Expeditions & Service Learning

In addition to our ongoing global projects, we facilitate expeditions and service learning for volunteers to engage in meaningful, responsible service and authentic cultural immersion. Our programs increase appreciation and awareness all while contributing directly to our program services. Moreover, we work hard to utilize the strengths and skills of our volunteers to meet local opportunities for development. Our volunteers have come from all over the world–Australia, Cambodia, Canada, China, Germany, India, Israel, Kenya, Nepal, Nigeria, South Korea, Tanzania, Taiwan, Uganda, United Kingdom, and United States.
We like to say there’s no competition in development. But when you think about the millions wasted on handouts and overpriced humanitarian trips, maybe we should voice up…Say “no” to meaningless poverty tourism and hug-an-orphan trips that offer little lasting impact. Say “yes” to a push for self-reliance and sustainability, education and mentoring, micro-enterprise and micro-savings. Say yes” to GOA’s responsible expeditions.
Cambodia Service Learning

Cambodia Service Learning

April 16 - 23, 2016

Excited for meaningful service and learning but short on time? This is it! The program is compressed into ...
Uganda Team Expedition

Uganda Team Expedition

May 30 - June 13, 2016

Micro-Enterprise/Education Projects in Uganda: 1.) Teaching square foot gardening and sustainable agriculture to children and adults in ...
Kenya Team Expedition

Kenya Team Expedition

June 13 - 23, 2016

Kenya Team Expedition Projects: 1.) Help construct a fence and gate around the school we are supporting ...
Kenya Team Expedition

Kenya Team Expedition

July 8 - 18, 2016

Possible Team Projects: 1.) Education support: We will be working with with several local school management committees ...
India Team Expedition

India Team Expedition

Fall, 2016 - Exact datesTBA

Stay tuned for details about this expedition.
Nepal Team Expedition

Nepal Team Expedition

Fall, 2016 - Exact dates TBA

Fund and build bio fuel systems for needy families in the Pharding District, as part of our ...