The Association of Outdoor Recreation and Education (AORE) and G Adventures are partnering in 2020 to bring two opportunities for engaging with our Global University program!

Global University is intently aimed at fostering a community of experts that supports the industry in developing innovative and informed practices of adventure learning within the outdoor recreation and education profession.  

What is it?

Global University is an professional development experience delivered through international field based immersion that is intentionally designed as an opportunity to convene industry experts to foster collaboration, to support professional development and networking, and to examine and develop opportunities that transcend associations and organizations.  This immersive experience is delivered through a robust curriculum in an experiential format, while on a truly unique global adventure.

What does it include?

Each Global University module is developed around a curriculum or content theme.  These module themes are determined annually and are developed by program leads to address emerging topics and industry trends, or address identified needs of current and aspiring professionals.   Modules include facilitation by program leads, resources and program handbook, throughout the year, gain access  to a private chatroom on the AORE mobile app where they can increase their networking opportunities and share additional resources.

What is the program and the cost?

Each module will have costs affiliated with the destination program experience.  The program will include in country leadership and organization, housing, transportation, guided activities and some meals. Travel fees, travel insurance, and some meals will be additional expenses not included in the program.

Who can participate?

Once a module opens, an application process will follow listing qualifications for the module.  Interested individuals who meet the criteria and submit complete materials will be reviewed and positions accepted based on space and strength of the applicants to contribute to the modules outlined outcomes.

G Adventures

Climbing Outdoors


Women Exploring the Intersection of Wellbeing and Outdoor Adventure through Centered Leadership
Dates: May 30 - June 5, 2020
Cost:  AORE members ($1,550), Non-AORE members ($1,750)  
Itinerary: Full trip details available here.

Join us for a webinar on February 20th, 1:00 pm,
for a full overview of the itinerary and curriculum!



Pack your bags and buckle up for an adventure to Costa Rica with a group of women leaders. Dive into the Centered Leadership Model and explore the intersection of your leadership journey and wellbeing. Connect with women who value experiential learning and try outdoor pursuits as we put theory to action.  You will be challenged in various ways and discover how you will translate this immersive cultural experience to your personal and professional life. 

Application OPEN for 2020! 
*Note: Apply and pay deposit by March 1, 2020 to ensure your spot. This trip will only run with a minimum of eight (8) registrations. If the minimum is not acquired, deposits will be refunded. 


Intentional International Programming:

Dates: Coming soon
Cost:  Coming soon
Itinerary: Full trip details coming soon!

This course seeks to educate, cultivate, and inspire emerging and transformative practices in international travel and adventure. 

Participants outcomes include:

  • Designing an international adventure and education program specific to their needs and intended outcomes.

  • Creating travel itineraries and agendas.

  • Designing international adventure and education curriculum.

  • Analyzing the logistical operations of G Adventures.

  • Evaluating and select suite of services available.

  • Understanding G Adventures Emergency Response.

  • Understanding G Adventures risk assessment and safety management protocol and procedures.

  • Understanding G Adventures Medical Response

  • Evaluating and understand available In-Country Resources

  • Evaluating and understand travel and logistics

  • Understanding G Adventures approach to sustainable and locally sourced travel and services