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  • The Benefits

    Strengthen your employability and life skills, gain the ASDAN Universities Award, make new friends, and broaden your global outlook

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  • Safety Management

    Your health and safety are our top priority. Our team have over 30 years' expertise in planning school trips safely

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  • Raising Funds

    Build skills in entrepreneurship and save money – fantastic life skills and popular with parents!

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What's it all about?

Our Global Learning Programme is all about developing Global Citizens able to affect positive change.

It’s a once in a lifetime opportunity to travel to amazing countries, have fun, and learn about global issues. On your trip, you will develop knowledge, skills and values you can take beyond school into your life as an adult.

This starts with your Destination Manager facilitating a Global Learning Workshop at your school. Here you’ll start thinking about the meaning of development, how the SDGs link to activities on your trip, and how your own actions as global citizens can contribute positively towards a better world.

Many of the topics you will experience first-hand in-country are also taught within the curriculum. What better way to appreciate the complexities of poverty reduction in Nepal than by meeting people living and working there? Or if coral reef ecosystems are your thing, then snorkelling to compare reef health off the Zanzibar coast is certainly one way to bring the subject to life!

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The Benefits

  • It’s really fun! Honest… there’s plenty of team banter and bonding while you embrace a new culture and experiences
  • You’ll make friends for life
  • Each Global Action trip is designed to create global citizens, develop your global outlook, enhance your cross-curricular learning, and give you an outstanding adventure while contributing towards conservation or poverty-reduction programmes
  • Strengthen your University Application in an increasingly competitive environment – you will earn the widely-recognised ASDAN Universities Award, which is highlighted by UCAS for applicants to mention in the personal statement of their UCAS form
  • Build your self-confidence, resilience and employable skills like leadership, teamwork and communication for today’s competitive job market
  • You can use your trip for essay research – e.g. the AQA Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) and the IB Extended Essay, or even towards the IB’s Creativity, Action and Service (CAS)
  • Our participatory Global Learning Workshops bond the team, and develop your critical thinking skills around global issues you will experience on the trip
  • Build your skills in entrepreneurship, and saving money – useful life skills to have (and popular with parents!)

With you all the way

  • To help you with trip preparation, we will send you a password for our Global Action app. You will be able to access detailed information on raising funds, flights, insurance, visas, vaccinations, country advice, and more!
  • Once booked, you receive an exclusive 15% discount off clothing and kit with Cotswold Outdoor (in-store and online) and 10% off vaccinations and medical kit with MASTA, who run the largest network of private travel clinics in the UK
  • Prior to departure, we run a Leaders’ Workshop, Parents’ Pre-Departure Meeting, and a team Build Up Day where your Global Action Leader will check your kit and run through health and safety briefings
  • We provide an all-inclusive package, which includes: return flights, travel insurance, accommodation, food, transportation, all activities, the project, and UK leaders
  • Any questions? Our dedicated team is there to help – just call or email.

Our International Development and School Trip Experience

  • Global Action is led by international development professionals. Our team have over 30 years’ experience in organising more than 200 school trips safely in 14 countries
  • When we participate in environmental and community development projects they are carefully planned through local NGOs and community beneficiaries. This is to ensure a sustainable, and positive, impact on the people and places we visit
  • We have a comprehensive Safety Managment System with an excellent safety record
  • We provide a tailor-made personal service, going many extra miles to ensure the highest standards. You will have your own nominated Destination Manager from start to finish.
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The Serious Stuff

Financial Protection

  • We are a fully-bonded UK-based tour operator, and we offer financial protection to our parents and students through our Air Travel Organiser’s Licence (ATOL) Number 10624
  • All the flights and flight-inclusive holidays on this website are financially protected by the ATOL scheme. When you pay you will be supplied with an ATOL Certificate. Please ask for it and check to ensure that everything you booked (flights, hotels and other services) is listed on it. Please see our booking conditions for further information, or for more information about financial protection and the ATOL Certificate click here
  • Travel Insurance is included in the price and includes cancellation cover prior to departure.

Safety Management

  • Your health and safety is our top priority. Our Team have over 30 years’ expertise in planning  trips safely
  • We have a comprehensive Safety Management System, compliant to British Standard 8848, including risk assessments for each activity
  • 24-hour Duty Management System to ensure a rapid response in the unlikely event of an emergency.
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Booking Your Place

We pride ourselves on a highly personal service. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us

  • Complete and sign the Student Application Form

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  • Once we receive your deposit and confirm your place, download your dedicated team app and stay up to date

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Raising funds

Raising funds towards the trip cost is a key element of your personal development, and comes with a great sense of achievement! We have extensive experience in helping school teams across the UK raise funds effectively for trips.

  • 1. Trip Launch

    Your presentation will cover what individual and team activities can be set-up, with detailed advice in the parents’ pack. We offer a flexible payment plan. Payments can be tailor-made for you, helping every family to access our programme.

  • 2. Set Targets

    We support you to set realistic targets and identify individual and team activities with the maximum financial return. This will become your tailored Raising Funds Plan.

  • 3. Activate Plan

    The team meets to start activities. Watch your financial contributions build up towards your savings goals! Register to collect free funds shopping online with Easyfundraising to help top up your funds.

  • 4. Achieve!

    Reach your savings targets, pack your bags and off you go!

Fundraising Bake Sale

Don’t just listen to us

  • I really enjoyed the trip and am glad I signed up. Monteverde was the best – the location was amazing!

    Student – Lycée Français Charles de Gaulle de Londres

    Costa Rica

  • It exceeded my expectations, it was by far the best experience of my life.  I learnt just how lucky I am and that I should never take what I have for granted.

    Student – La Sainte Union Catholic School


  • Experience was amazing - allowed me to do things I never thought I would, and it changed me positively.

    Student – Brynteg School


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Global Action Ltd. Lumley House, 56 Elliott Rd, Cirencester, Gloucestershire GL7 1YS