal time for you to connect with your student.
Thank you for your patience and understanding, and we hope you enjoy following along on these unforgettable adventures.
For frequently asked questions about the blogs, please visit our Program Blog FAQ page.
-The Global Leadership Adventures HQ Team
BLOG POST FOR JULY 7
Introducing the GLA Leaders
GLA International staff Chris, Beth, and Katerina have been hard at work on the ground in Greece this week to run a great program for your students! There is a lot of preparation to do in the days leading up to a GLA trip, and we have the most amazing Local Director in Greece, Evi, who has made these tasks run so smoothly!
We are all set here, and so, so excited to welcome our students tomorrow!
BLOG POST FOR JULY 8
All students (except Jack Sluter who is arriving this evening) have arrived safely at our hotel in Athens! We had a wonderful lunch under the Acropolis and a lovely dinner on our hotel terrace, pictured here! After some fun get to know you games it will be off to an early bedtime! We have a big day of cooking and walking tour through time scheduled for tomorrow!
BLOG POST FOR JULY 11
We are having an incredibly fun and illuminating first days in Athens! We have been eating well here in Greece… as well as learning the proper pronunciation for Gyros!
We took a bike tour of Athens was the perfect way to enjoy the beautiful evening weather and touch all the major sites. We had a visit to the Temple of Zeus, Athena, and Poseidon was at the top of the agenda in order to ask the Gods to bless our voyage and grant us good tidings. We also did Ice Breakers and Team building games, which are a great way to get to know one another and make lasting new friendships! A staple of GLA trips!