People say that traveling changes you. I would say that traveling just makes you more of who you are meant to be. I am so grateful that [National Geographic Explorer] Ami Vitale and our trip leaders cultivated an environment where we could ask questions and grow as both photographers and people.Sarah H., 2017 Prague Photography Workshop
This summer, high school students from around the world have an opportunity to experience what it’s like to be on assignment for National Geographic as they travel the globe through the National Geographic Student Travel program. These travel experiences immerse students in a variety of international destinations, empowering them to engage with the world as thoughtful explorers. No matter which trip they choose, students will travel with a purpose.
Throughout the trip, students will have an opportunity to delve deeper into their surroundings through the lens of one or more topics, including photography, wildlife conservation, marine biology, and more. Hands-on projects—such as learning about cutting-edge technology used to combat climate change, researching threats to wildlife alongside scientists, and crafting a photography portfolio as they learn how to take images that tell a story—will deepen their understanding of the communities and landscapes they visit and give them a finished product to share with their family and community back home.
Summer 2023 destinations include Ecuador and the Galápagos, Iceland, the Canadian Arctic, Tokyo, Namibia, and more! These fee-based programs are open globally for students in grades nine through 12, including those enrolled in high school, upper secondary school, homeschool, and nontraditional programs. Motivated eighth graders may be considered for certain programs. Limited scholarships will be available.
One of the highlights of the trip is sure to be the traveling companions—students from across the globe who are also enthusiastic about exploring. And students will find role models in the National Geographic Explorers and trip leaders, who are photographers, writers, scientists, and educators pursuing careers that help make the world a better place. Each itinerary includes a National Geographic Explorer who is excited to share their stories and knowledge with the next generation.
Encourage your students to join a growing community of individuals who are curious about the world around them and committed to preserving it with National Geographic Student Travel. We invite you to join us for a live webinar to learn more about the National Geographic Student Travel experience on Tuesday, December 13, 2022 at 3:30 p.m. EST.
Featured image by Bailey Edelstein