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.
Educational School Expeditions
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
Our school expeditions are arranged around five distinct phases. Planning & Preparation is student-led, from fundraising to fitness training and itinerary planning.
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
World Challenge Ambassador Lizzy Yarnold
Listen to Lizzy’s exclusive interview with us, recalling her expedition experience as well as her whirlwind journey since winning Gold at the 2014 Winter Olympics.
School Project – Namibia 2014
Epsom College Team 1 painted this beautiful mural at a special needs school in Klein Aub, Namibia, during the Project Phase of their expedition. Watch it come to life in this timelapse filmed by Leader Manager Anthony Barnes.
Helping you along the way
Support around the clock
Our dedicated school support staff will see you through from sign up to departure and beyond.
You are in safe hands…
World Challenge operates the most comprehensive safety and back-up procedures in the industry.