Exceptional International Programs for Teachers and Students.

The next generation of global citizens are in your classroom. Together, we can unlock their potential. Join us.

 

Our Mission

Our Mission is to inspire students to become curious and compassionate global citizens by taking an active interest in the world around them. Our travel programs are designed for a community of travelers who seek an authentic, safe, and engaging international experience while providing the opportunity to cultivate positive,  sustainable change worldwide.

SSA History

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.

Custom Group Travel

Smithsonian Student Adventures partners with schools and educators to create dynamic programs to destinations around the world. In order to provide our participants with a unique, adventurous, and safe experience the SSA team will work closely with the Group Organizer to tailor the itinerary to each group’s needs, interests, and classroom goals.

Individual Open Enrollment Travel

Open Enrollment programs are open to individual high school students (ages 14-18) who are interested in traveling with other students. Candidates are accepted based on the strength of their application, which is reviewed on a first-come, first-served basis.

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