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Educational Travel … Cultural Experiences … Adventure

We are educators that strive to put together a diverse collection of affordable expeditions that give our college students the chance to combine travel, cultural encounters and academic achievement. Students learn by doing, and our Encounter Expeditions are adventures in learning. We push back the classroom walls and move into the world beyond to provide exciting combinations of discovery and adventure, all in the unique setting of a living laboratory where opportunities present themselves for acquiring new knowledge, insight and understanding.

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Participating in one of our Encounter Expeditions is a very different experience from participating in a travel tour group. Though our fascinating and comprehensive travel programs are available in most cases to the general public, they are first and foremost an educational experience. Our tour itineraries go beyond just seeing the sights. Through professionally guided tours and insight into each destination, we become actively engaged in the local culture and experience the world in a whole new way.

Travel with us and you'll get to know a place like the back of your hand. You'll plunge into a region with access only a resident guide can offer. Our expert, licensed guides are local natives each one passionate about their homes. Follow our guides away from the beaten path and you'll discover the unexpected. Traveling on your own it’s easy to pass through a place without touching the sides. That’s why expert local guides are so invaluable – they tell the less well known tales, relate the more curious stories, recall the most obscure events and reveal the best guarded secrets to ensure every moment is full of discovery and brimming with surprises. There's a world to experience that's not found in any guidebook.

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One of the best parts of travel is who you meet along the journey and our Expeditions let you travel with fellow students who share your values and your passion to explore the world around you. Not only will you make connections with local people across the globe, you'll be traveling with friends, new and old. We can take you to those places you've always wanted to go, to do the activities you love. You will be immersed in the natural beauty and culture of a place. And we do it our way, welcoming those serendipitous travel moments that can't be planned and ultimately result in your best stories and memories from a trip. Chance encounters with wildlife, conversations with local residents, the camaraderie that develops are the hallmarks of our Encounter Expeditions.

Join us and experience our style of travel, an Encounter Expedition, with a small group of friends and experienced local guides. Let us help you experience your world and live the adventure of your dreams!


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