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The best thing about the trip was getting really close-up pictures of horses. The hardest part of the trip was leaving Chirapa.

- Tana-Isabel

A Team of Dedicated Professionals

Global Citizens Network is a cooperative effort, guided by individuals with substantial international travel and development experience. All are committed to the GCN Mission, working to promote peace, justice and tolerance through cross-cultural understanding and global cooperation.


Board of Directors

Board members are volunteers dedicated to the vision and mission of Global Citizens Network, to establish GCN as a nationwide and international grassroots travel and exchange network, and to operate in accordance with its philosophy of grassroots participation and management.

Global Citizens Network board members all have extensive experience in international travel and development, and have led trips to the Caribbean, East Africa, Central America, the South Pacific, Eastern Europe, and India.

  • B.J. Anderson
  • Monica Vickman Ballard
  • Karen Brown
  • Paul Ernst
  • Bruce Mielke (Secretary)
  • Liz Kelly
  • James Schwinghammer
  • Jeffrey Sommers (Chair)
  • Peter Wagner (Treasurer)
  • Wayne Wilson

Join Global Citizens Network’s Board of Directors!

GCN-ISE seek new Board members (updated 12/6/13)

Are you passionate about connecting with people and cultures different than your own?  Do you believe everyone – especially young people – benefits when each of us commits to becoming more globally competent?  Do you want to help make meaningful experiences with other cultures more accessible to more people?  If you answered yes to these questions, then you should consider joining the board of directors of Global Citizens Network (GCN) and Intercultural Student Experiences (ISE).  We are currently accepting applications.  Please send your contact information, resume/CV and a letter of interest to

We also invite you to attend an open house for prospective board members on Wednesday, January 8 to learn more about this opportunity (click here for full description).