The mission of Global Educational Facilitation is to provide an international travel experience in which an awareness is created through cultural nuances, language and history. Through this new awareness one can become more in touch with their core essence of who they are and who they wish to be.
Global Educational Facilitation (Global Ed) has been creating international educational programs with community colleges and universities throughout the United States. Global Ed is fully licensed for all seller of travel purposes in the state of California and we are also a travel service provider. A Travel Service Provider is an OFAC approved and licensed individual, organization or corporation that is allowed to book flight, hotels and other travel services to Cuba for anyone qualified to travel to Cuba under a General or Specific OFAC license. TSP license number (CU-2012-297411-1). We also offer all necessary contracts and requirements by all community colleges and universities throughout the country.
President of Global Educational Facilitation
Back in 1983, Mr. Bardwil was an undergraduate student looking to gain a new experience with another country’s university. Little did he know that signing up for a study-abroad program in Spain would influence his life in such a profound way. In awe at the “Latin” concept and tapas culture of Spain, Mr. Bardwil realized that the typical American dream of “getting a job and a paycheck” was not necessarily his route to happiness. Working to live instead of living to work became his mantra.
In 1993, Mr. Bardwil left the practice of law and became a partner with GET Travel Holidays, an international educational adventure provider. After spending extended periods of time in Guadalajara and Cuernavaca, he created a new division of GET Travel dedicated to educational programs based in Mexico.
In addition to Mexico, Mr. Bardwil visited Cuba in 1998 and became one of the only Americans with special permits to legally travel to Cuba and bring groups there. Since 1998 he has worked with community colleges and universities, doctors and nurses, lawyers, educational groups and cartoonists. Mr. Bardwil has led many specialized groups to Cuba over the last 15 years.
In 1999, Mr. Bardwil formed Global Educational Facilitation, a non-profit organization. His company grew year after year sending up to 500 participants to international destinations annually. Mr. Bardwil and his team continue to develop unique summer programs for university and high school students and teachers. There is summer and winter programs designed for medical professionals, trade programs for international business professionals, and various leisure excursions for adult travelers.
Customized programs include natural-cure tours, “Retire In Mexico” opportunities for seniors, sporting events, dance, art, geography, archeology, environmental awareness, and other adventures. The fun never stops when you explore different regions of the globe and the endless possibilities to learn new cultures!