High School Summer Abroad Gap Year Travel
A student group takes in the sunrise as they prepare to hike out of a rural homestay community in Nepal. Photo by Arvin Singh Uzunov-Dang, instructor.

Travel Differently

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Travel Like No Other

For 30+ years, we’ve run the most immersive programs available. Our approach is simple: work with the absolute best instructors, return to communities where we have long-lasting relationships, and run a limited number of programs to ensure every trip is thoughtful, responsible, and intentionally-crafted.


Our 9 Program Components are hand-on ways for you to deepen your immersion through homestays, apprenticeships, trekking, and language study.

Small Groups & Personalized Mentorship

Groups consist of only 12 students and 3 instructors—an industry best 4:1 ratio—offering you individualized support and intentional challenges.

Locally Fluent Instructors

Our guides are experts in the locations in which they lead—giving you a direct and personal connection to the places you visit.


Programs offer an offline and fully present reality. Swap out your phone for hours of laughter and stories with your homestay family and new friends.

Unfiltered Experiences

Experience authentic local realities—often beautiful, sometimes complex, and always true to day-to-day life.

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