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International trips

As well as organising exciting events and opportunities within the Region, Girlguiding North East England also offers international trips that challenge and inspire. Every year we send groups of girls and leaders to exciting locations abroad. Destinations range from Our Cabana in Mexico to Finland, and this year (2016) we arranged trips to Costa Rica and Latvia.

These are the different types of international events we organise:

  • International Community Experience (ICE) is for 11-13 year old guides and gives them an opportunity to experience community action.
  • International Opportunities NEE (INTOPS) Weekend is for members aged 14-18 years old at the time of the trip. This is where participants are selected to the following year’s international trips. To be able to attend this weekend girls must go through a similar selection process in their respective counties.
  • International Leaders Selection opportunity is for adult members who would like to be considered to lead or assist a trip abroad on behalf of the Region. The selection process is made up of a number of activities and interviews. The Region office provides administrative and organisational as well as some financial support to all leaders taking trips. Please contact the Region office for an application form.
  • Guiding Overseas Linked with Development (GOLD) trips are for members ages 18-30, and allow young women to participate in community development projects across the globe. Please contact your CIA for more information

To read reports on past trips please go to our reports section. To find information about future trips you can contact the Region office or speak to your County International Adviser.

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