Explore – Engage – Empower
We empower global citizens through experiential learning and global education.
GIVE’s customized school trips are carefully designed to 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 wilderness exploration.
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.
Types of Experiences
Our programs are tailored to fulfill the goals of individual schools and universities and can be adapted to cover any field of interest, age level or curriculum. Once you’ve selected the right balance of cultural immersion, community service and adventure activities, leave it to us to work out all the details. We’ll find you the best deals on group flights, the safest and most comfortable accommodation, transportation to the best local restaurants, and the most fun, knowledgeable and experienced local guides around.
Week Without Walls / Alternative Spring Break (5-8 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 will design a unique weeklong experience that empowers your students to explore new places, engage with different cultures, and become lifelong global citizens.
Learning Service Experiences
Flip the script on conventional ‘service-learning’ trips and challenge your students to think critically about their capacity to make a difference. Our Learning Service model encourages students to reflect on the context and sustainability of the projects they’re participating in and inspires them to become more effective altruists in the future.
Creativity, Activity, Service (CAS)
Encourage your students to embark on a challenging and fulfilling journey of self-discovery. Our programs are an ideal platform for students to fulfill the Creativity, Activity and Service requirements of the IB diploma, as they will have varied opportunities to take initiative, practice perseverance, and collaborate with their peers to solve real-life problems.
Where We Travel
GIVE regularly facilitates programs throughout Nicaragua, Tanzania, Thailand, Laos, Vietnam, Nepal, and the United States, 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
Planning, organizing and executing an educational experience abroad is no easy task. It requires thoughtful and effective collaboration before, during and after your trip. Hover over the images below to read through some of the most common ways we can help as you begin planning your trip. However, it’s far from all we can offer you and your students. 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 experienced 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’ll provide you with professional marketing materials to promote your program. 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, field 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 friendly, socially responsible and economically fair. Learn more about our sustainable and locally run volunteer projects.
Ready to start planning your school’s
We understand that planning a trip abroad comes with a lot of questions and months of preparation, and this is especially true for educators planning a trip for their students. 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!