…go everywhere! -Mark 16:15

About GIRLGO

GIRLGO was founded in 2015 to connect young girls with international travel-exchange, education, career and global impact opportunities. We combine travel and personal enrichment into one exhilarating and life-changing experience. The organization is a ‘sorority’ and that means we’re a sisterhood, with a goal to build lifetime connections. The experiences we handcraft for each trip, are designed to prepare our girls for a world of possibilities, early, so that she can enter into college, career and life, equipped, cultured and well rounded to make her mark on the world. 

FROM THE FOUNDER

Traveling to a foreign place can feel overwhelming. But then, there’s this exhilaration in wondering what it’s like to go someplace new. What’s cool is that I have been there. I’ve been stuck on my block. I’ve been curious. I’ve been afraid. And I’ve been brave. Like me, you can take the step from local to international; inexperienced to cultured. I was the girl, whom I hope to inspire. 

-VICTORIA CHILDRESS

GIRLGO empowers girls to travel abroad, experience new culture, build amazing relationships, develop valuable skills and make a difference in the world.

Travel & Tourism
Ciao! Grazie! Domani, domani! Our travel and tourism programs are designed to introduce the girls to a world of culture that includes language, localism, and leisure activities. 
Gap Year 
Take a gap year and spend four months abroad! When you take time off from school, you’ll gain time for self-development, building ideas and leading global projects.
Global Impact
Serving underserved girls at home and abroad is a mission dear to the heart of GIRLGO. Our Global Impact programs provide socioeconomic solutions through entrepreneurship & technology. 
Education & Career
We’re partnering with non-profit and accredited programs to offer girls education and career exchanges abroad. Get real-world, hands on experience and lead international group projects!
LEARN MORE ABOUT ITALY 2018
APPLY FOR ITALY JUNE 2018

 

Orvieto, Italy in the region of Umbria

About Italy, our International Home

The perfect destination. Italy, a country filled with beauty, history, richness and wonder, is the homebase for GIRLGO and all of its programs. Orvieto, our quaint little medieval hilltop town, is located in the region of Umbria, just one hour north of Rome. It’s known as the green heart of Italy, and many mistaken its lush verde valleys and vineyards for Tuscany. The people are curious, gratuitous and friendly. The food and history are authentic and delicious. You will find unique local artisan shops and happenings at every corner — like shoemaker shops, artists, theatre, music and cooking classes to name a few. The town is best described as a close-knit village, with most conveniences like supermarkets, pharmacies, cell phone storefronts and many-many restaurants. By train or by car, it’s easy to dash to the big city, international airport or cruiseport in no time. Florence, Naples, Amalfi, Venice and Milan are only hours away. We’ll sleep, eat and spend our down-time here.

About our Summer 2018 partner The GEMS Camp

The GEMS Camp is partnering with GirlGO to take their summer camp experience, global! Historically, the 8-week summer camp held in Dallas, Texas, is where girls are first introduced to the 5 Karat Gems curriculum. Imagine girls fully engaged, confident, and finally having fun while making friends in an interactive STEM class! That’s the experience founder Saki Milton created back in 2010. Now, imagine that same experience, magnified in another country, with tons of history and inspiration to bring invaluable context to ancient and modern engineering, mathematics, science and technology. We’re not your ordinary STEM initiative. We intentionally use a competitive selection process to identify hidden gems who want to make a long-term investment in our program. We focus on quality, not quantity.
LEARN MORE
Privacy Settings
We use cookies to enhance your experience while using our website. If you are using our Services via a browser you can restrict, block or remove cookies through your web browser settings. We also use content and scripts from third parties that may use tracking technologies. You can selectively provide your consent below to allow such third party embeds. For complete information about the cookies we use, data we collect and how we process them, please check our Privacy Policy
Youtube
Consent to display content from Youtube
Vimeo
Consent to display content from Vimeo
Google Maps
Consent to display content from Google