Global Learning Trips

Explore the World & Do Something Meaningful!


CIP believes in offering meaningful training programs, and creating new ways to meet the changing needs of our country, as well as interests of those we come in contact with. Now more than ever it is imperative that we get past the comfort of our communities, experience the global world around us and learn about the social issues they face….all while building meaningful relationships.

Come join us! Programs are open to students, professionals, host families, colleagues, or just travel enthusiasts.

All of the trips can also be found at (This is where you will also sign-up for trips and make payments.)




Costa Rica: Migration, Human Rights and Community  •  January 2-12, 2020   •  $1500*

  • Engage in lectures about the socio-political climate in Nicaragua and its impact on Costa Rica, particularly the issue of migration and refugees

  • Immerse yourself in culture and language through host family living and service projects while learning about culture and history and community

  • Work with various groups based on your interests, including children, youth and adolescents, women, and the elderly

  • Participate in cultural activities, including visiting sugarcane and coffee plantations, making traditional tortillas , taking a boat tour of the Rio Tempisque, visiting Volcan Poas and La Paz Waterfalls, and relaxing on an overnight beach trip to Playa Hermosa!

  • Practice your Spanish, and enjoy the kind people and beautiful wildlife that will surround you!  Monkeys, macaws, alligators, iguanas and more will all be a part of your adventure!

Click HERE to download more info on the Costa Rica trip!




June 2019 - Central Europe
Program looked at xenophobia, migration, human rights, and community impact.

November 2018 - Costa Rica

May 2018 - Finland, Sweden, Norway
Program focused on social work and education.

March 2018 - Ireland
American students and faculty from Grand Canyon University to Ireland, where they learned about Irish culture, peace, and reconciliation.

May 2017 - Nicaragua

March 2016 - Ireland
American social work students and professionals traveled to Ireland to learn about the culture, historical trauma and how it had an impact on people and services. Click HERE to read more about the program, including perspectives from a student, a host site, and a local tour guide.

March 2015 - Amsterdam
A professional at the Dutch Burn Centre with whom the students met, was so inspired by their visit that she wrote an article for the Dutch Social Work Journal. Click HERE to read the article.

Dutch Burn Centre
American students at the Dutch Burn Centre in Amsterdam, 2015

American students in Ireland, 2016


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