For Parents

Global Visionaries is like a family. Your youth will experience an environment that fosters a sense of belonging among a fun and diverse crowd of people. And so will you!

As a parent of a GV youth, we encourage you to be part of the family. There are some required meetings for parents, but also some exciting, but optional ways to be involved. Some highlights include:

Four Required Meetings

Student/Parent Orientation:
Spring: Friday, November 3, 2017
Summer: Friday, November 3, 2017
Intensive: Wednesday, November 1, 2017
Parent-Only Meeting:
Spring: Saturday, November 18, 2017
Summer: Saturday, November 18, 2017
Intensive: NONE
Pre-departure Meeting:
Spring: Friday, March 23, 2018
Summer: Friday, June 15, 2018
Intensive: Friday, June 29, 2018
Post-Immersion Storytelling Potluck:
Spring: Friday, May 18, 2018
Summer: Friday, August 24, 2018
Intensive: Friday, August 28, 2018

Volunteer Opportunities

To build truly empathetic leaders, Global Visionaries requires a deliberately diverse group of youth, spanning all socioeconomic backgrounds. This necessitates scholarships for lower income households. We do not overcharge more affluent families for this need. Instead, we keep costs as low as possible, and also run a series of fundraising events to ensure all qualified applicants can afford to participate.

Parents are encouraged to volunteer for many roles, including procuring food for our retreats, donating wine or being a "table captain" to recruit additional attendees to our events, or assisting in the many tasks needed to run an efficient and effective program.

If you are interested in volunteering, email We will connect you with an opportunity that fits your interests.