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, high schools and universities throughout the United States. Global Ed is fully licensed for all seller of travel purposes in the state of California. Global Ed has been, when required by law to be TSP (travel service provider) but that is currently no longer mandatory. Global Ed has been creating faculty led programs to Cuba since 1998 and is considered one of the most progressive educational travel providers for Cuba working on programs from business to the arts to science as well as sports programs. We also offer all necessary contracts and requirements by all community colleges and universities throughout the country. We have worked with several top California, Texas and Illinois universities and colleges for the last 25 years to facilitate top notch credit and non credit programs to Cuba. We have also worked with several Osher programs, that are emeritus programs within some of the same institutions.
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 Mexico, 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 20 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 (faculty led programs) and high school students as well as teachers. There are 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!