Global Citizens Network

  • GCN's cross-cultural expeditions send participants (ages 8 and up) around the world. Learn about our trips and the indigenous partner communities who serve as leaders and hosts.

  • Projects are initiated and designated by host communities and globally completed!

  • Our partnerships are well-cultivated and diligently nurtured.

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  • Immersion in the Afro-Ecuadorian community of Tumbatu

  • Living and working with the Mayan People of Cantel, Guatemala

  • GCN's Partnership with the Tamil Nadu, India

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I wanted to be "in the middle of nowhere" and enjoy it as well as learn about the Quechua culture. My comfort zone has expanded and I enjoyed getting to know the people!

- Anonymous

Volunteer Travel with Global Citizens Network                                       

Global Citizens Network is committed to partnering with local, grassroots organizations that have invited GCN to work in their communities. All projects are under the direction of  local leaders and initiated by local residents. Available shared work includes:

  • construction ( building/repairing clinics, primary schools, latrines, goat farms, community plazas)
  • teaching (ex English language instruction in classroom-like settings)
  • planting & beautification projects (ex gardening/horticulture/beach cleanup)
  • cultural preservation (ex recording elders stories, participating in dance/traditional ceremony) 

Global Citizens Network considers the project a vehicle to greater cultural understanding, international friendships and ultimately movement towards increased global cooperation. Often times while a team is working side-by-side another family, the  children break away to play (soccer, baseball, hide-and-seek) and the parents sit down to a cup of tea with a host family— these activities provide for unmatched authentic cross-cultural sharing between local residents and volunteers. Working together towards a common goal is the most effective means to building trust and developing relationships. The shared project work is important, sustainable and valuable to the host community that has ownership over it. 


Cross-Cultural Expedition Opportunities Across the Globe

Global Citizens Network partners with indigenous communities across the globe to create opportunities for individuals to gain understanding through cultural immersion. Participants live and work side-by-side with the members of their indigenous host community.

Click on the dots below to explore the map and learn about expedition opportunities that may interest you:

Click here for a larger view of the map and Learn about expedition opportunities available for families, individuals and groups.

International Communities

Domestic Communities