PARTNERING WITH GLOBAL WORKS TRAVEL
Alia has worked with Global Works Travel since 2012, leading student travel all over the world and throughout the United States. In 2019, we teamed up again, this time with Morocco on our minds. And that's how we started offering tours throughout Morocco to high schools and colleges.
Together, we work with school administrators and chaperones to create a custom itinerary that fits the needs of the individual schools. We have experience putting together impactful itineraries in Morocco for anywhere from 7-21 days.
Global Works' motto, "Travel with Purpose," influences all of our decisions when we design these tours. At their core, these trips allow students to engage directly with community members in meaningful ways. Our trips always involve an aspect of community service, where students learn about the tenets of participatory development and the value of elbow grease and sweat equity. Students learn valuable lessons in identifying where their own comfort zones lie while gently expanding the outer boundaries of those comfort zones.
They try foods they never thought they would try; they go on adventures of a lifetime-- a camel trek through the Sahara, a waterfall hike through the Atlas mountains; they learn new languages and understand the power of cross-cultural communication; they forge deeper ties with other participants in their own group; and they walk away having had a memorable and completely transformational experience.
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A PASSION FOR EXPERIENTIAL EDUCATION
When we talk about Student Travel, it takes us back to our roots. Long before Alia started leading adult tours, she worked for more than a decade leading service learning trips for teens and young adults. The goals of these trips are to provide young folks with transformative experiences while introducing them to a culture other than their own and completing a participatory development project alongside community members.
Over the years, Alia has worked with New York City Outward Bound Schools, implementing their expeditionary learning model, she designed Sequoyah High School's field studies program and led their inaugural trip to Navajo Nation; and she created the pre-business program for Global Works Travel, which interfaced with specialty coffee producers in Costa Rica.
She's led student trips in Ecuador, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Puerto Rico, Morocco, and the US. While most of her tours are with high schoolers, she's worked with students of all ages -- from college students studying at CU Boulder's Leeds School of Business to the group of 50 fifth graders that she took to New Orleans.