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2015 Student Travel Destinations

We offer five types of programs: expeditions, conservation in action trips, photography workshops, community service programs, and our new on campus program. All of our trips range from eleven days to three weeks. On our expeditions, you'll experience the best of the destination through in-depth exploration of a country or region, while pursuing an the area of interest--from photography to archaeology--through the lens of your On Assignment project. On conservation in action trips, dig deeper into important conservation issues, such as wildlife habitat preservation or sustainable farming. Our photography workshops are shorter, with one or two bases from which you'll set out to explore our spectacular surroundings with guidance from a National Geographic photographer. And this year, we introduce On Campus, where you'll explore global issues alongside top experts and instructors from our home base on a college campus. Click here for more general information about these trips. See all of our summer 2015 trips below.

  • Alaska Expedition

    12 Days
    Discover the spectacular wilderness of America’s wild northern frontier while focusing on photography, wildlife and conservation, or filmmaking. | More »

  • Australia Expedition

    20 Days
    Experience Australia's outback, rain forests, and reefs through projects in wildlife and conservation, film, or photography. | More »

  • Bali Conservation in Action

    17 Days
    On this special trip focused on tropical ecology, snorkel or dive among colorful fish and work with biologists on land and in the ocean. | More »

  • Barcelona Photo Workshop

    12 Days
    Join a National Geographic photographer in Barcelona and improve your skills through field assignments and classroom critiques. | More »

  • Belize Conservation in Action

    12 Days
    On this special ocean-conservation-focused trip, work with biologists to survey marine species, and go snorkeling and scuba diving on the reef. | More »

  • Brazil Conservation in Action

    19 Days
    On this special biodiversity-conservation-focused trip, monitor golden lion tamarins and track wildlife in the Amazon jungle. | More »

  • China Expedition

    21 Days
    Meet giant pandas, explore Beijing, and hike the Great Wall. Explore China through projects in photography or cultural geography. | More »

  • Costa Rica Community Service

    14 Days
    Experience everyday life in a mountain village, working alongside locals on a variety of service projects. Then head to the coast. | More »

  • Costa Rica Expedition

    14 Days
    Traveling from rain forest to coast, pursue projects in photography, wildlife and conservation, or community service. | More »

  • Fiji Community Service

    15 Days
    Settle into an island village and work alongside locals on service projects. Then snorkel spectacular coral reefs. | More »

  • Ecuador & the Galápagos Expedition

    18 Days
    From the cloud forest to the Galápagos, focus on photography or wildlife and conservation projects. | More »

  • Iceland Expedition

    15 Days
    Set out on an island adventure to this dramatic land of extremes. Focus on photography, climate and geology, or film & video. | More »

  • India Expedition

    21 Days
    Immerse yourself in India's rich cultural and spiritual diversity as you focus on projects in photography or cultural geography. | More »

  • Ireland Expedition

    14 Days
    From the cobbled streets of Dublin to the moonscapes of the Aran Islands, delve into Ireland’s storied past through projects in photography or creative writing. | More »

  • Italy & Greece Expedition

    17 Days
    From Rome's Pantheon to Greece's stunning islands, delve into life on the Mediterranean. Focus on photography, archaeology, or writing. | More »

  • London Photography Workshop

    12 Days
    Join our London photo workshop led by a top National Geographic photographer and take your photography to the next level. | More »

  • Namibia Conservation in Action

    21 Days
    On this special wildlife-conservation-focused trip, track and monitor cheetahs and leopards with researchers and go sandboarding on the dunes. | More »

  • Nepal Community Service

    18 Days
    Immerse yourself in village life at the foot of the soaring Himalaya. Trek to a monastery and go on safari. | More »

  • Pacific Northwest Conservation in Action

    12 Days
    On this Conservation in Action trip, work alongside conservationists, monitor orca populations, and kayak in the San Juan Islands. | More »

  • Paris Photography Workshop

    12 Days
    Join a National Geographic photographer in Paris and improve your skills through field assignments and classroom critiques. | More »

  • Peru Community Service

    14 Days
    Immerse yourself in a traditional Andean village, working with the community on service projects. Then visit Machu Picchu. | More »

  • Peru Expedition

    20 Days
    Explore the land of the Inca and the soaring Andes through projects in photography, archaeology, or community service. | More »

  • Prague Photo Workshop

    12 Days
    Explore Prague with a National Geographic photographer. Improve your skills through field assignments and classroom critiques. | More »

  • South Africa Expedition

    18 Days
    Assist ongoing excavations and encounter wildlife as you explore photography or our human origins. | More »

  • Switzerland & France Expedition

    15 Days
    Document your alpine adventure through photography and film & video as you go canyoneering, glacier-trekking and rafting. | More »

  • Tanzania Community Service

    15 Days
    Settle into a village in the hills and work with locals on service projects. Then set out on a wildlife safari. | More »

  • Tanzania Expedition

    20 Days
    Experience safaris and tribal life. Focus on photography or wildlife and delve into Tanzania's natural and cultural treasures. | More »

  • Thailand Community Service

    15 Days
    Immerse yourself in Thai life while working on service projects. Visit an elephant conservation center and snorkel off the coast. | More »

  • Tuscany Conservation in Action

    14 Days
    Among rolling hills, vineyards, and fields of sunflowers, capture the essence of Tuscany through a focus on photography or writing. | More »

  • University of Colorado Boulder On Campus Program

    9 Days
    Meet some of National Geographic’s leading experts and delve into important global issues during a unique program at the University of Colorado Boulder. | More »

  • Yellowstone Photo Workshop

    12 Days
    Improve your skills through field assignments and classroom critiques while exploring Yellowstone with a National Geographic photographer. | More »

Your participation in a National Geographic Student Expedition provides support to National Geographic's mission of increasing global understanding through exploration, geography education, and research.
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