EducatorsTake your students on a life-changing educational journey.
Explore – Engage – Empower
We inspire global citizens through experiential learning and global education.
GIVE’s school trips engage your students in meaningful opportunities to learn through doing. We travel off the beaten path to explore rural communities and truly connect with local people and the environment through cultural immersion, community service, and outdoor education.
Along the way, students gain a greater understanding of themselves, their fellow classmates, and their fellow human beings. They develop into conscious young leaders and active global citizens who recognize their power and their responsibility to enact positive change in our world.
We believe that by connecting young people with the world we live in and the people we share it with, we can inspire the next generation to build a brighter future for us all.
“The immersive experience can’t be replicated in a classroom. Standing knee-deep in water clearing invasive species side-by-side with local leaders who describe the intricacies of their ancient fishponds is not something students can absorb by reading.”
– Dr. Kenneth Cohen, Ph.D FCS/Recreation and Sustainable Tourism
Types of Experiences
Would you rather organize a private trip for your student group, or join one of our scheduled trips during the spring, summer and winter breaks? Would you rather follow one of GIVE’s established itineraries, or design a more customized itinerary? Just let us know what type of experience you’re looking for and we’ll sort out the rest. We’ll find you the best deals on group flights, the safest and most comfortable accommodations, transportation to the best local restaurants, the most fun and experienced local guides, and the most authentic and transformative experiences possible for your students.
Private Trips: GIVE’s Set Itineraries
Take your students on one of our tried and true itineraries through some of the most awe-inspiring places on the planet. Each trip has been carefully crafted to provide the perfect blend of cultural immersion, volunteering, adventure, and experiential education. Click here to explore all of GIVE’s programs and find the best fit for you and your students!
Private Trips: Custom Itineraries
(Minimum 4 days)
Broaden your students’ education beyond the walls of the classroom and provide them with an authentic, meaningful and life-changing experience. In partnership with you and your school, we’ll design a bespoke itinerary that empowers your students to explore new places, engage with different cultures, and become lifelong global citizens.
Join a Scheduled GIVE trip
Join a group of like-minded travelers on one of our scheduled trips during school breaks. This is a great opportunity to connect your students with peers from around the globe as they embark on an epic journey of self-discovery. You can find trip dates and fees for each location here. Call or message us to learn more about our tiered discounts for cohorts!
Where We Travel
GIVE regularly facilitates programs throughout Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Tanzania, Thailand, Laos, Hawai’i, and Washington State, but we’re always excited to embark on new adventures. So, if you’ve got your heart set on another country, let us know!
How We Can Help – 360° Support
Planning, organizing and facilitating a group trip abroad is no easy task, but we’ve got you covered. Below are some of the most common ways GIVE can help bring your trip to life, but there’s so much more we can offer. If you’re looking for any additional support, feel free to share any questions or ideas in the contact form at the bottom of this page.
We’ll start by identifying your educational goals and values, desired trip length, preferred location and activities, and then we’ll work together to intentionally design an experience that brings your vision to life.
Safety and Support
Participant safety is GIVE’s number one priority and your students will receive 24/7 support from our guides and coordinators every step of the way. Check out our Comprehensive Risk Management Plan.
Getting the word out
Once we’ve mapped out the itinerary and highlights, we can provide you with professional marketing materials to promote your trip. We can even send a GIVE representative to help you get the word out around campus.
Whether it’s delicious meals at the best local restaurants, tuk-tuk transport to temples, nightly dialogue circles, or homestays in hill-tribe villages, we’ll make it all happen so you and your students can embrace every moment.
In the months leading up to departure, we’ll distribute information, answer questions, and process documents regarding group flights, supplemental learning materials, packing lists, travel documents, and medical details.
GIVE designs all of our travel experiences and community service initiatives to be environmentally conscious, socially responsible and economically empowering. Learn more about our sustainable and locally run volunteer projects.
Ready to plan your students’ next adventure?
We understand that planning a group trip abroad comes with a lot of questions and months of preparation, and we’re here to help. Use the calendar below to schedule a call with GIVE and we will be sure to connect you with one of our Regional Coordinators who can walk you through the logistics of planning a trip abroad. We look forward to speaking with you soon!