Global Ambassador Testimonials

“Thank you for the awesome experience you provided to me this summer. You have matured me into being a better person, role model, and leader.”

Akeem, Germany '16
Student, Mays High School

“This program completely exceeded my expectations. It let me do a lot of personal growth and helped me see what I can do for the people in my community. It has broadened my views and ideals of the cultures and languages I've learned about. I am absolutely privileged to have taken part and thankful for everything. I hope to travel more in the future and become a better ambassador.”

Darius, Costa Rica/Panama '15
Student, Fulton Leadership Academy

“Travel is wonderful. I love to fully immerse myself in the culture of the people I chose to surround myself with. This summer, I have the pleasure of broadening my knowledge not only in culture, but in the beautiful language of German. I have the opportunity to learn the language alongside individuals with some of the brightest minds and the biggest hearts.”

N’Naserri, Germany '18
Student, Westlake High School

“Coming into this program I didn’t expect to learn this much about the cultures of different countries without physically being there. It’s important to travel internationally not only so it can look good on your resumé but also to experience life outside of your comfort zone. Being able to travel abroad to help people or just have an advantage of modern life elsewhere is an opportunity many kids don’t have and everyone should use this as a lead toward any new surrounding that you may find yourself in.”

Maya, Germany '18
Student, Booker T. Washington High School

"I think it is extremely important to travel internationally because you need to be aware of different perspectives within various cultures and people. Having knowledge is more than just school subjects, it’s also how you are able to adapt to new environments and how you interact with the people around you in order to live more efficiently and traveling to other countries is a great way to learn that. Traveling is also important because it takes you out of your comfort zone.”

Louis, Costa Rica/Panama '15
Student, Fulton Leadership Academy

Comments from Parents

“This is an excellent program. Without it, I am not sure that my children would have been able to have the global perspective they possess....Consequently, all 3 of my children have received college scholarships, internship opportunities, and have been able to successfully navigate many difficult and unusual situations because of the training and mentorship this program has provided.”

"GYAP is an awesome program. My daughter truly enjoyed her experience and would love to continue to be involved in the program. I was impressed with the leadership training and the global connectedness that was made through international business and career exploration. The experience broadened my child's scope of possibilities regarding a career in the global market. I also appreciated the Habitat for Humanity experience. It taught service and a spirit of giving back and helping your fellow man."

"This opportunity was phenomenal! My student had fun, enjoyed the experiences and feels honored to have been a part of this group."

"GYAP has been beneficial for exposing our son…to global affairs and how the US is part of the global market."