For 170 years, the Smithsonian Institution has inspired generations through its steadfast dedication to the “increase and diffusion of knowledge”. In a globalized world, it is more important than ever to promote the Smithsonian values of Discovery, Creativity, Excellence, Diversity, Integrity, and Service. That is why Walking Tree Travel, in collaboration with the Smithsonian Institution, is pleased to offer a collection of dynamic programs for high school students – Smithsonian Student Adventures (SSA).

Smithsonian Student Adventures uncover the genuine culture of each destination and inspire students to take an active role  in their local and global community. We partner with schools to provide memorable small-group experiences, and invest in cultivating and maintaining long-term relationships with our partner communities. This focus allows us to meet the diverse needs and desires of our travelers with dynamic and flexible itineraries that inspire and delight.

These educational immersion programs, launched in November 2017, highlight our shared mission of learning and discovery, and offer a unique opportunity for student travelers to explore the world in a meaningful way.


Smithsonian Student Adventures is operated by Walking Tree Travel under license from the Smithsonian Institution. The name of the Smithsonian and the sunburst logo are registered trademarks of the Smithsonian Institution and Walking Tree Travel is an authorized user.