We prepare students to become global
and culturally responsible leaders of tomorrow
Access to International Travel
As our world becomes increasingly interconnected and we experience unprecedented world challenges, underserved communities need support in overcoming steep barriers to enriching learning opportunities.
Due to the educational value of being immersed in cultures different from one’s own, Getaway Growth believes all youth deserve access to opportunities for international experiences and must be provided to underserved communities.
Practical & Enriching Curriculum
We provide three areas of focus critical in transformation, professional, and leadership development during our trips: intercultural competence, ethical service learning, and environmental stewardship. Prior to their trip and from day one, our intercultural competence workshops help students identify their own culture, realize their interconnectedness, while also appreciating their differences.
As our students expand their knowledge and develop an understanding of the historical and cultural contexts of the host country, they then learn to give back to the community with well-intention and meaningful purpose.
Lastly, students engage in practical field-work through ecological and community wellness workshops.
Building a Network that Transcend Borders
Getaway Growth is unique in that we also extend our work and aim to serve our host country. We achieve this by also sponsoring students in the host country. We maximize the experience of cross-cultural learning for our students and provide them with the opportunity to build life-long relationships that transcend borders.
10 STUDENTS ACCESSED QUALITY & INVALUABLE EDUCATIONAL TRAVEL
50K+ DIRECTED TOWARDS STUDENTS & PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT
10+ COMMUNITY PARTNERS SUPPORTED AT HOST COUNTRY
What our students are saying
“Two things I learned from participating in Getaway Growth’s Summer 2022 Program:
I can form great relationships with people regardless of their background, culture, and every other thing that makes me different from them.
I must first understand my culture before understanding that of others.”
“The workshops had taught me so much about what I thought I already knew. Hearing the opinions and thoughts from my peers was so insightful. I learned what it meant to be ethical in participating in service learning and working with the environment. I learned what intercultural competence is and how our participation in this program is connected to that. I learned more about my responsibility as a human being, student, environmental steward, traveler/tourist, and as a service learner consist of and the importance of it.”
“One preconceived notion regarding the program was that students from abroad would be different from us, but it turned out they were just like us, the Kenyan students. I also learned that the world has a lot to offer. Let’s explore and learn from it.”
“I learned about different cultures and how to give back to the environment.”
“Four things I learned from participating in Getaway Growth’s Summer 2022 Program:
I learned that being myself is the best way to approach life. I learned to appreciate other cultures, and to asks questions by being curious in order to form relationships. I learned that how my small actions affect the environment on a day to day basis. It was so nice to see that people who really didn’t know each other could love, care, and support one another in such an immense way… I was really touched by this.”
“The best aspect of the program was getting a non-touristy Kenyan experience. For instance, seeing the Maasai village, getting to interact with the women and children there, and experiencing their culture and life firsthand. Also, the safari drive was amazing, seeing non-caged animals in the zoo (rather, in the wild/their natural habitat) And, also making Kenyan friends!!! Just literally meeting everyone there!”
“One preconceived notion regarding the program was that I knew my culture. There is more to culture that meets the eye.”
“By participating in the program I learned a lot about other cultures, traditions, and what service learning truly means. I learned about intercultural competence, about restoration, and I got to meet the Maasai tribe. Not only that but I learned about environmental issues, about Karen Blixen, and history of Mombasa. Although it was only two weeks I’ve broaden my knowledge on various topics that will stick with me forever.”
“The best aspect of the program was all of it really, but what I enjoyed the most was sitting down and listening to other people’s perspectives and getting to know and understand them on a deeper level.”
Empower our next generation of leaders!
We are raising funds to give 10 students (five students from the US and five students from Kenya) the opportunity to participate in our Intercultural Competence & Service Learning Program this Summer 2023.
Your support will help fund costs associated with our student trip including airfare, accommodations, meals, travel insurance, travel immunizations and vaccines, obtaining passports, fees to educational sites and visits, fees for extra/co-curricular activities, program development, instructor and chaperone fees.