Global Routes


1 Short Street
Northamption, MA

(413) 585-8895
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Global Routes is a non-governmental, non-sectarian organization committed to strengthening our global community through voluntary work overseas. The organization designs foreign exchange programs based on community service, bringing people with different world views together. Foreign exchange programs for high school students focus on developing the individual student through the experience of working, traveling, and living with a group of peers. Currently, volunteer programs for high school students are offered in Argentina, Belize, China, Costa Rica, the Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Ghana, India, Nepal, Peru, Tanzania, and Thailand. The gap year teaching internship program focuses on further developing the individual’s sense of self-sufficiency and community involvement. While interns receive support from their in-country director and fellow interns, they spend the majority of each week living somewhat independently in their host villages where they teach in rural schools and live with village families. Currently, teaching placements are offered in Costa Rica, Ghana, Peru, Tanzania and Thailand. These are excellent opportunities for those who are interested in volunteer teaching jobs overseas. An intern might teach English in Asia, math in Africa, or science in South America . Those interested in designing a full and progressive gap year experience can further their immersion with unique volunteer placements in India, Ecuador, or Ghana as well. Programs for students of all ages are designed to facilitate personal growth, contribution, adventure, and cross-cultural understanding.

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