Global Citizens Network

  • Is cross-cultural expedition foremost in your mind? Find below the various options available at GCN.

  • Enjoy GCN's more than 20 years of developing and nurturing partnerships with its partners around the world!

  • Visit and live in a world that celebrates differences!

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One of my granddaughters was extremely wary. She said, "I don't know how to do this and I don't want to be there." But by the end, she was begging to stay. She had formed some amazing friendships. It was quite a transition.

- Anonymous

Participate in a GCN Cross-Cultural Expedition

You, your family or your group can join a team of participants on a Global Citizens Network cross-cultural expedition.

Expeditions are one, two or three weeks in duration. During that time, participants live and work with members of indigenous communities throughout the world, engaging in shared work of the community's choice.

If you would like to participate, you can either join one of CGN's scheduled trips or you can create a custom trip (for six or more participants) that better suits your circumstances. View the GCN trip calendar to find out about current trip availability.

Different Ways to Participate

There are many ways to travel as a participant in a Global Citizens Network cross-cultural expedition. You can travel as…

  • … a family. More than half of all GCN participants travel with family, including spouses, children and grandchildren.
  • … an individual. Anyone can join a team of GCN participants — provided you are over 18.
  • … a group. You can form a group of friends, family, co-workers, colleagues, church members, college students sharing alternative breaks or any other group. If you form a group of six or more (or if you have fewer than six participants but are willing the pay the fee for six), you can customize a trip to suit your group's needs.

If you would like to learn more about the nature of GCN's cross-cultural expeditions — including lodging, amenities and other practical considerations — you can find out what to expect here.