As a leading institution in global education, we are proud to offer unique and engaging student collaborative programs to member school students. The 2020 offering will travel to Panama, June 12-21. Open only to GEBG member schools, this collaborative program allows schools the unique opportunity to expand their range of global offerings and visit locations where they may have limited connections.

Offered through our partnership with Envoys, this program affords schools
> the opportunity to engage in a model program for students and faculty with
> professional development related to program content and/or trip leading and
> options to scout out partners and locations for future offerings.

DATES: June 12 – 21, 2020
COST: The per-student cost for this program is $3875-$4500, depending on the number of participants. This cost includes international flights from Houston.
TIMELINE: The application deadline is November 15th, 2019; information about the program and how to apply can be found below. Accepted students will be notified in December.

The program focuses on three Sustainable Development Goals and engages students as scholars and emerging leaders. The curriculum addresses the tension between development and conservation: students will investigate the economic, social, and environmental impacts of the canal alongside the actions that national and multinational organizations have taken in response to consequences of the canal, ultimately better understanding their own opportunities and responsibilities as a part of these complex global systems.

Beyond the rich curriculum and thoughtful programming, this program provides both students and faculty leaders with unique opportunities: students will be learning alongside peers from other schools, lending multiple perspectives to conversations and challenging students to practice global competencies such as open-mindedness, cross-cultural communication, and collaboration across difference. Faculty participants benefit from partnership with Envoys and GEBG Instructors, who will take the lead on facilitation and logistics. Interested adults will also be provided opportunities for scouting, program leadership training, and curriculum development.


To participate, member schools recruit their own group of students as well as at least one adult faculty leader; To register a group for the program, head to, and enter the code “gebg20” (all lowercase). In addition to completing the registration form with Envoys, participating schools need to email with a complete list of participants and their email addresses. Adults should be sure to use their school email account to register with Envoys.

Spaces on this program are limited–Register your group now!