Education through exploration

World Challenge offers young people the chance to explore the world and experience different cultures, developing valuable life skills.

We are renowned for creating the very best bespoke adventure expeditions to over 40 destinations across the world, with unrivalled levels of safety and service.

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Over 25 years' experience gives us the global reach, vision, resources and people to deliver life-changing school expeditions.
 
Our dedicated regional staff expertly guide teams through an extensive build-up programme in preparation for their challenge. Through itinerary planning, training expeditions, fundraising and fitness activities, students are encouraged to develop the skills they will need on expedition such as communication, teamwork and organisation. We create bespoke trips, tailored precisely to your team’s objectives, or a range of pre-crafted itineraries. With over 25 years' experience arranging student trips abroad, we cover a diverse range of environments, from the plains of Mongolia to the Amazon Rainforest, the deserts of Africa to the Cambodian jungle. We provide extensive back-up for teams on expedition, with a 24-hr Operations Centre, reliable satellite communications, medical provision and comprehensive insurance.
 
Challengers are supported on educational school trips by our people on the ground: outstanding Expedition Leaders make sure things run smoothly and safely, while our In-Country Agents provide local knowledge and contacts.  In creating a safe environment for Challengers to explore the limits of their comfort zone, we allow them to grow in confidence and resourcefulness. They test their capabilities with physically arduous treks and adventure activities, develop a sense of global citizenship through rewarding project work and broaden their horizons at unforgettable remote locations and cultural sites. World Challenge’s expertise and high standards are reflected in our list of prestigious accreditations. We are actively engaged with key industry bodies, putting us at the forefront of good standards of practice. 
World Challenge expeditions are designed to develop important life skills, helping students to: 
 
  • Hone teamwork and leadership skills 
  • Gain confidence and self-esteem 
  • Become more globally aware 
  • Enhance employment prospects

About our expeditions

 

Organising student expeditions to over 40 destinations around the world

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Expedition phases

Our school expeditions are arranged around five distinct phases. Planning & Preparation is student-led, from fundraising to fitness training and itinerary planning.

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During the Acclimatisation phase, Challengers get to grips with their new environment with an introductory trek or practical task. They must draw on their physical resources and work as a team during the Trekking phase, reaching remote and beautiful locations. The rewarding Project phase involves community or conservation work with World Challenge partners on the ground. The Rest & Relaxation phase is a chance to unwind and enjoy cultural and adventure activities from visiting ancient temples to zip lining and white water rafting.

A whole world of possibilities

Ride a horse through rural Mongolia

Mongolia

Paddle kayaks on the crystal clear Adriatic Sea in Croatia

Croatia

Build mud huts at community projects in Zambia

Zambia

Immerse yourself in a jungle experience in Cambodia

Cambodia

Helping you along the way

Helping you fundraise for your trip

We have plenty of fundraising events, ideas and case studies to help and inspire you. 

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You are in safe hands…

World Challenge operates the most comprehensive safety and back-up procedures in the industry.

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Staff support around the clock

Our dedicated school support staff will see you through from sign up to departure and beyond.

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