Q. Your programs sound amazing, and I’d love to get my teen involved. Where do I start?

A. Call us! We highly recommend having a chat with an experienced team member to go over any questions you may have. Who knows–they may recommend a theme or location that is an even more perfect fit for your student. You can find each division’s contact information here [link to Contact Us page]. Or, if you’re ready, simply apply online near the top of GLA/TTN/DC/SSB/BS’s website.



Q. Is Terra a nonprofit?

A. No, Terra Education is not a nonprofit organization. However, we are a Certified B-Corp, which means that we have met stringent guidelines to ensure that we are using the power of business for good. Many of Terra’s partners, both abroad and domestically, are non-profit organizations that we are proud to help support through our partnership and through the Global Leadership Adventures International Foundation (GLAIF), which is a 501C3 nonprofit.



Q. I’ve heard of GLA / TTN / SSB / DC / BS, but what is Terra Education?

A. Terra Education is the parent company of Global Leadership Adventures, Teen Travel Network, Summer Springboard, Discover Corps and Beyond Sports. Global Leadership Adventures was founded in 2004; from there, our other segments were born with the shared aim to inspire people to realize their potential to transform the world through high quality educational programming.



Q. What’s the deadline to apply for a Terra program?

A. Regardless of the program or trip, we strongly encourage you to apply as soon as you know you are interested! Space is limited in all of our sessions, and can fill as early as January for some summer dates and locations. Travel programs can also require some time for preparation (passport and/or visa process, special vaccinations, etc.).



Q. Can my teen do a full summer of activities with Terra?

A. Absolutely! Many students in the past have linked multiple Terra programs to create the ultimate summer experience. For example, spend two weeks at Yale with Summer Springboard immersed in Pre-Med instruction, then jet over to Peru for three weeks of hands-on community service in the medical and public health sector with Global Leadership Adventures. Round out the summer with a 14-day whirlwind trip through Europe with Teen Travel Network or ten days in South Africa with the whole family with Discover Corps.



Q. Do you offer scholarships or discounts?

A. Please reach out to your Terra company of interest to learn more about scholarship or discount opportunities, as availability varies. GLA awards thousands of dollars in financial aid each year; both GLA and SSB award full program scholarships to a small handful of applicants through Terra’s Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Access (IDEA) scholarship. Certain divisions may offer sibling or group discounts or scholarships to alumni as well.



Q. What is your COVID-19 policy? Do I need to be vaccinated to participate?

A. Our Safety & Risk Management team meets regularly to reevaluate our COVID policy. We strongly recommend, but do not require, vaccination against Covid to participate (unless required by the host destination).


In general, we follow requirements in the program location, whether that be a host country or campus. We consider health infrastructure utilization, availability and access; location and availability of COVID-19 tests for foreigners near the program site if operating internationally; the stability and well-being of the local community; group gathering restrictions in place; and our ability to provide a safe and enriching program experience. In short, please reach out to your segment of interest for the most up-to-date policy information.