Transforming Students Into Global Citizens

MISSION STATEMENT: World Expeditions Schools is committed to providing safe, rewarding & fully customised school group travel experiences that achieve real personal development for students and have a positive impact on the environment and communities in which we travel. We aim to provide quality ground services, exceptional value, expert advice, unique itineraries, and friendly service from the concept stage through to the day you return home.

Our experience in organising school group adventures began in the early 1980's. Our passion is to immerse young people in environments that offer unique experiences, and which are bound to have profound, life-changing effects.

Our philosophy is to take this a step further by involving students in ‘hands-on’ service learning projects, leaving a positive impact on the environment and people of that community. Students will experience the intrinsic joy of giving without the expectation of reward or reciprocation when they give their time and physical effort to a worthwhile project while being immersed in the culture.

Our educational adventures also teach students the importance of teamwork and leadership, build self-confidence and resilience, develop cultural understanding and raise an interest in natural environments. They will experience the world beyond mobile phones, computers and shopping malls to where the power of an adventure experience is enjoyed in all of its components.

World Expeditions Schools tailors adventure itineraries to the requirements of individual schools. We operate with high-quality services and support at an extremely reasonable price. We will provide you with a fully inclusive package, without the use of local payments, ensuring that there are little to no out-of-pocket expenses once travelling.

Students constructing new toilets for a remote school in Vietnam Resting during a school trek in Nepal |  <i>Greg Pike</i> Students playing with the local children while trekking in the Annapurna region Participants on a community project in the Annapurna region |  <i>Ian Williams</i> Students working on a community project in the Annapurna region |  <i>Ian Trafford</i> Students exploring the local markets in Peru |  <i>Drew Collins</i> Making friends in Cambodia

Here's just a few reasons why you should choose us for your next overseas school trip. 


  • We work closely with schools, personalising every program's risk assessment based on the students' and teachers' travelling needs.
  • The safety of our travellers is our number one priority.
  • Our commitment to providing a duty of care, and understanding of what schools and parents expect, guides everything we do.
  • We provide face-to-face and online training to all travelling teachers, (and the school executive), regarding the roles & responsibilities of all stakeholders, supervision of students, communications processes, and incident management.
  • World Expeditions Schools has an unblemished record in the operation of school & youth adventures.
  • We only operate programs in accordance with the operational processes that have built our reputation as leaders in the student travel sector.
  • Every program is underpinned by industry-leading local knowledge, personalised pre-departure preparation/training and risk assessments that focus on prevention and incident management.
  • Schools will be provided with our standard operating procedures and standard risk assessments before travel so we can collaborate with the school to highlight areas the school wish us to focus on.



  • We have over three decades of knowledge tailoring successful student expeditions, combined with almost 50 years of planning adventure travel itineraries for adult groups, to ensure teachers and students are truly in the hands of experts.
  • Our “one point of contact” during pre-departure preparation adds another dimension to the overall teacher, parent, and student experience, ensuring your World Expeditions Travel manager knows your program and school intimately.
  • As a division of one of the world’s first adventure travel companies, we’re unmatched in our ability to draw on our in-country expertise.
  • Our primary focus is on providing a professional experience for teachers, so they can trust our local Guides and crew and work with them to ensure the students are safe, can learn and can achieve the desired outcomes of the school.


  • Our service learning trips offer first-hand experience in making sustainable grass-roots contributions to local communities.
  • Learn what it takes to be a true global citizen.
  • The satisfaction of reaching fundraising goals and life lessons learnt while raising money for a worthy Service Learning Community Project.
  • Gain an appreciation and acceptance of other cultures and a broader mind.
  • Build the confidence to lead a group and make decisions.
  • Learn project management skills.
  • Learn the value of working together as a cohesive team to achieve a common objective.
  • Learn the ability to face mental and physical challenges.
  • Learn the ability to adapt to new environments outside of their 'comfort zone' when they 'disconnect'.
  • Appreciate and care for the natural environment. The environments we travel through are beautiful and often pristine, invariably the students will gain a deeper appreciation and understanding of how their actions impact the environment.
  • Build strong friendships and bonds with their peers and the people of their host community.
  • Learn basic wilderness skills obtained on a 3-4 day trek such as personal hygiene, pitching a tent, and helping to prepare meals – if applicable.


  • We’re confident that we can beat any quoted land price as well as provide the best value services on any student adventure that we operate.
  • We will only provide services that do not compromise the quality or safety of the experience.
  • We will ensure you do not pay for unnecessary services that your expedition does not need.
  • By making our trips affordable and great value you can present a more achievable opportunity to your students allowing for a fairer, and increased, participation rate for your school adventure.


We are a World Animal Protection signatory and are proud to be involved with collaborations between local cooperatives and the animal handlers we use when travelling.


We’re proud to be on the Rethink Orphanages working committee to stop orphanage tourism around the world. We do not work with residential care homes and are working to promote our shared belief in an alternative, family based care model.


We’re advocates of the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals and our global action areas support this vision.


We’re pro-planet. We’re taken the TAP pledge and issue water purification so we don’t contribute to the single use plastic water bottle waste.

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