- New Zealand
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Kayak, hike, rappel, bike, and farm in this outdoor adventure hub, while staying aligned with conservation and social justice efforts to support indigenous history, culture, tradition, and people in New Zealand & Australia! From the majestic mountains of New Zealand (Aotearoa), explore outdoors in one of the most sought-after adventure hubs of the world. Connect meaningfully with Māori people and culture in between your treks along lush coastlines and rugged mountains.
We offer students the unparalleled opportunity to immerse themselves in small rural communities, develop deep and mutually fulfilling cross-cultural relationships, and make positive contributions that last for generations. Our students work side by side with local hosts on projects selected and prioritized by the community. Global Routes student groups have constructed schools, health clinics, and community centers in rural communities around the world.
- OUR MODEL: Our hallmark model includes meaningful community service, cross-cultural exchange, and living and volunteering in rural homestay communities.
- COMMUNITY SERVICE: Students receive a certificate for 20 to 30 community service hours.
- LEARNING GOALS: Outdoor skills, trekking, leadership, cross-cultural exchange
- GROUP SIZE: Up to 18 Students