Who We Serve

Who We Serve

In 2015, Global Glimpse will serve over 755 students and 78 educators from 55 public high schools across the San Francisco Bay Area and New York City!

We bring young leaders from diverse backgrounds together on an even playing field. Through the Global Glimpse program students learn how to collaborate to tackle challenges and build powerful relationships. Each Global Glimpse delegation is made up of 20-25 students who represent diverse high schools, neighborhoods, experiences, ethnicity, religious beliefs, socioeconomic backgrounds, and leadership styles.

How do they apply?

Students are nominated by educators or administrators at their school to participate in the Global Glimpse program. Nominations are based on demonstrated leadership, community involvement and potential for collegiate and career success. Once students are nominated, they apply and Global Glimpse staff and Board Members review and rank all applications. Global Glimpse accepts an average of 13 students per partner high school. Global Glimpse received close to 1000 applications in 2013!

Motivated, passionate students from non- partner high schools may also apply to join a Global Glimpse program as independent students.


Global Glimpse believes that global and experiential education should be accessible to youth from all socioeconomic backgrounds. We provide scholarships on a sliding fee scale that makes the program accessible to low, middle, and upper income students and families. Depending on the scholarship level received, students will pay from $500 to $3500 and our fee includes airfare, accommodation, and all meals on their 2.5 week trip as well as access to our global education and leadership after-school program. There are no hidden fees whatsoever! We are a non-profit organization committed to access for ALL and diversity on all programs. 100% of accepted students receive a minimum scholarship of $1000 off of the $4500 industry average price and further scholarships are provided based on family income, dependents in the home, and the free and reduced lunch percentage at their school. Our mission is to make life-changing global education accessible and this year Global Glimpse provided close to $1 million in scholarships to our students.

Partner High Schools

Bay Area

Abraham Lincoln High School, SF
Academy of Arts and Sciences, SF
Analy High School, Sebastapol
Andrew P. Hill High School, San Jose
Berkeley High School, Berkeley
Castro Valley High School, Castro Valley
Davis Senior High School, Davis
Dougherty Valley High School, San Ramon
East Palo Alto High School
El Cerrito High School, El Cerrito
Emery High School, Emeryville
Encinal High School, Alameda
Evergreen Valley High School, San Jose
Freedom High School, Oakley
Impact Academy, Hayward
Independence High School, San Jose
Irvington High School, Fremont
James Logan High School, Union City
John Swett High School, Crocket
Lionel Wilson College Preparatory, Oakland
Lowell High School, SF
Mills High School, Millbrae
Mission San Jose, Fremont
Mt. Eden High School, Hayward
Oakland High School, Oakland
Oakland School for the Arts, Oakland
Palo Alto High School
Pittsburg Senior High School, Pittsburg
School of the Arts, San Francisco
San Marin High School, Novato
Sequoia High School, Redwood City
San Ramon Valley High School, San Ramon
South San Francisco High School, South SF
Summit Prep Charter High School, Redwood City
Summit Rainier, High School San Jose
Summit Tahoma High School, San Jose
W.C. Overfelt High School, San Jose
Willow Glen High School, San Jose
Woodside High School, Woodside

New York City


School for Democracy and Leadership
Brooklyn School for Collaborative Studies
Eagle Academy Ocean Hill
Williamsburg Preparatory School


Urban Assembly School for Applied Math and Science
Bronx Center for Science and Mathematics
Eagle Academy


Professional Performing Arts High School
School for the Future
School for Economics and Finance

*Greenwich High School, Greenwich, CT

Partner Organizations

Global Glimpse also partners with other like-minded  youth development organizations that support students outside of their high schools.

Summer Search: Bay Area, NYC, Philadelphia, Seattle, Boston
Schuler Scholars: Chicago
SEO Scholars: New York
Heckscher Scholars: New York
College Track: Oakland